ISBN 9789996027062
Pages 174
Dimensions 229 x 152 mm
Published 2013
Publisher Mzuni Press, Malawi
Format Paperback

Toward an African Church in Mozambique

Kamba Simango and the Protestant Communtity in Manica and Sofala

by Leon P. Spencer

Literature about Christianity in Africa disproportionately directs attention to the important work of Western missionaries, but to a great extent Africans were the agents of their own conversion. This is true of the key figure in this book, Kamba Simango. Encouraged from a distance by an American Congregationalist missionary, Fred R. Bunker, who shared his commitment to an African-led work, Simango, Tapera Nkomo and others struggled against difficult odds in the Mozambique Company region of Manica and Sofala in Central Mozambique. This study reveals the humanity of its characters as well as their deep devotion to their task.

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About the Author

Leon P. Spencer

For the past half-century the Rev. Dr. Leon Spencer has been engaged in African affairs. He earned a doctorate in African history from Syracuse University and an M.Div. from Virginia Theological Seminary. He taught African history in university and in Kenya administered an Anglican African theological education network, Anitepam. He served as executive director of the ecumenical Washington Office on Africa. Retired, he is sometime lecturer at the Wake Forest University Divinity School in the USA and St. Augustine Theological School in Gaborone, Botswana.

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