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The church of women : gendered encounters between Maasai and missionaries

Author: Dorothy Louise Hodgson
Publisher: Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, ©2005.
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In Africa, why have so many more women converted to Christianity than men? What explains the appeal of Christianity to women? What does religious conversion mean for the negotiation of gender and ethnic identity? What role does religious conversion play as a tool for empowering women? In The Church of Women, Dorothy L. Hodgson looks at how gender has shaped the encounter between missionary priests and Maasai men and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Hodgson, Dorothy Louise.
Church of women.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2004022320
(OCoLC)56614218
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy Louise Hodgson
ISBN: 9780253111210 0253111218 142378958X 9781423789581
OCLC Number: 70701802
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 307 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: "Oh she who brings the rain" --
Men of the church --
Evangelizing "the Maasai" --
The church of women --
Being a man in the church of women --
Possessed by the Spirit --
Toward a Maasai Catholicism?
Responsibility: Dorothy L. Hodgson.

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Looks at how gender has shaped the encounter between missionary priests and Maasai men and women in Tanzania. The author explores the appeal of Catholicism among women in East Africa, the enmeshing  Read more...

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