The Church in Africa, 1450-1950 / Edition 1

The Church in Africa, 1450-1950 / Edition 1

by Adrian Hastings
     
 

Covering five centuries—from the rise of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in the 15th century and the early Portuguese missionaries right through to the Church and its key role in Africa today—this major new volume is the first complete history of the Christian Church in Africa. Written by a leading authority on Church history who has spent many years in

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Overview

Covering five centuries—from the rise of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in the 15th century and the early Portuguese missionaries right through to the Church and its key role in Africa today—this major new volume is the first complete history of the Christian Church in Africa. Written by a leading authority on Church history who has spent many years in Africa, it looks at all aspects of Christianity in Africa, including its relationship to traditional values and customs, politics, and the comparable rise of Islam in Africa during the period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198263999
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
07/25/1996
Series:
Oxford History of the Christian Church Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
720
Product dimensions:
9.19(w) x 6.13(h) x 1.45(d)
Lexile:
1420L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

A Note on Names
List of Abbreviations
Pt. I1450-1780: A Medieval Environment
1The Ethiopian Church in the Age of Zara Ya'iqob3
2Africa in 1500 and its Christian Past46
3The Kongo, Warri, Mutapa, and the Portuguese71
4Riches to Rags: Ethiopia 1500-1800130
Pt. II1780-1890: From the Anti-Slavery to Total Subjugation
5Equiano to Ntsikana: From the 1780s to the 1820s173
6The Lion Revived: Ethiopia in the Nineteenth Century222
7The Victorian Missionary242
8Kings, Marriage, Ancestors, and God306
9Christian Life in the Age of Bishop Crowther338
Pt. III1890-1960: The Christianizing of Half a Continent
10A Variety of Scrambles: 1890-1920397
11From Agbebi to Diangienda: Independency and Prophetism493
12Church, School, and State in the Age of Bishop Kiwanuka540
Appendix 1. Kings of Ethiopia and Kongo Referred to in the Text611
Appendix 2. Maps613
Bibliography621
Index686

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