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dc.contributor.author Togarasei, L.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-07T13:20:10Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-07T13:20:10Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Togarasei, L. (2005) Modern pentecostalism as an urban phenomenon: the case of the family of God church in Zimbabwe, Exchange, Vol. 34, No. 4, pp. 349-375 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0166-2740
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10311/598
dc.description.abstract The past twenty to thirty years in the history of Zimbabwean Christianity have witnessed the emergence of a new breed of Pentecostalism that tends to attract the middle and upper classes urban residents. This paper presents findings from a case study of one such movement, the Family of God church. It describes and analyses the origins, growth and development of this church as an urban modern Pentecostal movement. The first section of the paper discusses the origins and development of the church focusing on the life of the founder. The second section focuses on the teaching and practices of the church. The church’s doctrines and practices are here analysed to find out the extent to which these have been influenced by the socio-political and economic challenges in the urban areas. The paper concludes that the modern Pentecostal movement is meant to address urban needs. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Brill Academic Publishers en_US
dc.subject Family of God church en_US
dc.subject Modern pentecostalism en_US
dc.subject Urban phenomenon en_US
dc.subject Zimbabwe en_US
dc.title Modern pentecostalism as an urban phenomenon: the case of the family of God church in Zimbabwe. en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US


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