The Bridge Builder

A Tribute to Bishop Hans Brenninkmeijer (Philippe Denis & Kees Keijsper editors)


Philippe Denis & Kees Keijsper editors. This book is dedicated to the memory of Hans Brenninkmeijer (1930-2003), a Catholic priest born in Holland who spent most of his life in church leadership: as superior of the South African vicariate of the Dutch Dominican province (1965-1968), as vicar general of the Dominican vicariate of Southern Africa (1968-1976) and as bishop of the diocese of Kroonstad in the Free State province (1977-2003). He played a signifi cant role in the Southern African Catholic Bishops` Conference. He had two passions: the empowerment of the laity, a requirement of the Second Vatican Council to which he never ceased to pay attention, and the struggle for justice, with which he associated himself during the dark years of apartheid by visiting political refugees and channelling funds to the liberation movement. Both editors are Dominican friars. Philippe Denis teaches the history of Christianity at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Kees Keijsper is the superior of the Emaphetelweni Dominican community in Pietermaritzburg.

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Philippe Denis, Kees Keijsper