238pp., paperback, Beyers Naudé Centre on Public Theology Series, Volume VI, Stellenbosch, 2013
Christiaan Frederick Beyers Naudé (1915-2004) was a minister in the Dutch Reformed Church (DRC) and a leading Afrikaner anti-apartheid theologian.
A member of the Broederbond from 1940 to 1963, when he confirmed that he could no longer support apartheid he chose to remain as editor of Pro Veritate and director of the Christian Institute (CI) and resigned his position as chairman of the moderature of the DRC and lost his status as minister. He eventually was welcomed as minister of the Dutch Reformed Church in Africa.
In 1977 the CI was declared a banned organisation and Naudé was placed under house arrest for seven years. He later served as General Secretary of the South African Council of Churches from 1985-1988. In 1994, during the general synod of the DRC, he was honoured as a prophet whom the church had maligned for decades.