1st Edition

Christianity in Tropical Africa
Studies Presented and Discussed at the Seventh International African Seminar, University of Ghana, April 1965

ISBN 9781138487604
Published April 27, 2020 by Routledge
466 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1968 this volume discusses the issues and problems relevant to Christianity in Tropical Africa. It includes historical studies of the earlier Catholic and Protestant missions and their relationship with African communities, traders and colonial administrations; the social and psychological aspects of conversion and responses to the teaching of the gospel and the impact of Christian teaching on indigenous beliefs; the analysis of modern trends such as separatism.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Historical Perspective 1. Problems of Historical Perspective: The Planting of Christianity in Africa in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries Richard Gray

2. Relations Between Christian Missions, European Administrations, and Traders in the Gold Coast 1828-74 I. Tufuoh

3. Missonary Policies as seen in the Work of Misions with the Evangelical presbyterian Church, Ghana E. Grau

4. Catholics and Protestants in the Congo Ruth Slade Reardon

5. The Missionary Struggle with Complexity T. Price

Part 2: The Analytical Perspective

6. Converts and Martyrs in Buganda D. A. Low

7. Influence de la Christianisation sur les institutions traditionnelles des ethnies côtières du Cameroun M. R. Bureau

8. Some Problems of African Christianity: Guilt and Shame F. B. Welbourn

9. Conceptions of Christianity in the Context of Tropical Africa: Nigerian Reactions to its Advent J. B. Schuyler

10. Attitudes and Policies of the Yoruba African Churches Towards Polygamy J. B. Webster

11. Ethiopianism: Past and Present G. Shepperson

12. Church Growth and Independency as Organic Phenomena: An Analysis of Two Hundred African Tribes D. B. Barrett

13. Some Traditional African Religions and Christianity R. Laroche

14. Christianisme et culture africaine: apport africain à la théologie V. Mulago

15. The Ways and Means of Communicating the Gospel John Mbiti

Part 3: Trends and Prospects in African Christianity 16. Mariage et famille dans les groupes christianisés ou en voie de Christianisation de Dakar V. Martin

17. Religion and Socio-Economic Action Among the Serenje-Lala of Zambia Norman Long

18. The Predicament of the Church in Africa E. Bolaji Idowu

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