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The realm of the Word : language, gender, and Christianity in a Southern African kingdom

Author: Paul Stuart Landau
Publisher: Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann ; Cape Town : D. Philip ; London : J. Currey, ©1995.
Series: Social history of Africa.
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The Realm of the Word is the first study of mission Christianity in colonial southern Africa to treat religion and society as a coherent whole. While previous works have concentrated on the interaction between European missionaries and African Christians, Landau shifts the focus to African evangelists, schoolchildren, cattle barons, healers, miscreants, political rebels, and - most of all - Christian women. His text  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
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Landau, Paul Stuart, 1962-
Realm of the Word.
Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann ; Cape Town : D. Philip ; London : J. Currey, ©1995
(OCoLC)624472767
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Stuart Landau
ISBN: 0435089633 9780435089634 043508965X 9780435089658 0852556705 9780852556702 9780852556207 0852556209
OCLC Number: 31436171
Description: xxix, 249 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Human Beings, Language, and Religious Change --
1. Khama III and the Word of God --
2. Missionary Labors: The Struggle to Master the Church --
3. How the Meaning of Thuto Changed: Status, Literacy, Cattle, and Nationalism --
4. Women, Beer, and the Making of a New Community --
5. The Body of Christians: Medicine, Extraction, and Prayer --
6. The Way, the Truth, and the Light: How Christians Spread the Word --
7. Interference in Matters of Belief: Rape, Closed Spaces, and Colonial Complicity --
8. The Masters of the Cattle Are Absent: Citizenship, Identity, and Power in the Village --
9. A Realm of the Word: Conclusion and Epilogue.
Series Title: Social history of Africa.
Responsibility: Paul Stuart Landau.

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