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Christian Witness in the Public Sphere:: Some Lessons and Residual Challenges from the Recent Political History of Ghana

Kwame Bediako

in The Changing Face of Christianity: Africa, the West, and the World

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195177282
eISBN:
9780199835812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177282.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter describes the role of Christian churches, leaders and ideas in the democratization of Africa, with a focus on Ghana. The author argues first that African Christianity needs to be ... More


The Changing Face of Christianity:: The Cultural Impetus of a World Religion

Lamin Sanneh

in The Changing Face of Christianity: Africa, the West, and the World

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195177282
eISBN:
9780199835812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177282.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This essay provides the global context for the local studies that follow: the emergence of Christianity as a world religion, its rising prominence in the global south and east and its waning ... More


Johnson’s Reading, Beliefs, and Translation of A Voyage to Abyssinia

Wendy Laura Belcher

in Abyssinia's Samuel Johnson: Ethiopian Thought in the Making of an English Author

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199793211
eISBN:
9780199949700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793211.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, World Literature

Johnson was drawn to Voyage historique d'Abissinie, this chapter proposes, by its African Christianity. That is, translating it was a way of thinking about what it meant to be a Christian and how ... More


The Changing Face of Christianity: Africa, the West, and the World

Lamin Sanneh and Joel A. Carpenter (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195177282
eISBN:
9780199835812
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177282.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Featuring cases from contemporary Africa and the Caribbean and from the history of Christianity in Asia, this book examines the new forms of Christianity emerging from the global south and east. ... More


Christianity in Atlantic Africa before 1800

John W. Catron

in Embracing Protestantism: Black Identities in the Atlantic World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061634
eISBN:
9780813051086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061634.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Christianity’s influence among Atlantic Africans began as early as the fifteenth century, and endured as a largely indigenous movement over the following three hundred years. Discovering how they ... More


Crossing the Color Line: A Brief Historical Survey of Race Relations in American Evangelical Christianity

Joseph L. Thomas and Douglas A. Sweeney

in This Side of Heaven: Race, Ethnicity, and Christian Faith

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195310566
eISBN:
9780199851072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310566.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter offers an introductory and reflective history of American Evangelical Christianity as it wrestled with the issues of race and ethnicity. In particular, it examines the history of ... More


The Manufacture of Dissent: Reflexive Christian Traditions in a Global Setting

Graham A. Duncan

in The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume V: The Twentieth Century: Themes and Variations in a Global Context

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198702252
eISBN:
9780191838934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198702252.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter notes that increased pluralism, movement, and transnationalism have meant inevitable change for dissenting Protestantism. A result of experiential transculturality has been the rise of ... More


Domesticating a Religious Import: The Jesuits and the Inculturation of the Catholic Church in Zimbabwe, 1879-1980

Nicholas M. Creary

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233342
eISBN:
9780823241774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233342.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Catholic theologians have developed the relatively new term inculturation to discuss the old problem of adapting the church universal to specific local cultures. Europeans needed a thousand years to ... More


Fr. Moses Berry and the Order of St. Moses the Black

D. Oliver Herbel

in Turning to Tradition: Converts and the Making of an American Orthodox Church

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199324958
eISBN:
9780199353989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324958.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter surveys the conversion of Moses Berry and how his theological convictions remain prominent for members of the Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black. Berry sought out a Christianity that ... More


Introduction

Kerry Pimblott

in Faith in Black Power: Religion, Race, and Resistance in Cairo, Illinois

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168821
eISBN:
9780813169019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168821.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This introduction provides an outline of the book by discussing topics such as Black power and the Black church. Black freedom struggles in the borderland and the Black Power Movement in Cairo, ... More


The Young Abolitionist Orator

D. H. Dilbeck

in Frederick Douglass: America's Prophet

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469636184
eISBN:
9781469636191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636184.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes Douglass’s first years as a free man living in Massachusetts. It explains why Douglass had a difficult time remaining a member of any Christian church in the North. It also ... More


Religious Awakenings in Baltimore

D. H. Dilbeck

in Frederick Douglass: America's Prophet

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469636184
eISBN:
9781469636191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636184.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter covers Douglass’ early childhood years in Baltimore. It focuses especially on Douglass’s conversion to Christianity and his secretive effort to learn to read and write. The chapter ... More


The Peace of Tunis

Michael Lower

in The Tunis Crusade of 1270: A Mediterranean History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198744320
eISBN:
9780191805707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744320.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

By late August 1270, the Tunis Crusade was in the hands of Charles of Anjou, king of Sicily. A long‐running battle for Syria had been transposed, not only into a different region, but seemingly into ... More


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