Pentecostalism and migration: A contextual study of the migrant Ghanaian Classical Pentecostal churches in South Africa

HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies


 
 
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Title Pentecostalism and migration: A contextual study of the migrant Ghanaian Classical Pentecostal churches in South Africa
 
Creator White, Peter
 
Subject — Pentecostalism; migration; South African churches; Ghanaian Classical Pentecostal Churches’ Mission
Description Pentecostal phenomenon from history has always moved with migration. Reading Acts 1:8, Jesus linked the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the migration of his disciples and the gospel from Jerusalem to Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth. Migration has become a worldwide, multi-directional phenomenon which is reshaping the Christian landscape. In this light, the article discussed Pentecostalism and migration by using two Ghanaian Classical Pentecostal churches in South Africa as a case study. The article looked at their history, leadership development, transfer of missionaries from Ghana and its implications, their concept of contextualisation as well as some of their impact in South Africa. The article submits that it is time for both churches to start thinking of decolonising their foreign mission churches by helping them have autonomous status.Contribution: The article contributes to the on-going body of knowledge and research on migration with special emphasis on African classical Pentecostalism and migration. The study used Ghanaian Classical Pentecostal Churches in South Africa as a case study.
 
Publisher AOSIS
 
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Date 2021-02-10
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
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Identifier 10.4102/hts.v77i4.6318
 
Source HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies; Vol 77, No 4 (2021); 8 pages 2072-8050 0259-9422
 
Language eng
 
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