History of an African independent church.

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Clarendon Press , Oxford
Church of the Lord (Alad
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ISBN 100198216335

African Independent History of an African independent church. book, also known as African Indigenous Churches, African Initiated Churches, African Instituted Churches, or just AICs, represent well o independent Christian. African Christians, typically drawn from the margins of society, reinterpreted the Christian message, proselytised, governed local congregations, and organised independent churches.

Emphasising African initiatives in the process of Christianisation, he argues that its development was shaped by African kings and courts, the history of labour Cited by:   Endnotes. Comprehensive texts on the subject include David A. Shank, ed Ministry of Missions to African Independent Churches (Elkhart: Mennonite Board of Missions, ); Harold W.

Turner, History of an African Independent Church Volumes 1&2 (London: Clarendon, ); Victor Hayward, ed. African Independent Church Movements: Essays in Honour of Harold W.

Turner. The African Independent Churches constitute one of the most remarkable phenomena of church growth in the twentieth century. Home-grown religion The key factor to understanding the emergence of these churches is undoubtedly the racial paternalism exercised by foreign missions in the period before Africans took over leadership of the mainline.

The late Bengt Sundkler, missionary, bishop, and academic, pioneered the study of independent churches in Africa.

In this magisterial work, he reviews the entire history of the development of Christianity in all regions of the continent.

In contrast to the conventional focus on the missionary enterprise, Professor Sundkler places the African converts at the centre of the study.2/5(1). Christian History provides quality articles about the history of the Christian Church and is the official site of Christian History Magazine.

An African way: the African Independent churches. The African Independent Churches (AIC’s) lived in the shadow of past experiences imposed on them by Western explanations, reasons and theories. They had to define their lives, identity, religious and cultural practices according to Western values.

Any African indigenous practice that lacked Western taste was viewed as primitive and uncivilised. seas and in Africa for training their ministers. Third, many leaders of African Independent Churches attend some international gatherings.

"Thus Yeboa­ Kurie of Ghana's Eden Revival Church and others visited the World Pentecostal Assembly in Texas in and independent leaders are now likely to be. The following article by John S. Pobee is the entry on African Instituted (Independent) Churches from the revised edition of the Dictionary of the Ecumenical Movement published jointly by the World Council of Churches and the Wm.

Eerdmans in for this purpose.

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A new perspective on South African church history implies a reinterpretation of South African church history along non-apologetical and non- ideological lines. As the fruit of this research, two publications have already seen the light, i e Volumes 1 and 2 of the History of the Church in Southern Africa: A Select Biblio­ graphy.

Black people in America also supported the autonomy of their congregation to make decisions independent of larger church body. Other early Black Church milestones included the Baptist and Episcopal denominations.

The First African Baptist Church of Savannah, Georgia began in This is said to be the oldest Black church in North America. History of an African independent Church by Harold W.

Turner,Clarendon P. edition, in English. Church history: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Turner, Harold W. History of an African independent Church. Oxford: Clarendon Press, (OCoLC) Online version: Turner, Harold W.

History of an African independent Church. Oxford: Clarendon Press, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors. This book attenpts to establish where, when and how Christianity first came to Africa.

The narrative begins in the first century AD, thence traces the major movements of the Christian faith on the continent over the centuries, emphasising the continuity of the development of the Church as a.

Despite persecution and harassment, the church grew, and by it became the First African Baptist Church of Savannah. In time, a Second and a Third African Church were formed, also led by black.

In Ghana, they include: The National Baptist Church (); The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church and the Nigritian Fellowship (). These churches to some varying degrees were characterised by a desire for African self-expression and freedom from missionary-control.

The basic thesis of the book is that in order to understand the evolution of the African American Church one has to search diligently earlier formative social and theological thoughts and movements; and, to elucidate how they impacted African American Church s: 1.

the Medieval Civilisations of Africa, Africa Traditional Economies, Spread of Christianity and Islam in Africa, African Reaction to Colonial Rule, the Rise of Nationalism, Decolonisation of Africa, Wars of Liberation in Africa and finally The Independent Africa.

The book is appropriately referenced with Bibliography and Index. a “African Independent Church Pneumatology and the Salvation of All Creation.” International Review of Mission b “African Independent Churches Face the Challenge of Environmental Ethics.” Missionalia c “Healing the Earth: Traditional and Christian Initiatives in Southern Africa.”.

The Rise of the African Independent Churches and Their Present Life in Botswana. Who are the African Independent Churches (AICs): Historical background The journal is concerned through its articles and book reviews to promote creative thinking and lively scholarly interchange in the interpretation of all aspects of Christianity as a world.

An African-initiated church (AIC) is a Christian church independently started in Africa by Africans rather than chiefly by missionaries from another continent. The oldest of these are the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo and Coptic Orthodox churches, which are some of the first Christian churches in the world.

Other such churches are Protestant or otherwise classified, but there is an Oriental. The Independent Fundamental Baptist missionaries and local church leadership has a character of its own. The development of its leadership and ministry style is directly related to issues such as the literalness of their Biblical interpretation and application in pastoral areas such as preaching, teaching, discipleship and pastoral counselling.

Council study, published as African Independent Church Movements (), and the aid of HW Turner's two volumes (History of an Independent Church and Independent Church Dr. James Owino Kombo is an ordained minister of the Church of Christ in Africa.

Currently, he is a senior lecturer of Theology in Daystar University.

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Christianity in Africa: From African Independent to Pentecostal-Charismatic Churches Article (PDF Available) in Annual Review of Anthropology 33(1) October with 4, Reads. Black churches in America have long been recognized as the most independent, stable, and dominant institutions in black communities.

In The Black Church in the African American Experience, based on a ten-year study, is the largest nongovernmental study of urban and rural churches ever undertaken and the first major field study on the subject since the s. African Christianity is not an imported religion but rather one of the oldest forms of Christianity in the world.

In The Kingdom of God in Africa, Mark Shaw and Wanjiru M. Gitau trace the development. Book Review: Kitshoff, M. African Independent Church Today, or J. Y Peel, Aladura: A Religious Movement Among the Yoruba, or David A, Shank, The Taming of the Prophet Harris.

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Sundkler traces the development of the Bantu Churches in South Africa which seceded from the Missions or split amongst themselves.

The author gives a fascinating account of the life and aspirations of these purely Bantu churches and of their leaders.

Sundkler's study is concentrated on the contact which took place in these churches between the old heritage of. Although AICs produced less written documentation of their activities than did missionary churches, scholars have worked to understand their theology and their social and historical significance.

This long-awaited book will become the standard reference on the African Christian churches. The late Bengt Sundkler, who pioneered the study of independent churches in Africa, reviews the entire history of the development of Christianity throughout Africa placing the African. The Guardian has supplemented their interactive timeline of Africa's modern political history with a list of books that they think best tell the Africa's stories.

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