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African Christian Communities  

David Chidester

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2009
As a global religion, Christianity is also an African religion, and increasingly so. During the twentieth century, the number of Christians in Africa rose from an estimated 10 million to ... More

African Initiated Churches as Vehicles of Earth-Care in Africa  

Marthinus L. Daneel

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Nov 2006
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Sep 2009
In the post-chimurenga years of independent Zimbabwe, the African Initiated Churches (AICs) heeded the prophetic call to earth-keeping. They joined forces with practitioners of traditional ... More

An African Religions Perspective  

Kwasi Wiredu

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Dec 2010
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Jan 2011
A very fundamental fact about African religions is that they are not institutional religions. They do not have an organization that one becomes a member of upon converting or being ... More

African Traditional Religion and Violence  

Nathalie Wlodarczyk

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Jan 2013
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Mar 2013
This chapter analyzes a wide range of African customs and legends. It demonstrates that African traditional religion offers notions of a thriving spirit world which provides “sacred ... More

Afro-Caribbean Religious Societies  

Karen McCarthy Brown

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2009
The product of an early and involuntary globalization of African culture, Haitian Vodou is arguably the most misunderstood and maligned world religion. The reasons for this are not so much ... More

Contemporary Religions in Brazil  

Bettina E. Schmidt

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Jul 2016
This essay gives an overview of the religious landscape of Brazil as well as studies about religions in Brazil. Starting with the situation of Christian denominations in Brazil the essay ... More

Genocide and the Religious Imaginary in Rwanda  

Christopher C. Taylor

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Jan 2013
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Mar 2013
This chapter, which concentrates on the violent imaginaries that informed the reports and deeds of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, reviews the perseverance of pre-colonial notions of a sacred ... More

‘God has come Amongst us Slowly and we didn’t Realise it!’ The Transformation of Anglican Missionary Heritage in Sudan  

Andrew Wheeler

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Oct 2015
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Jul 2016
This chapter examines the missionary origins, through the agency of the Church Missionary Society, of the Anglican Church in Sudan (the Episcopal Church of the Sudan) and its ... More

Ihahamuka: An Indigenous Medical Condition among Rwandan Genocide Survivors  

Christopher C. Taylor

One of the core metaphors in Rwandan traditional medicine concerns the flow of bodily fluids. This metaphor is a recursive one, extending into other domains of Rwandan symbolic thought, ... More

Jesuits and Africa  

Festo Mkenda

Jesuits have commanded scholarly attention in recent years, with Jesuit studies almost becoming an independent academic discipline. However, their involvement in Africa remains largely ... More

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