By Harri Englund
Christianity and Public tradition in Africa takes the reader past Africa’s obvious exceptionalism. African Christians have created new publics, frequently in ways in which supply clean insights into the symbolic and useful limitations keeping apart the secular and the sacred, the personal and the general public, and the liberal and the intolerant. serious cause and Christian convictions have mixed in extraordinary methods whilst African Christians have engaged with very important public concerns reminiscent of nationwide constitutions and gender relatives, and with literary imaginings and controversies over culture and HIV/AIDS.
The wide-ranging essays incorporated right here discover rural Africa and the continent’s significant towns, colonial and missionary legacies, and mass media photos within the twenty-first century. in addition they exhibit the variety of Pentecostalism in Africa and spotlight the region’s awesome denominational variety. students and scholars alike will locate those essays well timed and impressive.
The participants reveal how the general public value of Christianity varies throughout time and position. They discover rural Africa and the continent’s significant towns, and colonial and missionary occasions, in addition to mass-mediated rules and photographs within the twenty-first century. additionally they demonstrate the plurality of Pentecostalism in Africa and hold in view the continent’s carrying on with denominational range. scholars and students will locate those topical reviews to be amazing in scope.
Contributors: Barbara M. Cooper, Harri Englund, Marja Hinfelaar, Nicholas Kamau-Goro,
Birgit Meyer, Michael Perry, Kweku Okyerefo, Damaris Parsitau, Ruth Prince,
James A. Pritchett, Ilana van Wyk
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Christianity and Public Culture in Africa (Cambridge Centre of African Studies) by Harri Englund