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Author Hastings, Adrian.

Title The Church in Africa, 1450-1950 / Adrian Hastings.

Publication Info. Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1994.


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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 706 pages) : maps.
Series The Oxford history of the Christian Church
Oxford history of the Christian Church.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 621-685) and index.
Summary This major history of the Christian Church in Africa spans five centuries and the whole compass of different Christian movements from the old Ethiopian Church to Catholic and Protestant missionaries and the ├Čndependent' churches of today.
"Christianity provided the constitutive identity of historic Ethiopia. From the sixteenth century, and increasingly from the nineteenth, it entered decisively into the life and culture of an increasing number of other African peoples. In the course of the twentieth century, African Christians have become a major part of the world Church, and arguably modern African history as a whole is not intelligible without its powerful Christian element. Yet despite the great advance in African historiography over the last forty years, this is the first major volume to consider the historical development and character of the Christian Church in Africa as a whole, linking together Ethiopian Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, and the numerous 'Independent' churches of modern times. The book focuses throughout on the role of conversion, the shaping of Church life and its relationship to traditional values, and the impact of political power. Professor Hastings also compares the relation of Christian history to the comparable development of Islam in Africa."--Jacket.
Contents pt. I. 1450-1780 : a medieval environment. The Ethiopian church in the age of Zara Ya'iqob ; Africa in 1500 and its Christian past ; The Kongo, Warri, Mutapa, and the Portuguese ; Riches to rags : Ethiopia 1500-1800 -- pt. II. 1780-1890 : from the anti-slavery to total subjugation. Equiano to Ntsikana : from the 1780s to the 1820s ; The lion revived : Ethiopia in the nineteenth century ; The Victorian missionary ; Kings, marriage, ancestors, and God ; Christian life in the age of Bishop Crowther -- pt. III. 1890-1960 : the Christianizing of half a continent. A variety of scrambles : 1890-1920 ; From Agbebi to Diangienda : independency and prophetism ; Church, school, and state in the age of Bishop Kiwanuka.
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Subject Christianity -- Africa.
Africa -- Church history.
Church and state -- Africa.
Missions -- Africa -- History.
Christianity and culture.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- History.
Christianity. (OCoLC)fst00859599
Christianity and culture. (OCoLC)fst00859660
Church and state. (OCoLC)fst00860509
Missions. (OCoLC)fst01023771
Africa. (OCoLC)fst01239509
Genre/Form Church history. (OCoLC)fst01411629
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Spine Title Church in Africa
Other Form: Print version: Hastings, Adrian. Church in Africa, 1450-1950. Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1994 0198263996 (DLC) 94005677 (OCoLC)29877222
ISBN 0585162271 (electronic book)
9780585162270 (electronic book)
0198263996 (paperback)
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