ISBN 9789990876512
Pages 224
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Published 2006
Publisher Kachere Series, Malawi
Format Paperback

Church, State and Society in Malawi

An Analysis of Anglican Ecclesiology

by James Tengatenga

Missionary history in Africa asserts that political history on the continent cannot be understood without an in depth understanding of the workings of the missions: missionary activities and ideologies were central to political consciousness. The Anglican Church was involved in society, education, health and politics right from its first foray into Malawi. This study considers the nature of the involvement of that Church in society, and how it engaged with the State from its genesis in the colonial period through the post-independence period to the new post-Banda political dispensation in 1994. It illustrates how the Church was involved on both sides of the independence struggle; and interrogates why it fell conspicuously silent thereafter.

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James Tengatenga

James Tengatenga, a theologian based at the University of Malawi, further considers the theological traditions which have informed the Anglican behaviour in matters of Church and State, and how those traditions have been interpreted historically.

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