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Religion, politics and cults in East Africa : God's warriors and Mary's saints

Author: Emmanuel K Twesigye
Publisher: New York : Peter Lang, ©2010.
Series: Bible & theology in Africa, v. 11; Bible and theology in Africa, v. 11.
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A study of the apocalyptic and doomsday Catholic Marian Movement and its Benedictine monastic moral and religious practices, including vows of poverty, celibacy, obedience, daily contemplation in  Read more...

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Twesigye, Emmanuel K., 1948-
Religion, politics, and cults in East Africa.
New York : Peter Lang, ©2010
(DLC) 2010009688
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Emmanuel K Twesigye
ISBN: 9781453901175 1453901175 1433109956 9781433109959 1433111128 9781433111129
OCLC Number: 774287531
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 262 pages).
Contents: TABLE OF CONTENTS; BIBLIOGRAPHY 251; INDEX 261; Acknowledgments xi; Preface xiii; Chapter One; AN INTRODUCTION: GOD'S WARRIORS, LIBERATIONMOVEMENTS & MARY'S MARTYRS 1; 1. Introduction 1; 2. The Marian Movement as God's Agency of Redemption: Exorcism, Therapy and Healing of the Wounded World 4; 3. Kanungu as God's New Chosen Center of Apocalyptic Revelation And Mary's Salvation in the World 8; 4. Problems of Field Data and Correct Interpretation 12; A. Problems of Secrecy, Codes of Silence and Tragedy 13; B. Problems of Dealing with Censorship and Cult-like Silence 17. 5. Treatment of Marian Ritual Murders as Christian Martyrdoms 226. The Church Fireas Christian Mass Martyrdoms, Atonements, And a Holy Path to Heaven 24; 7. African Culture, Politics and Objections to Exhume the Dead 30; 8. New Religious and Cultural Answers for the Marian Movement'sRitual and Self-Sacrificial Deaths 43; NOTES 45; Chapter Two; Chapter Two PROBLEMS OF AFRICAN CULTURES, FAITH & REASON IN RELIGION 51; 1. Divine Establishment of African Political Institutions and Theocracies 51. 2. Problems of Subjectivity and the Assignment of Cultural Or Religious Value to African Cultural Ideals and Practices 533. Perfection, Self-Sacrificial Death as Atonement 56; 4. Religious Evolution, Beliefs and Mythologization of Life 59; 5. Constitutional Freedoms of Religion and Religious Tragedy 67; 6. Economic Theory for the Marian Movement and Tragedies 70; 7. Mary's Catholic Moral Reform Movement's ParallelsTo the Anglican Balokole Movement in East Africa 74; NOTES 83; Chapter Three; CHURCH AUTHORITY, STATE POWER AND RESISTANCEMOVEMENTS 85; 1. Introduction 85. 2. Religion, Politics, Dissent and Persecution 913. Alice Lakwena's Holy Spirit Movement & Protest in Northern Uganda 105; 4. Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in Northern Uganda 116; 5. The Islamic Allied Democratic Forces(ADF) in Western Uganda 121; NOTES 129; Chapter Four; ANGLICAN HEGEMONY, CATHOLIC MARGINALIZATION AND PROTEST MOVEMENTS 133; 1. Systematic Catholic Marginalization 133; 2. Joseph Kibwetere and Keledonia Mwerinde Form A Marian Devotion Leadership Team 141; 3. The Blessed Virgin Mary Chooses Her New Agents of Redemption. 143. 4. The Movement's Membership and Catholic Religious Affiliation 1465. Escapism, Apocalyptic Religious Teachings and Tragedy 151; 6. Despair and Depression Led to the Marian Mass Murders And Martyrdoms 154; NOTES 158; Chapter Five; MARY'S APPARITIONS & CALL FOR MORALTRANSFORMATION OF THE CHURCH & WORLD 161; 1. Introduction 161; 2. Keledonia Mwerinde's Conversion, Changed Life And New Dress Code as a Nun 162; 3. Keledonia Mwerinde Appointed Male Leaders to Deal with Patriarchy 169; 4. Mwerinde Recruits Kibwetere Based on Marian Visions 180; NOTES 188; Chapter Six.
Series Title: Bible & theology in Africa, v. 11; Bible and theology in Africa, v. 11.
Responsibility: Emmanuel K. Twesigye.
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Emmanuel Twesigye returns home to Uganda to examine the rise of seemingly perplexing Christian communities, such as the Lord's Resistance Army, in which nearly a thousand adherents met with fiery Read more...

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