Instead, they attend to complex, overlapping chronologies, and to the persistence of older forms of religious life in the present day, as well as the foreshadowing of ‘new’ Pentecostal denominations in earlier periods (see Duff and Dee). V CHRISTIANITY IN SOUTH AFRICA. Also in the vein of emphasising continuities across Protestant denominations, while much recent scholarship focuses on the novelty of supposedly globalised Pentecostalism, some of the authors contained here argue for the transnational scope of many of the older Protestant denominations, many with international reach of their own, and with a still greater numerical preponderance than the Pentecostal churches. Johannesburg, and the migrant labour networks that emanated from and towards the mining metropolis, need to occupy a central role in any narrative of Christianity’s transnational spread, just as much as the transatlantic sphere of the Atlantic Ocean has traditionally done.53 Dee’s work also reminds us of the importance Christians in South Africa have awarded to the notion of multi-racial fraternity (something also underscored in Richard Elphick’s recent book The Equality of Believers).54 In addition to solidarity predicated upon shared bonds of race, ethnicity and language, South African Christians also invested in exchanges with believers of different racial and geographic provenance, believing such expansive cosmopolitanism to be a herald of the coming Kingdom of God. Arguing against the tendency for South African history to focus on the histories of secular resistance, which downplays the significance of religion in people’s lives, the articles discusses how the horizon of many Protestants was the entirely more expansive Kingdom of God that cut across national, ethnic and linguistic boundaries. Department of History, University of Texas at Austin, USA. One of the most remarkable aspects of this CD-ROM is that it contains various versions of important segments of the original documents that inspired the project. Tiyo went to Scotland, where he was baptized in 1848. 46 I. Hofmeyr, The Portable Bunyan: A Transnational History of the Pilgrim’s Progress (New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2003). By instead focusing on Protestantism, we aim to de-emphasise what we consider to be a problematic ‘Western’ vs. ‘African’ approach to the study of Christianity. History. To learn about our use of cookies and how you can manage your cookie settings, please see our Cookie Policy. One of the most remarkable aspects of this CD-ROM is that it contains various versions of important segments of the original documents that inspired the project. The editors and contributing authors’ focus on Protestantism over the last hundred years reflects the numerical preponderance of Protestants in South Africa during this century. 14 E.g. Sundkler defined the former group as interested in African autonomy in ecclesial affairs but essentially loyal to the theology and practices of the Western mission churches: ‘their church organization and Bible interpretation are largely copied from the patterns of the Protestant Mission Churches from which they have seceded.’ The second group – Zionist Christians – were cast as far more daring in their willingness to experiment with incorporating local culture and tradition into their Christianity: ‘theologically, the Zionists are now a syncretistic Bantu movement.’8 It is important to note that even while formulating a typology that would over time come to be used in increasingly restrictive ways by scholars, Sundkler himself recognised the limitations of the categories. 4 P. la Hausse’s Restless Identities: Signatures of Nationalism, Zulu Ethnicity and History in the Lives of Petros Lamula and Lymon Maling (Pietermaritzburg: University of Natal Press, 2000) captures these layered identities exceptionally well, in the way he reconstitutes the lives of early twentieth-century isiZulu-speaking intellectuals and churchmen Petros Lamula and Lymon Maling. Christianity with Africa's past so much as an activation of the Christian community in shaping Africa's future, towards greater liberation and humanisation. People also found common cause in quitting churches of first practice. 1500–1650. This qualification is not only true of Christians belonging to South Africa’s historic mission churches. Once again, Sundkler’s typology reveals itself to have limited utility in portraying a highly fluid and nuanced Protestant landscape marked by exchange, movement and connections. tendencies of African history generally. When the new South Africa was formed in 1994, and its Constitution first submitted for adoption, few of the political parties remembered the words: "THIS BIBLE is for the government of the people…" Only one Christian party did so. In keeping with this wider transnational turn, many of the articles in this special issue show that, while nationalists invested in the dream of territorially-defined national units, the horizon of many Protestants was the entirely more expansive Kingdom of God that cut across national, ethnic and linguistic boundaries. Christianity spread in Africa nearly two thousand years ago. 42 N. Sithole, Isaiah Shembe’s Hymns and the Sacred Dance in Ibandla lamaNazaretha (Leiden: Brill, 2016), 64–65. Series. 