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Christianity and Xhosa tradition : belief and ritual among Xhosa-speaking Christians

Author: B A Pauw
Publisher: Cape Town ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1975.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This autobiographical novel captures the confusion and longing of a young boy grappling with culture, family and fear.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pauw, B.A. (Berthold Adolf).
Christianity and Xhosa tradition.
Cape Town ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1975
(OCoLC)609305943
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: B A Pauw
ISBN: 0195700465 9780195700466
OCLC Number: 1682101
Description: xiv, 390 pages, 4 leaves of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The growth of churches among the Xhosa-speaking Nguni --
Christianity in Xhosa society --
Two traditions --
The meaning of the church and Christianity --
Mortuary rituals of Xhosa Christians --
In the ancestor's care --
Ancestor rituals among Christians --
A case study: unveiling of tombstones --
Conflict or synthesis --
Witchcraft, Xhosa medicine and diviners --
A prayer-movment: 'news of salvation' --
Salvation here and now --
Values and interests --
General conclusions.
Other Titles: Belief and ritual among Xhosa-speaking Christians
Responsibility: B.A. Pauw.

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This autobiographical novel captures the confusion and longing of a young boy grappling with culture, family and fear.

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