Oosthuizen, G. C. Books

Afro-Christian Religion and Healing in Southern Africa
1989 0-88946-282-8
Seeks an understanding of one result of the syncretism of Southern African Christianity, namely, the increasing evidence among African Christians of ancestor veneration, belief in possession by alien spirits, dance-induced trancing, and witch beliefs. ". . . the significance of this volume lies . . . in the fact that South African anthropologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, and theologians could talk with rather than at each other about pastoral theology and healing in the work of independent churches. . . . the volume will be used in graduate and research studies by students of anthropology, psychiatry, psychology, and religion." - Choice

Afro-Christian Religion at the Grassroots in South Africa
1991 0-88946-226-7


Empirical Studies of African Independent/ Indigenous Churches
1992 0-7734-9588-6
Essays on how the African Independent/Indigenous Churches experience and interpret their religion, their relationship to the Black experience, and the effectiveness of religious expression with regard to their needs. Topics include oral history in the Nazaretha church, the Iviyo LoFakazi BakaKristu and other renewal movements, theological issues in African Independent Churches, healing, exorcism, and involvement and creative development.

Story of Isaiah Shembe. Book 1
1998 0-7734-8196-6
A new series on the Oral History of the ibandla lamaNazaretha, the Nazareth Baptist Church of South Africa, the largest African Independent Church among the Zulu-speaking people of Southern Africa. Oral histories from the following districts: Umbumbulu, Umzinto, Emzumbe, Bhacha, Ndwedwe, Maphumulo, Natal Midlands, Msinga, Mtunzini, Empangeni, Melmoth, Nongoma, Hlabisa, Ladysmith, Vryheid and Paulpietersburg, Swaziland, and Umbombo

Story of Isaiah Shembe. Book 3
2002 0-7734-7335-1
The third in a new series on the Oral History of the ibandla lamaNazaretha, the Nazareth Baptist Church of South Africa, the largest African Independent Church among the Zulu-speaking people of Southern Africa.