ISBN 9780869227138
Pages 284
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Published 1998
Publisher Mambo Press, Zimbabwe
Format Paperback

African Christianity in Botswana

The Case of African Independent Churches

by James N. Amanze

A historical examination of African Christianity in Botswana, as now expressed in the African Independent Church. The study charts the development of this popular movement as a form of Christianity based on a mingling of African experiences of human existence, and teachings of the universal church. It describes how the African Independent Church developed alongside the Tswana Church and the Batswana people; as a rejection of the white missionaries' attack on Tswana culture and paternalism; and under the influence of the independent church movement in South Africa during apartheid. The author maintains, this resulted in a Church that is compatible with, acceptable and relevant to the indigenous culture; and which is simultaneously a genuinely African version of Christianity.

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About the Author

James N. Amanze

James N. Amanze is Senior Lecturer in Theology at the University of Botswana.

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