<span id="_ctl0_lbl3">A nexus of lives: how a heretical bishop contributed to our knowledge of South Africa's past</span>

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  • J. D. Lewis-Williams University of the Witwatersrand

Abstract

This article sketches a series of events that link the lives of contrasting personalities. It leads from a Cambridge academic theologian to a German philologist who recorded the lives and beliefs of nineteenth-century San people, and then on to the present-day, post-apartheid South African national coat of arms. Along the way, events, some momentous, some apparently trivial, brought these two men together and situated them in a network of conflicting interests and the people who worked to realize those interests.

To cite this article: Lewis-Williams, J.D. 2008. A nexus of lives: how a heretical bishop contributed to our knowledge of South Africa's past. Southern African Humanities 20: 463-75.

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Lewis-Williams, J. D. (2013). <span id="_ctl0_lbl3">A nexus of lives: how a heretical bishop contributed to our knowledge of South Africa’s past</span>. Southern African Humanities, 20(2), 463-75. Retrieved from http://sahumanities.org/ojs/index.php/SAH/article/view/251

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