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Daniel Ndoundou: Väckelseledare i den Evangeliska Kyrkan i Kongo
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Swedish Institute of Mission Research. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, Church and Mission studies, Science of Mission.
2014 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)Alternative title
Daniel Ndoundou : Revival Leader in the Evangelical Church of Congo (English)
Abstract [en]

Daniel Ndoundou (1911 – 1986) was born in the southern part of French Equatorial Africa, close to the border of the Belgian Congo. At an early age he joined the Swe-dish protestant mission. As a young man he began to work as an evangelist and in 1946 he was ordained pastor. The following year a spiritual revival started and soon Daniel Ndou¬ndou became its leader, a position he held for the rest of his life.

The aim of this thesis was to describe and analyse how Daniel Ndoundou carried out his ministry as a revival leader in the intersection between traditional beliefs and the new religion introduced by the protestant missionaries. He experienced the pro-cess of his country gaining its independence and the founding of the autonomous Evangelical Church of Congo. As a well-known counsellor and healer he received many pilgrims at his home. During revival meetings he sometimes preached to thou-sands of people. He had to take a stand on different movements of political and religious character that emerged especially during the colonial era.

The thesis shows that the doctrines adopted by Daniel Ndoundou were close to those of the missionaries. However, he sometimes accepted and applied practices that were seen as controversial by his Church leaders. This was particularly evident when he invited people to the “Pool of Siloam” where he organized ritual baths for healing. The thesis also describes the legacy left by Daniel Ndoundou namely how the Evangelical Church of Congo manages the revival almost 30 years after his death. Many charismatic Christians play an important role and for the local pastor they are sometimes difficult to handle. The void left by Daniel Ndoundou is strongly felt by many church members since he was seen as the authority in matters relating to spiritual gifts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Swedish Institute of Mission Research , 2014. , 315 p.
Studia Missionalia Svecana, ISSN 1404-9503 ; 113
Keyword [en]
revival, Daniel Ndoundou, Buana Kibongi, Congo, Evangelical Church, prophet, nganga, charismatic, kindoki, Swedish Mission, spiritual gifts, ngunza
National Category
History of Religions
Research subject
Studies of Missions
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-212634ISBN: 978-91-977128-1-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-212634DiVA: diva2:687739
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2014-03-14, Ihresalen, Humanistcentrum, Uppsala, 10:00 (Swedish)
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