oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - African Women in Mission: Two case studies from Malawi

Volume 28, Issue 2-3
  • ISSN : 0256-9507



Scholars of New Religious Movements in Malawi (Chakanza 1991; Pauw 1993) have divided the mergence of African Initiated Churches into four phases. The first phase includes churches that were founded by Malawians: in the colonial period, from 1880 to 1964. The second phase is marked by political independence in Malawi in 1964. The third phase is associated with the establishment of interdenominational revival groups. The fourth 'phase was in the'mid 1,980s which saw the rise of Charismatic and Pentecostal interdenominational movements.

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