East African Expressions of Christianity
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288 Pages

21.6 x 13.8 cm

3 b/w. 1 line. Illustrations

Series: Eastern African Studies

Imprint: James Currey

East African Expressions of Christianity

Edited by Thomas Spear and Isaria N. Kimambo

by Isaria N. Kimambo

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Emphasises the important role of Christianity in contemporary Africa.
This history examines, through case studies, the ways in which African chatechists, evangelists and translators have interpreted Christianity for themselves and conveyed it to others. It analyses African prophetic and healing movements which drew on African and Christian traditions.

North America: Ohio U Press; Tanzania: Mkuki na Nyota; Kenya: EAEP
"All the studies in this valuable volume are well worth reading. [...] They provide a series of important insights into the challenges and opportunities confronting African Christians as they seek guidance from their faith and proclaim its global relevance for the twenty-first century." BULLETIN OF THE SCHOOL OF ORIENTAL AND AFRICAN STUDIES
"[T]he book offers illuminating perspectives on the extraordinary drama which has unfolded as different Christian theological concepts flowed across cultural and linguistic divides to acquire new meanings in the minds of African converts (Spear p.6). Those concerned to take account of this important dimension of African life will not regret ordering a copy." Kenneth R. Ross, THE JOURNAL OF MODERN AFRICAN STUDIES
"...an important contribution to the field. Its emphasis on the examination of Christianity as a religious phenomenon is an important one, and one increasingly recognized as of central significance for an understanding of Africa's history and society." Kevin Ward, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Leeds
"... superb collection of essays providing a finely focused picture of Christianity in East Africa." D. Jacobson, CHOICE
"This is a wonderful book. It opens up a whole field of inquiry formerly closed because Africanists, searching for authentic African voices, have seen Christianity and Christians as alien to the African continent..." Jan Bender Shetler, AFRICAN STUDIES REVIEW
"This is an important and welcome book, one of the growing number in which scholars are taking African Christianity as seriously as Christian Africans do themselves ...This sense of the moral and social inextricability of Christianity from modern African life is a fitting conclusion to carry away from one's reading of this fascinating and editorially well-disciplined book." John Lonsdale, AFRICA

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9780852557587

January 1999

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Title Details

288 Pages

2.16 x 1.38 cm

3 b/w. 1 line. Illustrations

Series: Eastern African Studies

Imprint: James Currey