Evangelical Christians in the Muslim Sahel / Edition 1

Evangelical Christians in the Muslim Sahel / Edition 1

by Barbara M. Cooper
     
 

ISBN-10: 0253347394

ISBN-13: 9780253347398

Pub. Date: 06/28/2006

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:
9780253347398
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2006
Series:
African Systems of Thought Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.25(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, ix,
ACRONYMS, xiii,
Introduction: Fundamental Differences, 1,
1. Anatomy of a Riot, 31,
2. Love and Violence, 61,
3. From "Satan's Masterpiece" to "The Social Problem of Islam", 84,
4. A Hausa Spiritual Vernacular, 115,
5. African Agency and the Growth of the Church in the Maradi Region, 1927-1960, 147,
6. Disciplining the Christian: Defining Elderhood, Christian Marriage, and "God's Work," 1933-1955, 183,
7. "An Extremely Dangerous Suspect": From Vichy-Era Travails to Postwar Triumph, 224,
8. Impasses in Vernacular Education, 1945-1995, 253,
9. Handmaid to the Gospel: SIM's Medical Work in Niger, 1944-1975, 290,
10. The Tree of Life: Regenerating and Gendering the Garden after the Fall, 1975-2000, 329,
11. Ça bouge: Hausa Christian Practice in a Muslim Milieu, 363,
Epilogue: SIM's Successors and the Pentecostal Explosion, 400,
GLOSSARY, 413,
NOTES, 415,
WORKS CONSULTED, 435,
INDEX, 455,

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