The Scriptures of the amaNazaretha of EkuphaKameni
Edited by Irving Hexham
The University of Calgary Press, 1993
© Copyright Irving Hexham 1993
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The amaNazarites of Isaiah Shembe are the oldest African Independent/Indigenous Church in South Africa. The church divided into two main sections in 1976 following the death of its leader Johannes Galilee Shembe [1904-1976]. The largest group was led by Amos Shembe [1907-1996], the other, smaller group, by Londa Shembe [1944-1989]. The following texts were produced with the encouragement of Londa Shembe. By reproducing them we remain neutral with regard to the division in the church. Our only concern is to publicize the work of the founder the "prophet" Isaiah Shembe.
CONTENTS *** INTRODUCTION by G.C. Oosthuizen *** Some SAYINGS of Isaiah Shembe