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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

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

‘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 transformation ... 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

Thinking Globally about African Religion  

Jacob K. Olupona

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2009
The global dimensions of African religion sweep across the plains of the African continent and into the African diaspora. Contemporary “African religion” is itself a product of ... More

Traditional African Religious Society  

Kofi Asare Opoku

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2009
African traditional religion is inextricably linked to the culture of the African people. Religion, culture, politics, and society were part of a seamless whole and no part of it could ... More

West Africa  

Victor Atto-Baffoe

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Oct 2015
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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

Woman Lost in the Global Maze: Women and Religion in East Africa Under Globalization  

Philomena Njeri Mwaura

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Nov 2011
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Jan 2012
This chapter interrogates the interplay between globalization, religion, and women in the East African context, and seeks to respond to the following questions: What aspects of ... More

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