African Pilgrimage: Ritual Travel in South Africa's by Dr Müller Retief

By Dr Müller Retief

Years after the top of Apartheid South Africa continues to be racially polarized and socially divided. during this context pilgrimage and traveling rituals serve to assist those that frequently locate themselves on the backside finish of the social ladder to make experience in their global. This publication describes a South Africa that's made from a couple of assorted fragmented worlds. the point of interest is at the Zion Christian Church, one of many biggest non secular pursuits in southern Africa, and an outstanding instance of indigenized African Christianity. Pilgrimage performs a major function in reintegrating a few of these fragmented worlds into whatever imminent wholeness. This booklet tells the tale of ways the long-lasting ritual of pilgrimage is remodeling African faith, in addition to the lives of standard South Africans.

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