Text and Authority in the South African Nazaretha Church

Text and Authority in the South African Nazaretha Church

by Joel Cabrita


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107673137
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/28/2016
Series: The International African Library , #46
Pages: 424
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.98(d)

About the Author

Joel Cabrita is University Lecturer in World Christianities at the University of Cambridge.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Scholars, subjects and sources: ecumenicism and literary collaborations in the Nazaretha church; 3. Charting a changing literary landscape: Isaiah Shembe and the early Zion Movement in South Africa; 4. Transcription services: young literates and the transformation of generational relations; 5. The imitation of Christ: healing performances and Biblical spectacles; 6. Reading from the same page: Bible-writing and the creation of orthodoxy; 7. Tales of war: women's testimonies and the crafting of heroic reputations; 8. God loves this chief of ours: oratory and casting political obedience as religious obligation; 9. Pursuing recognition: rhetoric and reality in Church-state relations; 10. Conclusion.

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