Hexham, Irving Books

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.

Hymns and Sabbath Liturgy for Morning and Evening Prayer of Isaiah Shembe's Amanazarites
2005 0-7734-6058-6
This is the fifth and final volume of the Sacred History and Traditions of the amaNazaretha series published by The Edwin Mellen Press. All five volumes were translated from the Zulu by Dr. Hans-Jürgen Becken at the request of his friend, Bishop Johannes Galilee Shembe (1904-1975) and approved by his successor, Bishop Amos Shembe (1907-1995). Like the earlier volumes in this series, the present book contains texts that are part of a common amaNazarite tradition preserved by Bishop J.G. Shembe and handed down to all members of the amaNazarite movement.



Irony of Apartheid. The Struggle for National Independence of Afrikaner Calvinism Against British Imperialism
1981 0-88946-904-0


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 2
2002 0-7734-7291-6
This collection consists of translations of the first printed form of the church’s teachings and practices - the original ‘protoscriptures’ dictated by the Nazarite founder Isaiah Shembe and his successor JG Shembe, as assembled and issued for catechetical purposes by the Church archivist, Petros Musawenkosi Dlomo. Included are excerpts from Dlomo’s biographical portrait of the founder drawn from oral and written sources. Table of contents: Part I - The ‘Grave Book’ of Isaiah Shembe (Counsels, Prayers, Parables, Letters, Marriage) Part II - The ‘Revived Law’ of Johannes Galilee Shembe (Maidens and Marriage, Funerary, ‘Reminder of the Statute’, Catechism of the Nazarites, Baptismal Catechism, Catechism of Holy Communion) Chapter excerpts from the biographical ‘Book of the Birth of the Prophet Shembe’ 7 appendices (including apocryphal protoscriptures), and facsimile pages from the original Zulu text.

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.

Texts on Zulu Religion Traditional Zulu Ideas About God
1987 0-88946-181-3
While much of the writing on African religions is highly technical, this volume fills a gap for use in general-study courses in African religion.