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Author Mlenga, Joyce

Title Dual religiosity in Northern Malawi : Ngonde Christians and African traditional religion / Joyce Mlenga
Published Mzuzu (Malawi) : Mzuni Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Mzuni books ; no. 21
Mzuni books ; no. 21
Contents Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Ngonde Traditional Religious Beliefs -- ch. 2 Traditional Rituals of the Ngonde -- ch. 3 "Two Realities of a Different Kind" -- ch. 4 Church Leaders and ATR Beliefs and Practices -- ch. 5 Bible and Traditional Beliefs and Practices -- ch. 6 Strength of the Christian Faith among the Ngonde
Summary Over a century much of Africa south of the Sahara embraced the Christian religion. Malawi, where 80% of the population identify as Christian is no exception, nor are the Ngonde at its northern border with Tanzania. While it is difficult to find someone who does not claim to be a Christian, African traditional religion is by no means dead and often practiced by many. While the two religions are not "mixed", but they are both realities in many a Christians life, though realities of a different kind. The author explores the intricate and often varied relationship between the two and considers factors which increase or decrease dual religiosity
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Subject Ngonde (African people) -- Religion
RELIGION / Theology
RELIGION -- Christian Ministry -- Missions.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- General.
Africa -- Religion
Africa -- Religious life and customs
Malawi -- Religion
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789996045066 (electronic bk.)
9996045064 (electronic bk.)