Considerable controversy has been generated about the exact nature of the movements known as African Independent Churches. Are they, as some writers suggest, simply African adaptations of Christianity, or are they new religions in their own right? To date, most of the people arguing about these issues have lacked access to the sacred scriptures of the movements they claim to study. This translation presents for the first time in English the major scriptures of the best-known of all African Independent Churches, the amaNazaretha of South Africa. The translation of the Zulu prophet Isaiah Shembe's work was made by his grandson Londa Shembe, who succeeded his father as the 'third Shembe' and prophet of the church at the holy city of EKuphaKameni. Now, the key scriptures of the amaNazaretha of EKuphaKameni are available in English.
Publisher: University of Calgary Press