The Bafokeng

History, culture, religion and education in perspective from the first three Hermannsburg missionaries until 1940

By Heinrich Bammann

In this book, the history of the Bafokeng in South Africa is examined through the lens of Christian missionaries of the Hermannsburg Mission Society. The book looks into the culture and religion of the Bafokeng, using the numerous reports submitted by Christoph and Ernst Penzhorn to their missionary superiors in Germany. These pioneering missionaries not ~only had the Christianization of Africans in mind and strove to understand their traditional belief system, but they also facilitated the school education of the Bafokeng in a manner that was inextricably linked to everything else. (Series: Sources and Contributions to the History of the Hermannsburg Mission and the Lutheran. Mission Work in Lower Saxony / Quellen und Beitrage zur Geschichte der Hermannsburger Mission und des Ev.-luth. Missionswerkes in Niedersachsen - Vol. 24)

Publication Date: 4/9/2014
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643904881