The Bible in Africa: Transactions, Trajectories, and Trends

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them is morality. This means that the biblical passages are believed to be able to change people's ways of behaviour. The survey has also revealed that the Bible is the greatest means of grace, as was evident in the case of Christian prisoners during their prison experiences. Hence we can say that the Bible transforms lives. In short then, from this brief survey, it is evident that the Bible plays a transformative role in the cultural, educational, socio-political, and religious life of the people of Malawi.


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