ISBN 9789990876086
Pages 84
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Published 2006
Publisher Kachere Series, Malawi
Format Paperback

The Gospel Takes Roots on Kilimanjaro

A History of the Evangelical - Lutheran Church of Old Moshi-Mbokomu (1885-1940)

by Klaus Fiedler

The history involved in this book implicated three continents: Africa, Asia and Europe; but it is Africa at the heart of the story. The narrative documents the coming of early Christian missionaries in the nineteenth century from Europe and Asia to the densely populated slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. Here lived two of the several chiefdoms of the Chagga people, the Moshi and Mbokom. Using primary and local sources, the author documents the history of the Old Moshi congregation from the first arrival of Christianity until 1940, including details on its interaction with the famous missionary, Bruno Gutmann.

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About the Author

Klaus Fiedler

Klaus Fiedler is Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Mzuzu University. He specializes in Church History and Missiology. He started publishing as the editor of the Kachere Series, the leading academic publisher in Malawi. He is now in charge of Mzuni Press based in Mzuzu.

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