53 J. Campbell, Songs of Zion: The African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Africa and the United States (New York: Oxford University Press, 1996). The spread of the faith in Africa represents perhaps the most dramatic advance in all Christian history, and yet the names and stories of persons chiefly responsible are largely unknown. Noté /5. But the history of South African Christianity is found for the most part in local, or 'micro' narratives, while the highly elaborated 'macro' narratives of colonialism, capitalism, and liberation - the backbone of the conventional histories of South Africa - assign Christianity a marginal role, or no role at all. It begins with an account of two workshops in Cambridge and Johannesburg, where all the authors in this special issue presented. 19 J. Cabrita, Text and Authority in the South African Nazaretha Church (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014); N. Erlank, ‘Gendered Reactions to Social Dislocation and Missionary Activity in Xhosaland, 1836-1847’, African Studies, 59, 2 (2000), 205–227; ‘Sexual Misconduct and Church Power on Scottish Mission Stations in Xhosaland, South Africa, in the 1840s’, Gender & History, 15, 1 (2003), 69–84. As Sithole observes, such work may ‘tend to reflect more of [scholars’] preoccupations and the demands of academia’ than the internal dynamics of these churches themselves.45 The significance of the state and the political and economic conditions it imposed upon Africans was indisputable; these provided the conditions and the milieu within which Christianity across the region assumed the particular shape it did. As more than a few historians have recognised, there is much evidence that Christians in South Africa were in fact extensively involved in the political sphere. The Alexandria-based church initially used Greek, and it was not until the late 2nd century that both the liturgy and the scriptures were translated into three native languages. S. Marks, ‘Patriotism, Patriarchy and Purity: Natal and the Politics of Zulu Ethnic Consciousness’, in L. Vail, ed., The Creation of Tribalism in Southern Africa (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986). It draws attention to the importance of understanding church membership as fluid and multi-variate, and church movements as pan-denominational and transnational. Nkosinathi Sithole’s recent study of the South African Ibandla lamaNazaretha (or ‘Church of the Nazaretha’) makes a strong case against reductively reading political intent into African Christianity. New Histories of Christianity in South A .... : New Histories of South African Christianity, Christianity and resistance in South African historiography. This article charts recent developments in the history of Christianity in South Africa, while also offering a corrective to some of the orthodoxy on the history of Christianity. PDF Abstract. South Africa’s territorial borders were fixed relatively late in the day and continue to be fiercely contested in the case of nationalist activists in neighbouring Swaziland, a country which today asserts nearly one-third of its land is wrongfully claimed by South Africa in the early twentieth century.49 The inclusion of Swaziland in a special issue on South African Christianity (in the form of Dlamini’s article on the Church of the Nazarene medical mission in Swaziland) serves to underscore that the national boundary between South Africa and Swaziland is a highly unstable one, as well as illuminates the broader point that border demarcations across Southern Africa were and are contingent and historically specific phenomena rather than immutable expressions of nationhood. The history of Christianity in Africa probably began during the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ, two thousand years ago. Becken, ‘ ‘Give Me Water, Woman of Samaria’: The Pilgrimage of Southern African Blacks in the 1980s’, Journal of Religion in Africa 14, 2 (1983), 115–129, https://doi.org/10.2307/1581229. Christianity arrived in Africa in the late 1st or early 2nd century AD, making these Christian communities some of the earliest in the world. History. Robert Houle reveals that church allegiances are to sites and locations as much as to denominations. Transnationalism, then, emerges as one of the major themes of this special issue, with many of our authors dealing with instances of Christians who persistently thought in terms that transcended national