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Title:Kinbanguism: An African Christianity
Author:MacGaffey, WyattISNI
Year:1976
Periodical:Africa Report
Volume:21
Issue:1
Period:January-February
Pages:40-43
Language:English
Geographic term:Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Subjects:African Independent Churches
Religion and Witchcraft
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Abstract:Kibanguism arised as a religious movement in 1921, when Simon Kimbangu, in the western part of Zaire, began to heal the sick and was hailed as a prophet. The article describes how this movement resulted into the Church of Jesus Christ on Earth through the Prophet Simon Kimbangu with four million adherents and admitted to the World Council of Churches. The attitude of the government of the former Belgian Congo and of president Mobutu towards it, are described as well. Photographs.
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