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Bishop Dr S. Dwane and the rise of Xhosa spirituality in the Ethiopian Episcopal Church (formerly the Order of Ethiopia)

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dc.contributor.advisor Dolamo, R.T.H. (Prof.) en Mtuze, Peter Tshobiso en 2009-08-25T11:03:19Z 2009-08-25T11:03:19Z 2009-08-25T11:03:19Z 2008-06-30 en
dc.identifier.citation Mtuze, Peter Tshobiso (2009) Bishop Dr S. Dwane and the rise of Xhosa spirituality in the Ethiopian Episcopal Church (formerly the Order of Ethiopia), University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The thesis consists of seven chapters with each chapter focusing on a particular aspect of the research topic. Chapter One deals with conventional preliminaries such as aim of study, method of approach, literature overview and other introductory material. Chapter Two is an an overview of the foundations of Bishop Dwane's spirituality and his church's struggle for autonomy. It also covers the origins, the nature and the purpose of Ethiopianism as the central thread in Dwane's theologizing and family history. Chapter Three reflects the attitude of the Anglican Church to African traditional culture as reflected in three historical phases - the era of total onslaught on African culture and religion, the period of accommodation, and the phase of turning a blind eye to these matters for as long as Anglicanism remains intact. Chapter Four contains Dwane's views on various cultural issues culminating in his decision to indigenize his Ethiopian Episcopal Church's liturgy and other forms of worship by incorporating traditional healers into the church and invoking the presence of Qamata and the ancestors in worship. Chapter Five analyses Dwane's prophetic spirituality as evidenced by his advocacy role in fighting for justice and human rights in this country. He relentlessly fought for the rights of those who were victimized by the government of the day, and those who were willfully discriminated against. Chapter Six is on the evolution of an authentic Xhosa spirituality, in particular, and African spirituality in general, in the Ethiopian Episcopal Church. While the main focus of the study is the evolution of Xhosa spirituality, it should be emphasized that the thrust of Dwane's theologizing extended to the evolution of other African spiritualities in the broader church. Chapter Seven is a general conclusion that highlights the main elements of Dwane's spirituality and the heritage he left behind in this regard. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject African culture en
dc.subject African religion en
dc.subject African spirituality en
dc.subject African theology en
dc.subject Cultural domination en
dc.subject Ethiopianism en
dc.subject Incarnation en
dc.subject Inculturation en
dc.subject Interculturation en
dc.subject Xhosa spirituality en
dc.subject.ddc 289.930968
dc.subject.lcsh Ethiopian Episcopal Church (South Africa)
dc.subject.lcsh Dwane, Sigqibo
dc.subject.lcsh South Africa -- Church history
dc.subject.lcsh Christianity and culture -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Spirituality -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Intercultural communication -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
dc.subject.lcsh Religion -- South Africa
dc.title Bishop Dr S. Dwane and the rise of Xhosa spirituality in the Ethiopian Episcopal Church (formerly the Order of Ethiopia) en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Christian Spirituality, Church History and Missiology en D. Th. (Systematic Theology) en

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