Our approach to the independent church movement in South Africa
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Our approach to the independent church movement in South Africa lectures of the first missiological course of the Missiological Institute at the Lutheran Theological College, Mapumulo, from 30th September to 6th October, 1965.

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Published by The Institute in Mapumulo [South Africa] .
Written in English



  • South Africa


  • Zionist churches (Africa) -- South Africa -- Congresses.,
  • Christian sects -- South Africa -- Congresses.,
  • South Africa -- Church history -- Congresses.

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ContributionsLutheran Theological College (Mapumulo, South Africa). Missiological Institute.
LC ClassificationsBR1450 .O93
The Physical Object
Pagination226 p. ;
Number of Pages226
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4491095M
LC Control Number79320828

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The designation independent offers the most acceptable, generalized title without any implied judgement, it means a ^church which has been founded in Africa, by Africans and primarily for Africans Daneel The term independent refers to the independence of AICs from racial and economic exclusion by the historical.   10 In the Missiological Institute of the Lutheran Theological College at Mapumulo hosted a conference on ‘Our Approach to the Independent Church Movement in South Africa’ in which many of the speakers held the view that the AICs were growing by by: 2. Independent Church Movements Research Pamphlets No 11 year been begun in thirty- two of the forty-one nations and colonies South of the Sahara, in Madagascar and in one nation in North Africa (Barrett, ). This situation can be reviewed briefly among the five main regions of Africa, describing some of The Rise of Independent African. Our approach to the Independent Church movement in South Africa, a. On. Pateros ofOrganizational Structures in the African Independent Churches Movement in South Afiica., in Nussbaum, S (ed) Turner Collection on Religious Movements. Afro-Christian Religion and healing in South Africa,

The Independent Fundamental Baptist missionaries and local church leadership has a character of its own. The development of its leadership and ministry style is directly related to issues such as the literalness of their Biblical interpretation and application in pastoral areas such as preaching, teaching, discipleship and pastoral counselling. Besides the self-fixed historical affinity of the AIC’s as they are in South Africa, we are forced to look into the broader developments of the organisation of the African Independent Churches (OAIC). This focus will help to expose the possible avenues for purposeful development and international exposure. African Independent Churches, also known as African Indigenous Churches, African Initiated Churches, African Instituted Churches, or just AICs, represent well o independent Christian. African Instituted (Independent) Churches The following article by John S. Pobee is the entry on African Instituted (Independent) Churches from the revised edition of the Dictionary of the Ecumenical Movement published jointly by the World Council of Churches and the Wm. Eerdmans in

  68 Becken, Hans-Jürgen, ‘The Nazareth Baptist Church of Shembe’, in Missiological Institute, Lutheran Theological College, Our Approach to the Independent Church Movement in South Africa (Mapumulo, Natal, ), pp. –5. 10 H.-J. Becken, The Nazareth Baptist Church of Shembe, in: Our Approach to the Independent Church Movement in South Africa, Mapumulo, Natal: Missiological Institute I, IO 11 ooo mourn Shembe, The Mercury, 4 January 12 Ibid. 13 Ibid. The quoted report also relates that the king of the Zulu, Paramount.   Sundkler distinguishes two main types of Independent churches in South Africa. The first is Ethiopian, those churches which left Mission churches mainly to show aversion to racial discrimination and white domination. The other is the Zionist, those akin to the Aladura churches of West Africa. They are more prophetic in nature.   Fostering both overarching and comparative perspectives, the book includes chapters on West Africa (Nigeria, Ghana, and Burkina Faso) and Southern Africa (Zimbabwe and South Africa). It aims to open up a subfield focused on African Initiated Christianity within the religion and development discourse, substantially broadening the scope of the.