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The students and the theological college and its literary department 1899-1919

I. Hexman
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 12, No 46 | a1131 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v12i46.1131 | © 1978 I. Hexman | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 03 June 1978 | Published: 13 June 1978

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I. Hexman, Vancouver, Canada

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Abstract

During the South African winter of 1899 the members of the Reformed Church Theological School, in the small north-eastern Cape town of Burgersdorp, became aware of “dark clouds” which were gathering on their political horizon. They were an intensely political group with strong republican sympathies who looked to the northern republics rather than to Cape Town for their inspiration. Yet when hostilities eventually broke out between the British and Boer Governments members of the Reformed Church in Burgersdorp seem to have been taken almost completely by surprise.

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