African Pastor-Teachers: A Brief History of United Methodist Evangelism in Zimbabwe 1901 - 1921

 
9780881778717: African Pastor-Teachers: A Brief History of United Methodist Evangelism in Zimbabwe 1901 - 1921

African Christians who believe the half-truth that Christianity in Africa is the product of European and American missionary work need this book. Dr. John Kurewa explores Methodist history in Africa, focusing on the early years of United Methodism in Zimbabwe (1890s-1920s). He reveals it was Africans who led the way in propagating the gospel. Missionaries strategized, but African preachers evangelized. So-called native helpers took the gospel to the rural areas and planted the churches, especially in the villages. Kurewa also reveals that in the course of serving the gospel in the African context, indigenous spiritual leaders crafted and modeled a distinctive form of pastoral leadership the African pastor-teacher that proved sustainable and fruitful then, and is relevant still today.

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Dr. John Wesley Zwomunondiita Kurewa, the founding Vice Chancellor of Africa University (AU), now serves as the E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism at AU. Dr. John Wesley Zwomunondiita Kurewa, a member of the Zimbabwe Area, is a prolific writer and is dedicated to the vitality of the United Methodist Church in Africa. He is married to Gertrude Rufaro and they have two children and three grandchildren.

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