ISBN 9789996060342
Pages 664
Dimensions 210 x 140mm
Published 2021
Publisher Mzuni Press, Malawi
Format Paperback

Churches of Christ

A History of the Restoration Movement in Malawi 1906 - 1981

by Mark Thiesen

While a significant amount of scholars research has been on the history and theology of the mainline denominations in Malawi, and more recently on smaller groups like the Seventh-day Adventists, Baptists, and Charismatic, little research exists in print on Church(es) of Christ. Yet these churches are ubiquitous across the country, their place of worship dotting the rural landscape north to south and standing alongside other faith communities in every sizable township. Where did these churches come from? What do they believe? How did they spread so widely? This book attempts to answer these questions and in doing so it describes how historical circumstances have shaped the Church(es) of Christ into a family of diverse churches that share a common history, but whole divergent understandings of how to restore the New Testament church have kept them from being a unified body. 

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About the Author

Mark Thiesen

Mark Thiesen spent much of his life in Malawi, he grew up in the Northern Region and worked as Director of Namikango Mission in Thondwe, Zomba District from 2003-2011. He currently preaches for a church in Vancouver, Washington.