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 Old World Precedents and New World Directions: Trans-Atlantic Pillar

Lamin Sanneh

in Disciples of All Nations: Pillars of World Christianity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195189605
eISBN:
9780199868582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189605.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Synopsis: This chapter continues the preceding discussion about Europe's rising star in its maritime expansion, describing repression of Indians in the transplant New Spain and Brazil. Strains soon ... More


The Kongo, Warri, Mutapa, and the Portuguese

Adrian Hastings

in The Church in Africa, 1450-1950

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198263999
eISBN:
9780191600623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263996.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Covers the Christian crusades of the Portuguese in Africa in the fifteenth, sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. The section on the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries has subsections ... More


Equiano to Ntsikana: From the 1780s to the 1820s

Adrian Hastings

in The Church in Africa, 1450-1950

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198263999
eISBN:
9780191600623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263996.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Gives an account of the church and Christianity in Africa from the 1780s to the 1820s. The different sections cover Equiano, the leader of the London Africans, the slave trade, and Protestantism; ... More


Christian Life in the Age of Bishop Crowther

Adrian Hastings

in The Church in Africa, 1450-1950

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198263999
eISBN:
9780191600623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263996.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Bishop Samuel Crowther was the first African bishop ordained by the Church Missionary Society in 1943. This chapter discusses Christian life during this age. Aspects covered are ‘Black Europeans’ (a ... More


From Catholic Kingdom to the Heart of Darkness: The Fate of Kongo Christianity in the Nineteenth Century

CéCile Fromont

in Art of Conversion: Christian Visual Culture in the Kingdom of Kongo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618715
eISBN:
9781469618739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618739.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter describes the Kongo in the 19th century. The architecture, devotional paraphernalia, political regalia, and rituals that central African artists had created since the late 15th century ... More


Slave Kings and Black Brotherhoods in the Atlantic World

Jeroen Dewulf

in The Pinkster King and the King of Kongo: The Forgotten History of America's Dutch-Owned Slaves

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496808813
eISBN:
9781496808851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808813.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

The fourth chapter serves to demonstrate how African American Pinkster celebrations in North America can be traced back to performance traditions that had developed in the context of Afro-Catholic ... More


Sangamentos: Performing the Advent of Kongo Christianity

CéCile Fromont

in Art of Conversion: Christian Visual Culture in the Kingdom of Kongo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618715
eISBN:
9781469618739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618739.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on the sangamentos, a performance that gave rhythm to public life in the kingdom of Kongo. The Kongo sangamento evolved in form, nature, and purpose with the beginning of ... More


The Fabric of Power, Wealth, and Devotion: Clothing and Regalia of the Christian Kongo

CéCile Fromont

in Art of Conversion: Christian Visual Culture in the Kingdom of Kongo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618715
eISBN:
9781469618739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618739.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter describes Kongo Christian fashion. The Kongo elite expressed their status as Christian nobles and participants in the Atlantic world by combining local clothing with imported textiles. ... More


Negotiating Time and Space: Architecture, Rituals, and Power in the Christian Kongo

CéCile Fromont

in Art of Conversion: Christian Visual Culture in the Kingdom of Kongo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618715
eISBN:
9781469618739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618739.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter discusses buildings, monuments, and movable objects that created a distinct Kongo Christian landscape in west central Africa from the 16th to the 18th centuries. The Christian ... More


Introduction

CéCile Fromont

in Art of Conversion: Christian Visual Culture in the Kingdom of Kongo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618715
eISBN:
9781469618739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618739.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This introductory chapter presents textual, visual, and archeological evidence for the creation, use, and meaning of Christian visual forms in the Kongo between the 16th and 19th centuries. The ... More


Of Bociọ, Bo, Cakatú, Zonbi, Nkisi, and Pakèt Kongo

Toni Pressley-Sanon

in Istwa Across the Water: Haitian History, Memory, and the Cultural Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813054407
eISBN:
9780813053141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054407.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

“Of Bociọ, Bo, Cakatú, Zonbi, Nkisi, and Pakèt Kongos” discusses how the methods and means of socio-political control in the form of several cultural artifacts: bociọ, bo, and cakatú in Dahomey and ... More


African Spiritual Traditions in the Novels of Toni Morrison

K. Zauditu-Selassie

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033280
eISBN:
9780813039060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033280.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Toni Morrison herself has long urged for organic critical readings of her works. This book delves into African spiritual traditions, explaining the meanings of African cosmology and epistemology as ... More


Art of Conversion: Christian Visual Culture in the Kingdom of Kongo

Cécile Fromont

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618715
eISBN:
9781469618739
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618739.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

Between the 16th and the 19th centuries, the west central African kingdom of Kongo practiced Christianity, actively participating in the Atlantic world as an independent, cosmopolitan realm on a par ... More


Identity and Ideology: The Names Controversy

Sterling Stuckey

in Slave Culture: Nationalist Theory and the Foundations of Black America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199931675
eISBN:
9780199356027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931675.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Cultural History

This chapter looks at black identity and its evolution, and shows how the controversy over how African Americans defined themselves in the twentieth century had its roots in the slave condition of ... 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


Under the Sign of the Cross in the Kingdom of Kongo: Religious Conversion and Visual Correlation

CéCile Fromont

in Art of Conversion: Christian Visual Culture in the Kingdom of Kongo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618715
eISBN:
9781469618739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618739.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter talks about the cross as a central symbol in both Kongo and European religious belief. The cross as a symbol that allowed the two sides to determine the religious significance and ... More


Conclusion

CéCile Fromont

in Art of Conversion: Christian Visual Culture in the Kingdom of Kongo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618715
eISBN:
9781469618739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618739.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter summarizes the visual, cultural, and spiritual universe of Kongo Christianity, which had an impact beyond the confines of the central African kingdom. Its influences reached the American ... More


Portuguese Emigration to Africa

Malyn Newitt

in Emigration and the Sea: An Alternative History of Portugal and the Portuguese

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190263935
eISBN:
9780190492168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190263935.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Portuguese have emigrated to Africa since the fifteenth century. Through intermarriage with local women a caste of black “Portuguese” emerged who played an important role as intermediaries in West ... More


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