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African Initiated Churches as Vehicles of Earth-Care in Africa  

Marthinus L. Daneel

Print publication date:
Nov 2006
Online publication date:
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

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

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

Andrew Wheeler

Print publication date:
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

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

Luther and Asia  

Pilgrim W. K. Lo

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Apr 2014
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Jun 2014
Luther’s catechism entered Asian cultures with translations into Asian languages in 1715 (Tamil, south India) and 1843 (Chinese). In the twentieth century a small number of other works ... More

Millennial and Apocalyptic Movements in Africa  

Rosalind I. J. Hackett

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Oct 2011
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Jan 2012
This article describes African millennialism, which is a blend of traces of Christianity, Islam, and indigenous religions. Prolonged suppression and suffering under colonial exploitation ... More

West Africa  

Victor Atto-Baffoe

Print publication date:
Oct 2015
Online publication date:
Jul 2016
This chapter is a study of an encounter between the church and the socio-political and cultural milieu of West Africa, with particular focus on Ghana. It closely analyses the relationship ... More

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