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dc.contributor.authorHendriks, H. J.
dc.contributor.authorSoko, L.
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-20T12:02:55Z
dc.date.available2018-11-20T12:02:55Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationHendrdiks, H. L. & Soko, L. (2011). Pentecostilism & schisms in the Reformed Church in Zambia 1996-2001: contextual and identity changes. Acta Theologica, 31(2), 89-110.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1015-8758 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2309-9089 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/9557
dc.description.abstractThis article analyzes the historical, contextual and identity changes that took place in the RCZ between 1996 and 2001 in order to find an answer to the question why it happened. The hypothesis is as follows: The leadership style of church leaders was influenced by the one-party state with its autocratic presidential powers that continued the missionary legacy of autocratic rule. The autocratic leadership style met head on with a new globalizing culture and with the Pentecostal tendencies in society. This created the conflict that caused the schisms. Pentecostal/charismatic tendencies challenged the long-inherited tradition with its autocratic church leadership style of mainline churches in general and the RCZ in particular. Subsequently, Pentecostal/charismatic movements caused intense conflict in the church between the pro-conservatives and pro-Pentecostals. In the RCZ, this led to the formation of the Christian Reformed Church (CRC) in 1999 and the Bible Gospel Church in Africa (BIGOCA) in 2001.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherFaculty of Theology, University of the Free Stateen_US
dc.subjectReformed Church in Zambiaen_US
dc.subjectSchismen_US
dc.subjectPentecostalismen_US
dc.subjectChurch leadership in Africaen_US
dc.subjectChurch conflicten_US
dc.subjectThe Bible Gospel Church in Africaen_US
dc.subjectIdentityen_US
dc.titlePentecostilism & schisms in the Reformed Church in Zambia 1996-2001: contextual and identity changesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_US
dc.rights.holderFaculty of Theology, University of the Free Stateen_US


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