African Legends of Methodism is a tribute to leaders who attributed their success to their contact with Methodism. These Methodists were politicians, artists, academics, prophets, theologians, pioneers and humble Christians who inspired by Methodism pushed the boundaries of colonialism, apartheid, patriarchy, homophobia, capitalism and ethnicity. Through these stories, we are telling and re-telling the complex liberating work of the church in the African soil with its ambiguities. Academics, students of history, the church and theology will find a resource from where they can learn about those who shaped our modern Southern Africa.
R Simangaliso Kumalo
R Simangaliso Kumalo is a Public Theologian and Historian based at the School of Religion and Theology, University of KwaZulu-Natal. He is an Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Theology and Ethics and Director of the Centre for Constructive Theology. He is the author of “Pastor and Politician: Essays on the Legacy of JL Dube, First President of the ANC” and “Methodists with a White History and a Black Future”. He lives in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.