n Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Promise of power - how new Pentecostals respond to rapid social change in Botswana
|Article Title||Promise of power - how new Pentecostals respond to rapid social change in Botswana|
|© Publisher:||Southern African Missiological Society (SAMS)|
|Journal||Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies|
|Publication Date||Nov 2007|
|Pages||43 - 66|
|Keyword(s)||African modernity, Bible Life Ministries, Botswana, Enoch Sitima, Healing, New Pentecostals, Prosperity, Social change, Urbanisation and Witchcraft|
The rapid growth of Bible Life Ministries, a prime example of a new Pentecostal church in Botswana, is largely due to their promise of power - spiritual power that provides individuals with the capacity to experience temporal results, such as health, wealth, and control over one's environment. Faced with the rapid changes brought about by forces, such as urbanisation and globalisation, this church looks to the Spirit of God as it seeks to bridge Western and Setswana cultures, in an effort to contextualise the gospel for present-day Botswana.
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