The Necessity Of The Second Phase Of Evangelization Among Vambunza In The Bunya Area Of The Northeastern Parts Of Namibia

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TABLE OF CONTENTS ......................................... PAGE NR

Abstract ................................................................................. i

Acknowledgements ............................................................ iii

Declaration .......................................................................... iv

Copyright statement ........................................................... v

Dedication ........................................................................... vi

Chapter 1 Introduction ............................................................ 1

1.1 The background of the study .............................. 2

1.2 The purpose and importance of the study ......... 4

1.3 The methodology to be followed ........................ 7

1.4 Scope and limitation ............................................ 9

1.5 Chapter plan ....................................................... 10

Chapter 2 The Vambunza ..................................................... 11

2.1 Chieftainship ...................................................... 11

2.2 Climate ................................................................ 17

2.3 Population .......................................................... 17

2.4 Social Life ........................................................... 18

2.5 Education ............................................................ 19

2.6 Religion ............................................................... 20

2.7 Pregnancy & Child birth .................................... 21

2.8 Traditional marriage ........................................... 22

2.9 Death and burial ................................................. 24

2.10 Mourning ............................................................. 29

2.11 The cleansing ceremonies ................................ 31

Chapter 3 Christian Impact among the Vambunza ................ 36

3.1 Positive Impact ................................................... 36

3.1.1 Education ............................................................. 36

3.1.2 Health .................................................................. 38

3.1.3 Spirituality ............................................................ 39

3.1.4 Civilization ............................................................ 40

3.2 Negative impact .................................................. 43

3.2.1 Veneration of the Ancestors ................................. 45

3.2.2 Belief in witchcraft ................................................ 47

3.2.3 Investigating witchcraft ......................................... 51

3.2.4 Traditional songs .................................................. 55

3.2.5 Traditional names ................................................. 57

Chapter 4 Introduction ......................................................... 62

Inculturation 63

4.1 The importance of healing ................................. 64

4.1.1 Traditional healing ............................................... 65

4.1.2 Christian faith healing ........................................... 67

4.2 Liturgy ................................................................. 73

4.2.1 Sacraments .......................................................... 73

4.2.2 Artistic talent among the Vambunza ..................... 93

4.2.3 Expression through music .................................... 96

4.2.4 The Word of God .................................................. 98

4.3 Veneration of the Ancestors .............................. 99

4.3.1 More on Nyambi-Nyambi (rain making) ............. 103

4.4 Gender Equity among the Vambunza ............ 107

4.4.1 The social status of women ............................... 108

4.4.2 The role of the woman in the church ................. 110

4.4.3 Diversity is strength ........................................... 112

4.5 Support system in the church ........................ 115

4.6 Ecumenism ...................................................... 117

4.7 Social problems/challenges ........................... 122

Chapter 5 Conclusion ........................................................ 129

Appendices ................................................................................... 135

Abbreviations ................................................................................. 135

Bibliography...................................................................................

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SSA, R (2021). The Necessity Of The Second Phase Of Evangelization Among Vambunza In The Bunya Area Of The Northeastern Parts Of Namibia. Afribary.com: Retrieved May 13, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/the-necessity-of-the-second-phase-of-evangelization-among-vambunza-in-the-bunya-area-of-the-northeastern-parts-of-namibia

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Research, SSA. "The Necessity Of The Second Phase Of Evangelization Among Vambunza In The Bunya Area Of The Northeastern Parts Of Namibia" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 27 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/the-necessity-of-the-second-phase-of-evangelization-among-vambunza-in-the-bunya-area-of-the-northeastern-parts-of-namibia . Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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Research, SSA. "The Necessity Of The Second Phase Of Evangelization Among Vambunza In The Bunya Area Of The Northeastern Parts Of Namibia" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed May 13, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/the-necessity-of-the-second-phase-of-evangelization-among-vambunza-in-the-bunya-area-of-the-northeastern-parts-of-namibia