oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - African Instituted Churches as vanguards of African culture: A reassessment
|Article Title||African Instituted Churches as vanguards of African culture: A reassessment|
|© Publisher:||Southern African Missiological Society (SAMS)|
|Journal||Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies|
|Affiliations||1 Biblical Studies: New Testament, Department of Theology & Religious Studies, University of Malawi, Zomba|
|Publication Date||Aug 2002|
|Pages||183 - 205|
|Keyword(s)||Admonition, African traditional beliefs, African traditional societies, Ancestor cult, Arid rebuke, Encouragement, Indigenous Christianity, Moral teaching, Praise, Rhetorical questions and Ritual observances|
After surveying statements by various theologians who make the claim that AICs are 'vanguards' and therefore custodians of African culture, Mijoga tests the claim by analysing the sermons of various Malawian AICs. He studies the use of stories, retelling, proverbs, songs, quotations and rhetorical questions - characteristic practices of African societies - as channels for offering interpretation of texts in the sermons.
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