Christianity and the African imagination [electronic resource] : essays in honour of Adrian Hastings / edited by David Maxwell with Ingrid Lawrie.
- Leiden, Netherlands : Brill, c2002.
1 online resource (433 p.)
- Christianity -- Africa.
Spirituality -- Africa.
- Electronic books.
- The book charts Christianity's advance in Africa, exploring how African agents (priests, prophets, martyrs, missionaries) made the religion their own. It shows Christianity empowering Africans, through faith, to deal with concerns for health and wealth, and overcoming evil. It demonstrates how Christianity captured the African imagination.
- Christianity and the African Imagination; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Contributors; Introduction Christianity and the African Imagination; Chapter One: A Kongo Princess, the Kongo Ambassadors and the Papacy; Chapter Two: Africa as the Theatre of Christian Engagement with Islam in the Nineteenth Century; Chapter Three: The Bugandan Christian Revolution: The Catholic Church in Buddu, 1879-1896; Chapter Four: 'Taking on the Missionary's Task': African Spirituality and the Mission Churches of Manicaland in the 1930's
Chapter Five: Christianity and the Logic of Nationalist Assertion in Wole Soyinka's Ìsarà Chapter Six: Kikuyu Christianities: A History of Intimate Diversity; Chapter Seven: Archbishop Janani Luwum: The Dilemmas of Loyalty, Opposition and Witness in Amin's Uganda; Chapter Eight: Pentecostalism and Neo-Traditionalism: The Religious Polarization of a Rural District in Southern Malawi; Chapter Nine: A Traditional Religion Reformed: Vincent Kwabena Damuah and the Afrikania Movement, 1982-2000
Chapter Ten: Christianity without Frontiers: Shona Missionaries and Transnational Pentecostalism in AfricaChapter Eleven: The Shaping of a Prophet: The African Career and Writings of Adrian Hastings; Chapter Twelve: Adrian Hastings's Bibliography, 1950-2002; Four Poems from Zaire; Index
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Maxwell, David, 1963-
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