Originally published in 1960, this book is a study of religion among the Tlhaping, a rural Bantu society who were the first among the Tswana tribes to come into contact with Europeans. The religious organization of the Tlhaping has been viewed within the framework of the people’s social structure and economy. The book traces the declining influence of paganism before surveying the types of churches, their organization, activities, rituals and revelations, with particular reference to Bantu separatist churches.
Table of Contents
1. History and Social Background 2. Paganism on the Wane 3. Introducing the Churches 4. Church Organization 5. The Pattern of Church Activities 6. Ritual and Revelation in the Churches 7. Trends and Interconnextions. Appendix1: Particulars of Sample Survey 2. St. Paul Apostolic Faith Morning Star 3. Relgiious Affiliation of the Bantu Population 1951 Census