Christianity and Public Culture in Africa (Cambridge Centre by Harri Englund

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 provide clean insights into the symbolic and useful limitations keeping apart the secular and the sacred, the non-public and the general public, and the liberal and the intolerant. serious cause and Christian convictions have mixed in fantastic methods whilst African Christians have engaged with very important public concerns akin to nationwide constitutions and gender kinfolk, and with literary imaginings and controversies over culture and HIV/AIDS.

The wide-ranging essays incorporated the following discover rural Africa and the continent’s significant towns, colonial and missionary legacies, and mass media photographs within the twenty-first century. additionally they display the range of Pentecostalism in Africa and spotlight the region’s notable denominational variety. students and scholars alike will locate those essays well timed and impressive.

The individuals exhibit 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 principles and photographs within the twenty-first century. in addition they display the plurality of Pentecostalism in Africa and preserve in view the continent’s carrying on with denominational variety. scholars and students will locate those topical stories 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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