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Church in Africa, 1450-1950 (Adrian Hastings) Paperback Book, (Oxford University Press, 1996) 9780198263999
Church in Africa, 1450-1950 (Adrian Hastings) Paperback Book, (Oxford University Press, 1996) 9780198263999
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Title: The Church in Africa, 1450-1950

Author: Hastings, Adrian

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 1996

Paperback; ISBN: 9780198263999

Volumes: 1; Pages: 720

List Price in Paper: $188.00 Our price: $153.99

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Covering five centuries--from the rise of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in the 15th century and the early Portuguese missionaries right through to the Church and its key role in Africa today--this major new volume is the first complete history of the Christian Church in Africa. Written by a leading authority on Church history who has spent many years in Africa, it looks at all aspects of Christianity in Africa, including its relationship to traditional values and customs, politics, and the comparable rise of Islam in Africa during the period.Table of ContentsA Note on Names List of Abbreviations Pt. I 1450-1780: A Medieval Environment 1 The Ethiopian Church in the Age of Zara Ya'iqob 2 Africa in 1500 and its Christian Past 3 The Kongo, Warri, Mutapa, and the Portuguese 4 Riches to Rags: Ethiopia 1500-1800 Pt. II 1780-1890: From the Anti-Slavery to Total Subjugation 5 Equiano to Ntsikana: From the 1780s to the 1820s 6 The Lion Revived: Ethiopia in the Nineteenth Century 7 The Victorian Missionary 8 Kings, Marriage, Ancestors, and God 9 Christian Life in the Age of Bishop Crowther Pt. III 1890-1960: The Christianizing of Half a Continent 10 A Variety of Scrambles: 1890-1920 11 From Agbebi to Diangienda: Independency and Prophetism 12 Church, School, and State in the Age of Bishop Kiwanuka Appendix 1. Kings of Ethiopia and Kongo Referred to in the Text Appendix 2. Maps Bibliography Index Reviews"Hastings has established a challenging framework with exceptional clarity. His overall strategy is masterly, often strikingly original; and the framework is indubitabley African. ... He should succeed in stimulating a fresh generation of research, especially by Ethiopian scholars."--Times Literary Supplement"This is a magisterial work. ... I cannot recommend this book too highly for those who want either to begin reading about African Christianity, or to widen their knowledge."--Church of England Newspaper* "[A] splendid history of African Christianity."--The Tablet
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