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Evangelical Christians in the Muslim Sahel
     

Evangelical Christians in the Muslim Sahel

by Barbara M. Cooper
 

ISBN-10: 0253222338

ISBN-13: 9780253222336

Pub. Date: 02/16/2010

Publisher: Indiana University Press

Barbara M. Cooper looks closely at the Sudan Interior Mission, an evangelical Christian mission that has taken a tenuous hold in a predominantly Hausa Muslim area on the southern fringe of Niger. Based on sustained fieldwork, personal interviews, and archival research, this vibrant, sensitive, compelling, and candid book gives a unique glimpse into an important

Overview

Barbara M. Cooper looks closely at the Sudan Interior Mission, an evangelical Christian mission that has taken a tenuous hold in a predominantly Hausa Muslim area on the southern fringe of Niger. Based on sustained fieldwork, personal interviews, and archival research, this vibrant, sensitive, compelling, and candid book gives a unique glimpse into an important dimension of religious life in Africa. Cooper’s involvement in a violent religious riot provides a useful backdrop for introducing other themes and concerns such as Bible translation, medical outreach, public preaching, tensions between English-speaking and French-speaking missionaries, and the Christian mission’s changing views of Islam.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253222336
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
02/16/2010
Series:
African Systems of Thought Series
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Acronyms

Introduction: Fundamental Differences
1. Anatomy of a Riot
2. Love and Violence
3. From "Satan's Masterpiece" to "The Social Problem of Islam"
4. A Hausa Spiritual Vernacular
5. African Agency and the Growth of the Church in the Maradi Region, 1927-1960
6. Disciplining the Christian: Defining Elderhood, Christian Marriage, and "God's Work," 1933-1955
7. "An Extremely Dangerous Suspect": From Vichy-Era Travails to Postwar Triumph
8. Impasses in Vernacular Education, 1945-1995
9. Handmaid to the Gospel: SIM's Medical Work in Niger, 1944-1975
10. The Tree of Life: Regenerating and Gendering the Garden after the Fall, 1975-2000
11. Ça bouge: Hausa Christian Practice in a Muslim Milieu
Epilogue: SIM's Successors and the Pentecostal Explosion
Glossary
Notes
Works Consulted
Index

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