Radical Christianity in Kenya: a case study of deliverance church in Nakuru District
Parsitau, Damaris S
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This research work evaluates the meaning of Christian Radicalism with special reference to Deliverance church: Nakuru It identifies the radical elements of this church examines the reasons behind its last growth in the last twelve vicars. The study therefore concentrates Oil the historical growth and developments of the church highlighting its doctrines and leaching, leadership structures, church finances and their response to evangelism and the need for salvation The research methodology employed in this study involve the use of secondary and primary data Secondary data was obtained through reading of existing literature, magazines, church records, newsletters. church chronicles and newspapers Primary data was obtained through the use or questionnaires, interviews and participant observation method The data was then analyzed and qualified to produce this thesis A number of inferences were drawn from the interpretation of the data It was found out that Deliverance Church Nakuru, is a truly radical Christian church It is Radical ill its worship, praise, prayers, doctrines and teachings, preaching's and even in their claims The findings further revealed that this church besides growing very fast seems to attract christian people especially the youth The findings also reveal that this church is a truly indigenous church which is self-supporting, self-propagating and self-¬ governing Finally in concluding remarks the research work has thrown light on some areas and has helped clear out some of the misunderstandings that surround Christian radicalism,
CitationA Thesis submitted to the Department of Religious Studies. University of Nairobi in Partial fulfillment of the Requirements for Masters Degree in Religious Studies.
Department of Arts-Religious studies