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Author Mokoko Gampiot, Aurélien, author.

Title Kimbanguism : an African understanding of the Bible / Aurélien Mokoko Gampiot ; translated by Cécile Coquet-Mokoko
Published University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2017]


Description 1 online resource
Series Signifying (on) Scriptures
Signifying (on) Scriptures.
Contents Europe in Africa -- African responses : the birth of African Christianities -- Kimbanguism as a social movement -- The three sources of Kimbanguist theology -- The identity of Simon Kimbangu in the contemporary Kimbanguist faith -- Miraculous healing and worship -- Kimbanguist prophetism, messianism, and millenarianism -- A theology of identity reconstruction in a global context -- Reclaiming Kimbangu's prophetic heritage
Summary From the early days of Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa, a Eurocentric view of Christian teaching was a primary tool in the subjugation and domination of native populations. Since 1921 Kimbanguism, an African Initiated Church, has advocated a reconstruction of Blackness by appropriating the parameters of Christian identity. The prophet Simon Kimbangu, the founder of the movement, has inspired 17 million followers with Pan-African messages of political and spiritual liberation. The Spurned Race is the first comprehensive study of Kimbanguism since the pioneering books of the 1980s. The son of a Kimbanguist pastor, Gampiot uses his inside resources to offer new sociological and theological analyses of the church's interpretation of and signification on the Christian bible. The Spurned Race provides a unique and important look at the independent nature of early African Christian prophetic movements
Analysis theology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
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Subject Kimbangu, Simon, 1887-1951.
Kimbangu, Simon, 1887-1951
Kimbangu, Simon, 1887-1951.
Eglise de Jésus-Christ sur la terre par le prophète Simon Kimbangu.
Eglise de Jésus-Christ sur la terre par le prophète Simon Kimbangu.
Bible -- Black interpretations.
Nativistic movements -- Congo (Democratic Republic)
Christianity -- Africa
Religion & beliefs.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- Denominations.
RELIGION -- Christian Theology -- Anthropology.
Black interpretations of sacred works.
Nativistic movements.
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Form Electronic book
Author Coquet-Mokoko, Cécile, translator.
ISBN 9780271079707