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Title:Religious Revival in the Roman Catholic Church and the Autochthony-Allochthony Conflict in Cameroon
Author:Konings, PietISNI
Year:2003
Periodical:Africa: Journal of the International African Institute
Volume:73
Issue:1
Period:March
Pages:31-56
Language:English
Geographic term:Cameroon
Subjects:Catholic Church
Baptist Church
ethnic relations
Politics and Government
Religion and Witchcraft
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/3556872
Abstract:This article explores the reasons for, and the repercussions of, a virulent and protracted crisis in the South West Province of anglophone Cameroon during the 1990s caused by the emergence of a Pentecostalism-inspired revival movement within the Roman Catholic Church. The so-called Maranatha movement and main-line Catholicism were viewed by both parties as incompatible, almost leading to a schism within the Church. The originally internal Church dispute gradually became a particularly explosive issue in the region when the politics of belonging, fuelled by the government and the regional elite during political liberalization, became pervasive. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]
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