boundaries and demarcations. A range of missionary organisations active in a variety of regions are covered – from the Berlin Lutherans in the far north of South Africa to the Dutch Reformed Church in the Cape to the American Zulu Mission in coastal Natal and Zululand – as well as the activities of those African Christians who broke away from European missionary oversight to form their own independent churches. Our authors thus sidestep a straightforward narrative that presents Protestant development as a linear succession of mission to independent to Pentecostal churches. Dr Roy does not shy away from the failures and sins of the participants in this story that intertwines with the history of the peoples and tribes in South Africa. Flag this item for. Amongst people subdued by Roman authority in North Africa (Aegyptus, Cyrenaica, Africa, Numidia, and Mauritania) Christianity quickly became a religion of protest—it was a reason for them to ignore the requirement to honor the Roman Emperor through sacrificial ceremonies. A History of African Christianity, 1950–1975. The article calls for a move away from overly rigid typologies … Mark the Evangelist made history in the year 43 when he became the first bishop to serve in the Orthodox Church of Alexandria. 32 E.g. Hastings, Adrian. Pre-colonial Societies 3. As regards the use of this guide we want to make the following comments. While recognising that the distance between Christians and political activism has been overstated, it is also the case that solely considering believers through the lens of whether or not they were ‘resistant’ to white rule, or whether or not they were supportive of nationalist or labour organisations, considerably flattens their complexity. On the one hand, these were the years during which South Africanist historians were awash with excitement regarding the discovery of the ‘invention of tradition’ – or the ways in which ethnic, linguistic and cultural identities were increasingly viewed as the manufactured creations of both colonial administrators and local elites, rather than the timeless vestiges of an ‘authentic’ African past.32 This approach, moreover, had political saliency, being directly linked to historians’ efforts to combat the apartheid state’s official reading of racial and ethnic identities as entrenched in history and in geography. For example, focusing on the North American Nazarene mission in Swaziland, Shokahle Dlamini shows that Africans linked to mission organisations such as the Nazarenes (and even employed by them, as in the case of Swazi nurses) were not uncritical in their acceptance of everything the mission brought to the country. Don Harmon Akenson, McGill-Queen’s Studies in the History of Religion (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2002); H. Mokoena, ‘An Assembly of Readers: Magema Fuze and His Ilanga Lase Natal Readers’, Journal of Southern African Studies, 35, 3 (2009): 595–607, https://doi.org/10.1080/03057070903101839; F. Vernal, The Farmerfield Mission: A Christian Community in South Africa, 1838–2008 (Oxford: Oxford UP, 2012). Kimambo, eds, East African Expressions of Christianity (Ohio: James Currey, 1999). Given the numerical preponderance of Protestantism, it is hardly surprising, then, that much scholarship on Christianity in South Africa is by default the study of Protestantism. African Christianity: An Overview Ogbu U. Kalu INTRODUCTION Since the conversion of Emperor Constantine, the story of Christianity has increasingly appeared to be the story of a western religion. 10 See next footnote, also J. Cabrita, The People’s Zion: Southern Africa, the United States, and a Transatlantic Faith-Healing Movement (Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 2018). The Spread of Islamic Civilization 4. 38 N. Erlank, ‘Christianity and African Nationalism in South Africa in the First Half of the Twentieth Century’, in Lissoni, One Hundred Years of the ANC. This important book fills a conspicuous void of scholarly works on Africa's Christian history. At the turn of the 20th century, Christianity was virtually nonexistent in many parts of Africa but is now the faith of the majority. Instead of the usual somewhat narrower focus on specific issues within particular denominations – the Scottish promotion of education or the temperance drives of the Methodist churches in the early twentieth century – a more panoramic lens would permit lateral connections across denominations. Yet, a cursory survey of the historical record reveals a long and complex history of South African Zionist and Apostolic imbrication in broader Protestant networks, from the continued presence of missionaries from Zion City, Illinois in South Africa throughout the twentieth century to the present-day provision of Bible correspondence courses to independent Christians via evangelical churches in the United States.13, Moreover, since Sundkler, a new ‘type’ in the landscape of Christianity in South Africa has arisen, in tandem with the explosion of the new Pentecostal-Charismatic churches, not only in South Africa but across the African continent as a whole. Pre-colonial Societies 3. A history of Christian missions in South Africa Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item . It draws on the published results of a vast amount of research which has been conducted during the past twenty years on a number of notable episodes in Christian history, and it aims to present the salient … Volume 2: 1885–1994. 