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

In Evangelical Christians in the Muslim Sahel, 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 book gives a unique glimpse into an important…  See more details below

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In Evangelical Christians in the Muslim Sahel, 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 book gives a unique glimpse into an important dimension of religious life in Africa.

Product Details

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

Table of Contents

Introduction : fundamental differences1
1Anatomy of a riot31
2Love and violence61
3From "Satan's masterpiece" to "the social problem of Islam"84
4A Hausa spiritual vernacular115
5African agency and the growth of the church in the Maradi region, 1927-1960147
6Disciplining the Christian : defining elderhood, Christian marriage, and "God's work," 1933-1955183
7"An extremely dangerous suspect" : from Vichy-era travails to postwar triumph224
8Impasses in vernacular education, 1945-1995253
9Handmaid to the gospel : SIM's medical work in Niger, 1944-1975290
10The tree of life : regenerating and gendering the garden after the fall, 1975-2000329
11Ca bouge : Hausa Christian practice in a Muslim milieu363
Epilogue : SIM's successors and the Pentecostal explosion400

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