March 4, 2017

African Pilgrimage: Ritual Travel in South Africa's by Retief Müller

By Retief Müller

Years after the top of Apartheid South Africa continues to be racially polarized and socially divided. during this context pilgrimage and traveling rituals serve to assist those that frequently locate themselves on the backside finish of the social ladder to make feel in their international. This booklet describes a South Africa that's made of a few varied fragmented worlds. the point of interest is at the Zion Christian Church, one of many greatest spiritual activities in southern Africa, and a superb instance of indigenized African Christianity. Pilgrimage performs a big function in reintegrating a few of these fragmented worlds into anything coming near near wholeness. This ebook tells the tale of ways the iconic ritual of pilgrimage is remodeling African faith, besides the lives of normal South Africans.

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