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This concluding chapter of the book, Christian Remnant African Folk Church, shows Seventh-day Adventism in Tanzania experienced several phases in its history which were characterized by different patterns of growth and a gradual spread to most regions of the country. These phases and positions can be understood as dynamics resulting from two major dimensions in this denomination's identity which have been called "remnant" and "folk church". Patterns associated with the remnant dimension were visible in several aspects of the denomination's history. The historical background of Seventh-day Adventism in the Millerite Movement with its apocalyptic outlook and the traditional Adventist ecclesiology made a minority movement with sectarian characteristics the plausible identity for its members. Although the thematic parts in the book have shown some combination of remnant and folk church elements, the differences should not be overlooked.

Keywords: African folk church; Christian remnant; Millerite movement; seventh-day adventism



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