Introduction. Colonization and missionization in eastern South Africa, 1820s-1930s A brief history of the Nazareth Baptist Church African responses to imperialism: historiography and theory of colonial Africa Shembe's prophetic response to colonialism. Prophecy, oralture, and literature: the documentary history of the Nazareth Baptist Church, 1910s-1990s. Oralture and literature: the genesis of a prophetic church record, 1910-1935 Preserving a prophetic church history, 1935-1990s Catechism of the Nazarites Acts of the Nazarites The Nazareth Baptist Church's documentary record and the historian Provenance Narrative voice and Shembe The documentary record and church membership Conclusion. Prophecy, history, memory, and legitimacy in the biography of Isaiah Shembe, ca. 1870-1910. Explaining the allure of Shembe's biography The making of a prophet: the prophetic biography of the early life of Isaiah Shembe Shembe's calling and the founding of the Nazareth Baptist Church Shembe's prophetic aura and ministry Conclusion. A prophetic worldview amid empire: the history of the Nazareth Baptist Church, 1910-1935. Accusation and acquittal: church-state relations, ca. 1910-ca. 1920 State interventions of the Nazareth Baptist Church, 1922 to 1931 Maneuvering at the margins: the history of the Nazareth Baptist Church, ca. 1920 to 1935 Conclusion. Prophecy, theology, and the identity of the chosen. Theophanic sites Ekuphakameni: the New Jerusalem Mt. Nhlangakazi Soteriology The sabbath God's laws The identity of the chosen. Sacrament, ritual, and identity. Lord's supper Baptism Ukusina UmNazaretha Conclusion. Conclusion. Neither resistant nor acquiescent: positioning the Nazareth Baptist Church historiographically Comparative dimensions After apartheid.
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Print version: Tishken, Joel E. Isaiah Shembe's prophetic uhlanga : the worldview of the Nazareth Baptist Church in colonial South Africa. New York : Peter Lang,  232 pages ; 25 cm