oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Communion with the shades in traditional Zulu society
|Article Title||Communion with the shades in traditional Zulu society|
|© Publisher:||Southern African Missiological Society (SAMS)|
|Journal||Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies|
|Affiliations||1 Director of Theological Education of the South African Council of Churches|
|Publication Date||Aug 1973|
|Pages||39 - 41|
|Keyword(s)||Christian missions, Creator, Dogma, Fearfulness, Fellowship bonds, God in heaven, Offerings, Powers of God, Prayer, Relationship, Ritual, Ritual celebrations and Unreliability|
No religious system or belief is static. Pressures of cultural contacts, social, educational, financial and other factors all tend to influence one another and the religious life of a given entity. For the religious thought-patterns are adjustable. This is applicable also to the cult of the shades (the forefathers) in Zulu society.
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