Making African Christianity : Africans Reimagining Their Faith in Colonial South Africa, Paperback / softback Book

Making African Christianity : Africans Reimagining Their Faith in Colonial South Africa Paperback / softback

Description

Robert J. Houle examines the history of faith among colonial Zulu Christians (known as amaKholwa,) in what would become South Africa, arguing that Africans successfully naturalized Christianity.

Houle believes that before the religion could take hold, several aspects of Christianity needed to be "translated" to fill critical gaps between existing African beliefs and Christian tradition.

This dual identity was difficult to reconcile through much of Zulu Christian history, but ultimately transformed both the Zulu Christians and their adopted faith.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 354 pages
  • Publisher: Lehigh University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of religion
  • ISBN: 9781611461473

Other Formats

£31.95

£29.35

 
Free Home Delivery

on all orders

 
Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also by Robert J. Houle