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Christianity, Identity, and Politics in Modern Africa

Christianity, Identity, and Politics in Modern African: World Christianities Michaelmas Term Module

Henry Martyn Centre: RID 19/2/9 Anglican church centenary celebrations, Boga, Zaire, 1996

The purpose of this module is to provide an orientation over the history of Arican Christianity from colonialism to the present through a critical discuss of the most important scholarly debates in the history of Christianity in Africa.  Student will be encouraged to develop their understanding of the complexities and variance of the colonial missionary engagement with Africa and the variety of Christian expressions this produced on the continent.  In addition, they will be enabled to navigate the interdisciplinary field of the study of Christianity in Africa through critical engagement with how Arican Christianity and African agency is represented in a variety of scholarly texts.