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Zionist Movements (African)

Subject Religion » African Religions

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631181392.1995.x


[ xxvii ] A general term used in southern Africa for new movements, or for the less orthodox, more P entecostal types, distinguished from E thiopian churches. Zionists correspond to the A laduras of Nigeria and the ‘spiritual churches’ of Ghana, and to the general ‘prophet-healing’ type which since about the 1920s has been more common. They are more African in worship and polity, sometimes more S yn-cretistic in beliefs, and emphasize the power of the H oly spirit. [12: 43–7; 18: 53–5, 95–9, 315–19: 26: 58–9] ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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