oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Communion with the shades in traditional Zulu society

Volume 1, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-9507



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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