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Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae

versión On-line ISSN 2412-4265
versión impresa ISSN 1017-0499


MUNYENYEMBE, Rhodian  y  HOFMEYR, Johannes Wynand. Lofty but not powerful: a critical analysis of the position of the General Assembly in the union of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (Malawi). Studia Hist. Ecc. [online]. 2016, vol.42, n.3, pp.1-21. ISSN 2412-4265.

In this article the specific focus is on the position of the General Assembly in the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) in Malawi. Though the General Assembly was meant to foster a closer unity of the constituent synods, it still remains an unstable entity, and has been so over the years due to the autonomy of the synods; much more so in recent years because of disputes among the synods. This especially applies to the border disputes between the Synod of Livingstonia and the Nkhoma Synod. Though the 2013 General Assembly has somewhat healed the tension, the future of the General Assembly is likely not to be a vibrant one as long as the synods do not fully surrender their autonomy to a body that is supposed to be above them administratively. However, this appears not to be the synods' option in the nearest future, thereby perpetuating the loftiness of the General Assembly without its accompanying powers.

Palabras clave : Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP); Malawi; General Assembly; unity; independent synods; disputes; Nkhoma; Livingstonia.

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