African Gifts of the Spirit : Pentecostalism and the Rise of Zimbabwean Transnational Religious Movement, by Maxwell, David
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- ISBN: 9780821417386 | 082141738X
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 2/12/2007
This book considers the rise of born-again Christianity in Africa through a study of one of the most dynamic Pentecostal movements. David Maxwell traces the transformation of the prophet Ezekiel Guti and his prayer band from small beginnings in the townships of the 1950s into the present-day transnational business enterprise, which is now the Zimbabwe Assemblies of God. Zimbabwe Assemblies of God Africa claims one and a half million members in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and South Africa and has branches in other African countries, Europe, and the United States.African Gifts of the Spiritilluminates Africars"s relations with American Christianities, black and white.