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Inculturation in African churches with particular reference to Zimbabwe

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dc.contributor.advisor Motlhabi, Mokgethi B. G. (Mokgethi Buti George), 1944- Amadi, Anthony 2015-01-23T04:24:05Z 2015-01-23T04:24:05Z 2002-06
dc.identifier.citation Amadi, Anthony (2002) Inculturation in African churches with particular reference to Zimbabwe, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract This study tries to investigate the extent of inculturation in African Churches in general and in Zimbabwe in particular. Some mission churches, like the Catholic, the Anglican and the Methodist Churches were selected for the study. The main areas of investigation are baptism, the Eucharist:, marriage, burial and healing. The study discovered that there is some inculturation going on in all the churches under discussion, especially in the celebration of the Eucharist. On the other hand, it was also discovered that the African Independent Churches, such as Vapostori and the Aladura, churches are much more at home with the implementation of inculturation especially in the area of healing. We concluded that Christianity is not yet deeply rooted in African soil, in particular in Zimbabwe. This is because not much inculturation has taken place in the mission churches. Some recommendations are made to help facilitate the implementation of inculturation and to enable Christianity to take flesh in Africa so as to become an authentic African Christianity. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (vi, 179 leaves) en
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject African Independent Churches en
dc.subject Culture en
dc.subject Evangelisation en
dc.subject Healing en
dc.subject Incarnation en
dc.subject Inculturation en
dc.subject Mission Churches en
dc.subject Old and New Testaments en
dc.subject Religion en
dc.subject Sacraments en
dc.subject.ddc 261.096891
dc.subject.lcsh Christianity and culture -- Zimbabwe en
dc.subject.lcsh Independent churches -- Zimbabwe en
dc.subject.lcsh Christianity and other religions en
dc.subject.lcsh Zimbabwe -- Religious life and customs en
dc.title Inculturation in African churches with particular reference to Zimbabwe en
dc.type Dissertation
dc.description.department Philosophy, Practical and Systematic Theology M. Th. (Systematic Theology)

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