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Title:Africans meeting missionaries
Editors:Peterson, DerekISNI
Allman, Jean
Periodical:The Journal of Religious History (ISSN 0022-4227)
Geographic terms:Africa
East Africa
missionary history
conference papers (form)
External link:https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/14679809/1999/23/1
Abstract:This special issue of 'The Journal of Religious History' contains a selection of papers originally presented at the conference 'Africans meeting missionaries: rethinking colonial encounters', held at the University of Minnesota in May 1997. Until recently much of the scholarship on missions in Africa tended to reproduce early 18th and 19th-century images of the all-powerful missionary. African religious or political initiatives were seldom taken seriously. The papers in this volume give voice to and extend current debates surrounding the contested history (and future) of the missionary enterprise in Africa. Contributions: Introduction: new directions in the history of missions in Africa (Derek Peterson and Jean Allman); 'Religion' and Christian conversion in African history: a new model (Paul Landau); Translating the word: dialogism and debate in two Gikuyu dictionaries (Derek Peterson); Morality as identity: the missionary moral agenda in Buganda, 1877-1945 (Nakanyike B. Musisi); Mission boys, civilized men, and marriage: educated African men in the missions of Southern Rhodesia, 1920-1945 (Carol Summers); 'Child of the clan' or 'child of the priests': life stories of two Fipa Catholic sisters (Kathleen R. Smythe); 'And the bones come together': women's religious expectations in southern Africa, c. 1900-1945 (Barbara A. Moss).