Christianity and Social Change in Africa: Essays in Honor of J. D. Y. Peel

Christianity and Social Change in Africa: Essays in Honor of J. D. Y. Peel

by Toyin Falola
     
 

Christianity and Social Change in Africa is the most comprehensive look at the African encounter with Christianity in recent years. The book's themes are drawn from the pioneering work of J. D. Y. Peel, building on his creative explanation of the African experience of Christianity. The volume covers a broad range of themes, including religious expansion, the rise of… See more details below

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Christianity and Social Change in Africa is the most comprehensive look at the African encounter with Christianity in recent years. The book's themes are drawn from the pioneering work of J. D. Y. Peel, building on his creative explanation of the African experience of Christianity. The volume covers a broad range of themes, including religious expansion, the rise of Pentecostalism, and the use of new media and technologies to convert people and reform believers. The various manifestations of religious impact run through all the chapters, covering aspects of culture, politics, the economy, and the landscape. The volume also explores the success of Africans in exporting Christianity to other parts of the globe, a phenomenon that has redefined both the message and meaning of this religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594601354
Publisher:
Carolina Academic Press
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Pages:
696
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction3
Ch. 2John Peel27
Ch. 3The cultural work of Yoruba globalization43
Ch. 4Confusion and empiricism : several connected thoughts83
Ch. 5Between the Yoruba and the deep blue sea : the gradual integration of Ewe fishermen on the Lagos-Badagry seabeach99
Ch. 6"In the olden days" : histories of misbehaving women in Ado-Odo, Southwestern Nigeria117
Ch. 7"Let your garments always be white ..." expressions of past and present in Yoruba religious textiles139
Ch. 8Shrine sanctuary and mission sanctuary in West Africa165
Ch. 9Translation, publics, and the vernacular press in 1920s Lagos187
Ch. 10Cultural politics and nationalist history : a background to Wole Soyinka's Isara209
Ch. 11Religion, public space, and the press in contemporary Nigeria233
Ch. 12"Those who trade with God never lose" : the economics of Pentecostal activism in Nigeria253
Ch. 13Mediating tradition : Pentecostal pastors, African priests, and chiefs in Ghanaian popular films275
Ch. 14Continuity or change? : Aladura and born-again Yoruba Christianity in London307
Ch. 15"Ndi Afe Ocha" : the early Aladura of Igboland, 1925-1975335
Ch. 16Afro-Brazilian religion, progressive Catholicism, and Pentecostalism in Northeast Brazil : notes on confluence361
Ch. 17Managing Christian-Muslim relations in Africa391
Ch. 18Conversion, conquest, and the Qua Iboe mission413
Ch. 19Christianity, colonial rule, and ethnicity : the mission of the white fathers among the Dagara (Ghana/Burkina Faso)441
Ch. 20A "religious encounter" in Amedzofe : women and change through the twentieth century471
Ch. 21Anglicanism and Asantehene Agyeman Prempeh489
Ch. 22Chiefdoms, cantons, and contentious land : mapping out a mission field in twentieth-century colonial Cameroon517
Ch. 23Religion and healing in Hausaland549
Ch. 24"Listen while I read" : patriotic Christianity among the young Gikuyu563
Ch. 25The holy trinity, or the reduced Marx, Weber, Durkheim595
Ch. 26At the Baraza : socializing and intellectual practice at the Swahili coast613

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