African Pilgrimage

African Pilgrimage

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Years after the end of Apartheid South Africa remains racially polarized and socially divided. In this context pilgrimage and travelling rituals serve to help those who often find themselves at the bottom end of the social ladder to make sense of their world. This book describes a South Africa that is made up of a number of different fragmented worlds. The focus is on the Zion Christian Church, one of the largest religious movements in southern Africa, and a good example of indigenized African Christianity. Pilgrimage plays an important role in reintegrating some of those fragmented worlds into something approaching wholeness. This book tells the story of how the enduring ritual of pilgrimage is transforming African religion, along with the lives of ordinary South Africans.I was told to unlock the car doors and to take my seat behind the steering wheel with my hands on the wheel in a driving posture. ... This turned out to be a positive development, because the radiator had been dangerously low on water.

Title:African Pilgrimage
Author:Dr Retief Müller
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2013-06-28


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