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Title:Translating the devil: an African appropriation of pietist protestantism: the case of the Peki Ewe in southeastern Ghana, 1847-1992
Author:Meyer, BirgitISNI
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:missionary history
Protestant churches
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Abstract:This thesis deals with the local appropriation of Christianity in an African context, that of the Peki Ewe of southeastern Ghana. It follows a line that leads from the activities of the first missionaries of the Norddeutsche Missionsgesellschaft (NMG) among the Ewe in 1847, through the establishment of the Ewe Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) and its formal independence from the mission in 1922, to the rise of independent churches after World War II and the secession of 'Agbelengor', the Lord's (Pentecostal) Church, from the mission church in 1959, ending with the present situation, where there are two conflicting EP Churches. The study is based on field research carried out in 1989 and 1991-1992.