Название: A History of the Church in Africa
Автор: Bengt Sundkler, Christopher Steed
Издательство: Cambridge University Press
Количество страниц: 1252
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A standard reference text on African Christian churches reviews the entire history of the development of Christianity in all regions of the continent. In contrast to the conventional focus on the missionary enterprise, it places the African converts at the centre of the study. African Christians, typically drawn from the margins of the society, re-interpreted the Christian message, proselytized, governed local congregations and organised independent churches. Emphasizing African initiatives in the process of Christisanization, it argues that its development was shaped by African kings and courts, the history of labour migration and local experiences of colonization.