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Bembaland church : religious and social change in South Central Africa, 1891-1964

Author: Brian Garvey
Publisher: New York : E.J. Brill, 1994.
Series: Studies on religion in Africa, 8.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A history of the development of the Roman Catholic Church in Bembaland (North Eastern Zambia) from its missionary foundations in 1891 to the eve of national independence.

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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Garvey
ISBN: 9004099573 9789004099579
OCLC Number: 28963718
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral), 1974.
Description: vii, 217 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Bembaland and its Societies --
The Region and its Politics --
Customs and Religion --
Ch. 2. European Approaches to Bembaland --
The Portuguese --
The British --
Pioneer Missions on Lakes Malawi and Tanganyika --
Ch. 3. The White Father Missionaries --
Ch. 4. Church Foundations in Bembaland --
Settlement at Mambwe --
Transfer to Mpanda --
Penetrating the Bemba Heartland --
Ch. 5. Local Leaders and Religious Change --
The Concession at Chilubula --
The Mission and the Chiefs --
The Mission and Village Headmen --
Later Relationships between the Church and Traditional Rulers --
Ch. 6. The Processes of Conversion --
Missions and Converts --
Catechists and Local Church Leaders --
Bemba Catholicism --
Ch. 7. Social Change and Church Development --
War and the Social Background --
Mission Finance --
Expansion from the Catholic Zone --
Mission Resistance to African Religious Movements --
Ch. 8. Establishing the Structures of the Church --
An African Clergy --
Mission Education: Teachers and Catechists --
The Apostolate of Women and a Local Sisterhood --
Changes in the Lay Apostolate --
A New Role for the Clergy: Management and Support --
Ch. 9. The Challenges of Maturity --
Devotional Practice and the Schism of Emilio Mulolani --
The Reaction of the Bembaland Church to the Lumpa Movement of Alice Lenshina --
The Church and the Independence Movement --
Maps --
One: The Eastern Savannah and its Peoples --
Two: BSAC Posts and Catholic Parishes in Bembaland to 1924 --
Three: Roman Catholic Parishes in Bembaland to 1950 --
Appendix One: A Note on the Sources for the Study --
Appendix Two: Testimony of Mr. Michaeli Chisembele --
Appendix Three: Testimony of Mother Bernadetta Stuart.
Series Title: Studies on religion in Africa, 8.
Responsibility: by Brian Garvey.

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'...[a] valuable addition to the church history of Zambia.'Paul Gifford, Journal of African History, 1995.'... Bembaland Church is a welcome addition to the growing body of literature on the Catholic Read more...

 
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