4.12 Christianity and other faiths 111 Name Index 112 Subject Index 122 (ix) Introduction GENERAL BACKGROUND In presenting this supplement to the History of the Church in Southern Africa: A select bibliography of published materiaI to 1980 the compilers would like to draw attention to certain matters. Indeed, the backdrop to the current special issue is a pervasive neglect by many historians of South Africa of Christianity as well as other religious traditions except Islam (an ironic fact, given that only 1.9% of the South African population is Muslim in contrast to the majority Christian population).26 Many South African-focused histories have traditionally addressed questions of politics, class, economics, labour, resistance, rebellion and protest. VII /1975, pp. Denominational histories of particular churches thus abound – including those authored by the present two editors.19 While this approach yields valuable fine-grained empirical data on specific Christian practices and belief (and abandoning such an approach would risk once again a denial of the import of particular church traditions), it does risk obscuring broader comparative connections to be made across the entire Protestant spectrum taken as a whole. Peterson, Ethnic Patriotism and the East African Revival: A History of Dissent, c. 1935–1972, African Studies 122 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012). This was so long before the advent of Christianity and the African world view is at many points more consistent with the biblical world … The article calls for a move away from overly rigid typologies … Perhaps the most influential advocate of this method was the Lutheran missionary-scholar Bengt Sundkler in the 1940s. South African History Time-Line . Most of the following case-studies deal with histories of Protestant Christianity in the twentieth century, rather than in preceding centuries or in the present day. Christianity in Africa arrived in Egypt in the middle of the 1st century. Christianity arrived in South Africa with settlers from Europe, starting with Jan van Riebeeck in 1652, when Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie (VOC, Dutch East India Company) authorized him to establish a post to resupply food and fuel to ships traveling between the Netherlands and Southeast and South Asia. Transatlantic Slave Trade 5. It is believed that Mark the Evangelist brought Christianity from Jerusalem to Alexandria in the year 43 before becoming the first bishop to serve the Alexandria Orthodox Church. If Protestantism itself is taken as the object of study – rather than a particular denomination, or a supposed affinity for either an ‘African’ or a ‘Western’ style of worship – very different insights might emerge into how this tradition has played out in twentieth-century South Africa. I seek, in this article, to contest the claim that the Christian faith, as one of the major religions in Africa, predominantly fosters negative effects (like conflicts, laziness, fear, lack of curiosity/creativity and violence), and argue that Christianity has been a contributor to progress and development and also a force for more peaceful societies in Africa and the world. Pre-history: By 100,000BC the San people had settle in southern Africa. It draws on the published results of a vast amount of research which has been conducted during the past twenty years on a number of notable episodes in Christian history, and it aims to present the salient … Paradoxically, however, it was these same departments and faculties that became some of the strongest critics of the apartheid state, many influenced by the radical tenets of liberation theology and with many theological faculty heavily involved in authoring the Kairos Document of 1986, a statement put forward by progressive African leaders in the church about the need for action against injustice and racial discrimination.31 While these theologians were adamant that Christianity in South Africa had great political saliency (invoking the model of Christ as a prophetic critic of institutionalised state power), the effect of so much in-depth scholarship on Christianity occurring in theology and religion departments was the effective insulation of theologians’ findings from broader currents of scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. However, in sharp contrast to this, South African theologians of this same period were increasingly mobilising an essentialised notion of ‘African culture’ and ‘traditional religion’ to contest the racist theology of the state-sanctioned Dutch Reformed Church and its official ideologues. Christianity arrived in South Africa with settlers from Europe, starting with Jan van Riebeeck in 1652, when Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie (VOC, Dutch East India Company) authorized him to establish a post to resupply food and fuel to ships traveling between the Netherlands and Southeast and South Asia. The history of Christianity in Africa probably began during the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ, two thousand years ago. Duff’s article on evangelicalism in the nineteenth-century Cape Dutch Reformed Church demonstrates it was women and Africans who were particularly drawn to the emotive Protestant revivals of the period, finding in them an affirmation of the spiritual authority and legitimacy of all, even the most socially-marginalised. This article charts recent developments in the history of Christianity in South Africa, while also offering a corrective to some of the orthodoxy on the history of Christianity. 55 E.g. This chapter traces the history of black women’s entry into public print culture in 1930s South Africa, focusing in particular on the weekly national newspaper, The Bantu World. In fact, the contemporary South African fascination with land restitution as an end in itself disguises how, for many, land was useless without accompanying mortar and bricks. University of South Africa dirkvdm7@gmail.com Abstract During the early church’s initial expansion phase where congregations were established in Syria, Asia Minor, Achaia, Italy and Africa there were strong leadership structures in Alexandria, Carthage, Hippo Regius and Ethiopia. Rather than the elusive notion of the nation-state, the local world of the mission station – or for the fortunate few who owned land themselves, their farms – was the pivot of their Christianity and their daily lives. Moreover, for very many other Christians in South Africa during the twentieth century, their attention was preoccupied with much larger spatial units than either the mission station or the nation-state. 6 W.J. 26 G. Vahed, ‘Mosques, Mawlanas and Muharram: Indian Islam in Colonial Natal, 1860–1910’, Journal of Religion in Africa 31, 3 (2001), 305–335; G.H. The New Testament of the Bible mentions several events in which Africans were witnesses to the life of Christ and the ministry of the apostles. 30 R. Elphick, Christianity in South Africa: A Political, Social and Cultural History (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997), 2; N. Southey, ‘History, Church History and Historical Theology in South Africa’, Journal of Theology for Southern Africa, 68 (1989), 5–16. South Africa, which are the subjects of separate histories. In the late-nineteenth and early twentieth century, the large mission churches often found themselves unable to admit crisis within their ranks, instead attributing schism and independence to the dangerous and destabilising notion of an African nationalism rather than to the inadequacy of their love of Jesus. Yet, if this phenomenon is considered alongside strikingly similar developments in other parts of the world – the explosion of new Protestant churches in early modern Western Europe, or the denominational creativity that accompanied the Second Great Awakening in nineteenth-century North America – then its indebtedness to a global repertoire of religious ideas emphasising anti-authoritarian, anti-clerical thinking is far clearer. University of South Africa dirkvdm7@gmail.com Abstract During the early church’s initial expansion phase where congregations were established in Syria, Asia Minor, Achaia, Italy and Africa there were strong leadership structures in Alexandria, Carthage, Hippo Regius and Ethiopia. More broadly, transnationalism has become a theme that increasingly preoccupies historians of South Africa, with studies abounding of exchanges transatlantic exchanges,46 new histories of the Indian Ocean,47 and a revisionary perspective aimed at overcoming the isolationist tendency in much South African scholarship by viewing the country in the context of its relationships with its regional neighbours.48 Indeed, the notion of South Africa as a static territorial-political unit with discrete immovable borders is far from the whole story. No_Favorite. Setiloane, African Theology: An Introduction (Johannesburg: Skotaville Press, 1986), see also P. Makhubu, Who are the Independent Churches? Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 14 European Mercantilism and its Impact on Africa 129. 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