oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - The Christian gospel and the ancestor cult
|Article Title||The Christian gospel and the ancestor cult|
|© Publisher:||Southern African Missiological Society (SAMS)|
|Journal||Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies|
|Affiliations||1 Independent Shona Churches In Rhodesia|
|Publication Date||Aug 1973|
|Pages||46 - 73|
|Keyword(s)||Evil powers, Heathenish idolatry, Hierarchy of spirits, Independent Churches, Multi-tribal position, Patrilineal grandparents, Protestant, Rites, Roman Catholic, Sorcerers, Theological approach, Tribal spirits mhondoro and Witches|
The ancestor cult plays a central role in the religion of the African. It is directly linked with traditional belief in a Supreme Being and also influencing magic practices. Although the Supreme Beingï¿½s dealings with the individual ate experienced only indirectly or sporadically and magic is practised by specialists, interchange with the world of spirits pervades the existence of the traditionalist.
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