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dc.contributor.authorCas Wepener
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-23T13:08:35Z
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dc.date.created2017-09-29 00:22
dc.date.issued2015-03-01
dc.identifieroai:doaj.org/article:91f12872bac5419ea140cb6fc4322dab
dc.identifier0259-9422
dc.identifier2072-8050
dc.identifier10.4102/hts.v71i1.2900
dc.identifierhttps://doaj.org/article/91f12872bac5419ea140cb6fc4322dab
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12424/20599
dc.description.abstractIn the book <em>The invention of tradition historian</em> Eric Hobsbawm claims that the process of the invention of tradition serves the formation of group cohesion. The different versions of the life story of the founder bishop of the Corinthian Church of South Africa (AIC), as documented during many years of conducting qualitative field work in this church, are used in this article as a case study in this regard. The article unpacks the way in which the invention of tradition as a process is in this particular AIC currently a work in progress contributing to the formation of a particular type of group cohesion that stretches over racial, religious and denominational boundaries especially by means of the unique liturgical rituals that were influenced by the life story of the founder. The group cohesion that this process fosters is in essence aimed at healing in all its multifaceted dimensions, which includes healing from physical ailments, ‘healing’ from barrenness, healing from spirit possession to healing as (re-)incorporation of an individual into the larger group, the healing of a nation as well as healing from a dualistic spirit-matter worldview.
dc.languageAF
dc.languageEN
dc.languageNL
dc.publisherAOSIS
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dc.sourceHTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies , Vol 71, Iss 1, Pp e1-e9 (2015)
dc.subjectLiturgy
dc.subjectRitual
dc.subjectTradition
dc.subjectInvention of Tradition
dc.subjectAfrican Initiated Churches
dc.subjectLeadership
dc.subjectGroup cohesion
dc.subjectHealing
dc.subjectThe Bible
dc.subjectBS1-2970
dc.subjectPractical Theology
dc.subjectBV1-5099
dc.titleAfrican therapy for a fractured world(view): The life of founder bishop Johannes Richmond and the invention of tradition and group cohesion in an African Initiated Church
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