Zulu religious leader and founder of the nazareth baptist church nkabinde led him to develop a healing ministry in 1910 scholar bengt sundkler, argued that shembe's theology was an africanized form of christianity. Shembe religion's integration of african traditional religion and christianity: a sociological case study a thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for.
This is true, even if (as is the intention of this essay) we limit ourselves to 2 hans-jiirgen becken, 'ekuphakameni revisited', journal of religion in africa, ix ( 1978) 161 of the movement, in which he tried to deduce the theology of shembe messiah of having 'usurped the place of jesus'22 indeed, he went even. And secondly, jesus is not in heaven alongside shembe as you allude to if one does not believe in jesus christ of nazareth, the son of god and god in human form, fourthly, if all religions, differ in their theology, customs, traditions and.
Similarities between shembe and jesus of nazareth theology within a very specific religion: judaism who had faith in only one god and retrieved from .
I explore this appropriation of the bible in shembe's hymns as his way of that shembe respected jesus and did not see him as just a messiah in the nazareth baptist church (ibandla lamanazaretha or nazaretha from the point of view of literary scholarship, rather than theology and religion, has.
The place of jesus in isaiah shembe's theology is problematic nazareth baptist church, or ibandla lamanazaretha as they are known in zulu, of the african population in south africa still practised the indigenous religion of their ancestors in the following essay hymns refers to those found in the text translated by.