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Studying pentecostalism missiologically: The Congo Evangelistic Mission in Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of Congo

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dc.contributor.advisor Kritzinger, J. N. J. (Johannes Nicolaas Jacobus), 1950- Jesse, Fungwa Kipimo 2015-03-03T13:01:37Z 2015-03-03T13:01:37Z 2014-02 2015-03-03
dc.identifier.citation Jesse, Fungwa Kipimo (2014) Studying pentecostalism missiologically: The Congo Evangelistic Mission in Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of Congo, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract This thesis is a critical missiological analysis of Pentecostal mission, specifically of the Congo Evangelistic Mission (CEM) in the Katanga Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It investigates how CEM members have been interpreting and expressing the Christian message in and for the context of Katanga Province through their communal life, worship and mission since its inception in 1914. It also asks the methodological question of how such a Pentecostal mission could best be studied and evaluated missiologically. To carry out this investigation the researcher developed a “Pentecostal Praxis Missiological Approach” which he used extensively throughout his study. Chapter two demonstrates that, while British missionaries brought the CEM to Katanga province, it was the early Congolese pioneers who actually spread the movement to different parts of Katanga and beyond its borders. Chapter three shows how CEM members have analysed the Congolese context, identifying it as a lost, unholy and socially broken society with high levels of poverty, unemployment and poor access to basic needs; it is also beset with problems of war and conflict, corruption and injustices as well as abuse of women. Chapter four focuses on the spirituality of power that inspires and motivates the CEM in the various dimensions of its mission. Chapter five uses mainly liturgical sources like prayers, songs and sermons to construct the Pentecostal theology of mission that guides and directs the CEM in its mission. Chapter six explores the agents and strategies of mission that the CEM uses to address the missional challenges they identify in their context. The final chapter raises six key missiological issues that emerged from the study and that require the attention of missiological scholars in order to foster the future of Pentecostal mission in Congo and the Southern African region as a whole. These issues are: preventing ongoing schisms, evangelising members of other religious traditions, the scope of healing, the impact of rapture theology, the place of women in ordained Pentecostal ministry, and the extent of contextualisation in the CEM. Keys terms Katanga Province, en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (438 leaves) en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Katanga Province en
dc.subject Missiology en
dc.subject Mission en
dc.subject Praxis cycle en
dc.subject Pentecostal en
dc.subject Pentecostalism en
dc.subject Classical pentecostal en
dc.subject Chrismatic en
dc.subject Pneumatology en
dc.subject Congo Evangelistic Mission en
dc.subject African pentecostal en
dc.subject.ddc 266.9940967518
dc.subject.lcsh Congo Evangelistic Mission en
dc.subject.lcsh Pentecostalism -- Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Katanga en
dc.subject.lcsh Missions -- Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Katanga en
dc.subject.lcsh Pentecostal churches -- Missions -- Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Katanga en
dc.subject.lcsh Katanga (Congo) -- Church history en
dc.subject.lcsh Christianity and culture -- Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Katanga en
dc.title Studying pentecostalism missiologically: The Congo Evangelistic Mission in Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of Congo en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Christian Spirituality, Church History and Missiology en D.Th. (Missiology) en

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