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Author Fiedler, K. (Klaus), 1942- author

Title Conflicted power in Malawian Christianity : essays missionary and evangelical from Malawi / Klaus Fiedler
Published Mzuzu, Malawi : Mzuni Press, 2015
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Series Mzuni books ; no. 16
Mzuni books ; no. 16
Contents For the sake of Christian marriage, abolish church weddings -- The moralities of condom use: theological considerations -- Compulsory HIV testing: a Christian imperative -- The cross and the resurrection -- The "smaller" churches and big government -- Even in church the exercise of power is accountable to God -- Power at the receiving end: the Jehovah's Witnesses' experience in one party Malawi -- Christian missions and Western colonialism: soulmates or antagonists? -- Gender equality in the New Testament: the case of St Paul -- The process of religious diversification in Malawi: a reflection on method and a first attempt at a synthesis -- Islamization in Malawi: perceptions and reality -- Faith missions: 125 years -- Aspects of the early history of the Bible School Movement -- Shifts in eschatology: shifts in missiology -- The post-classical missions and churches in Africa: identity and challenge to missiological research -- "A revival disregarded and disliked" -- The charismatic and pentecostal movements in Malawi in cultural perspective -- Africa's evangelical turn -- A community of teaching/learning, research and publishing -- Dictionary entries and book reviews
Summary The volume constitutes Klaus Fiedler's crowning contribution to scholarship. Essays in the first half of the book focus on Malawian Christianity and how contrasting Powers, Gospel and Secular, engage each other, creating social, political and cultural conflict in the process. In the second half, Fiedler examines general missiological themes. These essays provide a broader missiological background, offering a theoretical framework necessary for appreciating the essays in the first half. He concludes with a chapter that reviews selected seminal books on themes under study. Throughout the volume Fiedler applies the "restorationist revival theory" he constructed in The Story of Faith Missions, an earlier 1994 work putting emphasis on non classical missions and churches, not systematically covered in earlier scholarship. This volume, the first of its kind on Malawian Christianity, will long remain an indispensable text for those interested in Missiology and Malawian Christianity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-420) and index
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Subject Christianity and other religions -- African.
Christianity and other religions -- Malawi.
Christianity -- Malawi.
Missions -- Theory.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789996045080 (electronic bk.)
9996045080 (electronic bk.)