Original Research - Special Collection: Practical Theology

Friendships and Fellowship: Living koinonia, martyria and diakonia in the Corinthian Church of South Africa – from the perspective of social capital

Henry Mbaya
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 68, No 2 | a1169 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v68i2.1169 | © 2012 Henry Mbaya | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 31 August 2011 | Published: 04 May 2012

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Henry Mbaya, Faculty of Theology, University of Fort Hare, South Africa


In this article, I argued that the rituals of baptism, After–burial ritual cleansing ceremonies, and the burning of the heifer [isitshisa], performed by members of the Corinthians Church of South Africa based in Durban and Phepheni, near Kokstad, generate friendships and fellowship [koinonia], and that these in turn promote witness [martyria] and service [diakonia] to the community.


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