The end of Mission Councils: A case study of the Church of Scotland South Africa Joint Council, 1971–1981

Graham A. Duncan
2017 HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies  
This article will investigate why Mission Councils continued to exist for so long after the so-called autonomous churches were established in South Africa following the upsurge ofEthiopian and other types of African initiated churches at the close of the 19th century inopposition to the European sending churches. It will also examine how the emergingPartnership in Mission policy affected the process of integration of church and mission. Usingthe closing years of the Church of Scotland South
more » ... can Joint Council (1971–1981) as a casestudy, the author examines primary sources to uncover the exercise of power demonstratedthrough racism manifested in the disposition of personnel, property and finance to control thedevelopment of authentic autonomy.
doi:10.4102/hts.v73i3.4371 fatcat:lachel3qnbbqlmj4fivosa7khy