The Douglas S. Bax Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Bax, Douglas S.
Dates: 1968-1971
Extent: 1 box (0.4 linear feet)
Language(s): English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.


1934 December 27 Born, Benoni, South Africa
1955 Graduated, Rhodes University, South Africa
1956-1957 Graduated, Bachelor of Divinity, Rhodes University, South Africa
1958 February 12 Ordained, Presbyterian Church of South Africa, Port Elizabeth Presbytery
1958-1959 Pastor, Bedford and Somerset, East South Africa
1959-1964 Doctoral student, Princeton Theological Seminary
1963-1965 Student, Georg August University, Goettingen, Germany
1967-1973 Pastor, St. Andrews Church, Cape Town
1973-1975 Pastor, St. Andrews Church, Umtata, Transkei
1973-1975 Lecturer, St. Bede's Theological College, South Africa
1976-unknown Lecturer, Rhodes University, Grahamstown

Biographical Information

The Rev. Dr. Douglas Bax is the minister of Rondebosch United Church in Cape Town, South Africa, and former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa. He is a Calvin scholar, and the author of A Different Gospel: A Critique of the Theology behind Apartheid (1979).


Scope and Content

This collection consists of sermons and articles by the Rev. Dr. Douglas Bax, minister of Rondebosch United Church in Cape Town, South Africa, and former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa.



Bax, Douglas S.

Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.

Clergy--South Africa.


Administrative Information

Processing Information

This collection was processed, and the original finding aid was written by Sheila MacDonald in July of 1980. The finding aid was edited by Sarah Seraphin and Daved Anthony Schmidt in March of 2009.


There are no special restrictions to the access of this collection. It may be examined by library patrons under the normal rules and conditions of Special Collections.

Use of Materials

The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The Douglas S. Bax Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.



Box 1
1:1 Sermon: "Second Hand Christianity" by Douglas Bax. (July 21, 1968)
1:2-7 Bulletins: St. Andrew's News. (August, October 1968; April, November, December 1970; February 1971)
1:8 Journal: The South African Outlook. (August 1969)
1:9 Journal: Sea Point Vision. (February 1970)
1:10 Journal: Supplement to Pro Veritate "An Open Letter Concerning Nationalism, National Socialism, and Christianity". (July 1971)
1:11 Correspondence: David Markram to Rev. Bax. (September 23, 1970)
1:12 Postcards: Cape Peninsula from the Air (Showing Camps Bay, the Bax manse, and St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church; Gardens Presbyterian Church). undated
1:13 News Clippings: The Cape Argus. (September 2, 1968; March 4, 1969)
1:14 News Clipping: The Presbyterian Leader. (April 1970)
1:15 News Clippings: Cape Times. (September 17 and 19, 1970)
1:16 News Clipping: The Argus. (September 18, 1970)
1:17 News Clipping: Star, Johannesburg. (September 23, 1970)
1:18 News Release, SABC - Survey: "Presbyterians and the WCC". (September 24, 1970)
1:19 News Clipping: The Argus. (October 26, 1970)
1:20 News Clipping: The Christian Leader. (October and December 1970; February and March 1971)
1:21 News Clipping: The Christian Leader "Drink, Death and Apartheid" by Douglas Bax. (June 1971)
1:22 News Clipping: Sunday Times. (July 18, 1971)
1:23 News Clipping: The Christian Leader. (September 1971)


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