”Att ikläda sig ansvar” Inhemskt aktörskap i Skandinavisk Pingstmission i Tanganyika 1932-1945
”To take on responsibility” Indigenous Agency in the Scandinavian Pentecostal Mission in Tanganyika 1932-1945
A common phenomena in descriptions of Western mission initiatives to the South is the overrepresentation of depictions of the missionaries and underrepresentation of the indigenous people. It is fair to say that there is a need for new perspectives. This thesis investigates the agency of the indigenous people in the Scandinavian Pentecostal mission in Tanganyika 1932-1945. It highlights roles and areas of their participation which seldom occur in western mission biographies, but were tanganyikan people played a crucial part, such as evangelisation, church planting and the forming of contextualized theology. The pentecostal theology and mission praxis contributed to a large degree to shape that agency.