oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - The Christian gospel and the ancestor cult

Volume 1, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-9507



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 Being�s 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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