oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - African Instituted Churches as vanguards of African culture: A reassessment

Volume 30, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-9507



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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