oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Globalisation and the emergence of African Initiated Churches
|Article Title||Globalisation and the emergence of African Initiated Churches|
|© Publisher:||Southern African Missiological Society (SAMS)|
|Journal||Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Sociology at the University of Western / Cape|
|Publication Date||Nov 1998|
|Pages||412 - 438|
|Keyword(s)||Globalisation theories, National socio-economic developments, Pentecostal churches, Politicisation of religion, Q'uran, Traditional religious practices and Zionists|
The paper proposes macro-structural explanations for the rise and development of African Initiated Churches (AICs) in South Africa by reference to globalisation theories. A theoretical exploration: the study reviews arguments and recent statistics on the development of AICS in South Africa. The concepts of world-economy and world-political culture are applied to the, emergence of Zionist Christian churches in the Transkei region, to show how AICs can be linked to the global diffusion of the nation-state (as the primary unit in the world division of labour) and to ideas generated and accepted globally (e.g. ""development"").
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