The Freedom of the Spirit: African Indigenous Churches in Kenya

The Freedom of the Spirit: African Indigenous Churches in Kenya

by Francis Kimani Githieya
     
 

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This book examines the history and ecclesiology of two African Independent Churches in Kenya, the African Orthodox Church (AOC) and the Arthi (Agikuyu Spirit Churches). Githieya considers whether these churches should be considered as Christian or ethnocentric movmements. He argues that the "true church" is not confined to the traditions inherent in this

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This book examines the history and ecclesiology of two African Independent Churches in Kenya, the African Orthodox Church (AOC) and the Arthi (Agikuyu Spirit Churches). Githieya considers whether these churches should be considered as Christian or ethnocentric movmements. He argues that the "true church" is not confined to the traditions inherent in this or that denomination, or in this or that country, but in the redeeming and liberating power of Jesus Christ. The church is a liberated community whose identity is provided by its relationship with God; at once Christian, African, and new.

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Traces the history and ecclesiology of two indigenous African Independent Churches in Kenya: the African Orthodox Church and the Arathi (Agikuyu Spirit Churches). In deciding whether these bodies are to be called true Christian churches, the author argues that the "true church" is not confined to the traditions inherent in various denominations or countries, but in the redeeming and liberating power of Jesus Christ. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780788501708
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Series:
AAR Academy Series, #94
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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