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 Zimbabwe Assemblies of God, Africa (ZAOGA). In particular, this book illuminates Africa's relations with American Christianities, black and white.
DAVID MAXWELL is Dixie Professor of Ecclesiastical History, University of Cambridge.
North America: Ohio U Press; Zimbabwe: Weaver Press
David Maxwell, Senior Lecturer at the University of Keele, was Editor of the Journal of Religion in Africa
Introduction; Print, Post & Proselytism in the Making of Global Pentecostalism; Missions & Independency: The Southern African Pentecostal Movement ca. 1908-1950; Sects & the City: Nationalism, Evangelism & Respectability in the Making of The Assemblies of God, African 1950s-1970; 'Pooma Satani' Chasing out the Demons of Sin, Sickness & Poverty: Church Growth in the Decade of National Liberation 1970 - 1980; 'A Sleeping Giant' Religious, History & Identity in the 1980s; Managing Ministry: Mission, Money & Memorialisation 1990s-2000sTaking up the Missionary Mantle: Transnational Expansions in a Post-Colonial World 1980s-2000s; 'Priests for our Families': Poverty, Prosperity & Pentecostal Spirituality in Neo-Liberal Zimbabwe; Conclusion.