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dc.contributor.advisorNtombana, Luvuyo
dc.contributor.advisorMokhoathi, Joel
dc.contributor.authorMokhutso, Jacob
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-25T08:28:30Z
dc.date.available2019-07-25T08:28:30Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/10182
dc.description.abstractThis study examined the significance, understanding, and meaning of African traditional bereavement rituals amongst Methodist Church members, particularly the Methodist Church based in Mamelodi, Pretoria, Gauteng province. This study specifically focuses on the meaning of some of the African bereavement rituals, particularly the dual practice of both the Christian and more African-related (ancestral veneration-related) rituals during bereavement. These factors are explored within the Methodist Church doctrine and theology, as well as African spirituality and philosophy. Qualitative research methodology was used, which included one-on-one and group interviews, as well as observations and case studies. This study has found that not all Methodist Church members practise African bereavement rituals. However, those who do practise different African bereavement rituals do so due to a number of reasons. Amongst other reasons, some practise these rituals as influenced by their upbringing, while others practise them due to the pressure of family elders and extended family members. Others practise these rituals due to the fact that it is the norm and common practice in their family and community.en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Research Foundation (NRF)en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectAfricanen_ZA
dc.subjectTraditionalen_ZA
dc.subjectBereavementen_ZA
dc.subjectRitualsen_ZA
dc.subjectMethodisten_ZA
dc.subjectMainlineen_ZA
dc.subjectConfirmationen_ZA
dc.subjectChristianityen_ZA
dc.subjectDissertation (M.Th. (Religion Studies))--University of the Free State, 2019en_ZA
dc.titleAfrican traditional bereavement rituals amongst Methodist Church members in Mamelodi, Pretoriaen_ZA
dc.typeDissertationen_ZA
dc.rights.holderUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA


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