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Pneumatological Challenges to Postcolonial Lutheran Mission in the Tswana Context

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This article analyses pneumatological thinking as it appears in postcolonial mission in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Botswana ( ELCB), thereby engaging with challenges being posed by the new Pentecostal Churches and African Independent Churches in the region. 1 These “spiritual churches” are attracting increasing numbers of worshippers with the result that the Lutheran Church is currently facing the dual challenge of both the new phenomenon and the historical colonial heritage of the missionary era. Pneumatological thinking in the ELCBis examined from an epistemic point of view, and the difficulties and strengths in both the postcolonial Lutheran mission and the new religiosity are evaluated.

Affiliations: 1: Finnish Ecumenical Council


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