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African Catholic : decolonization and the transformation of the Church

Author: Elizabeth Ann Foster
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Makes original contributions to French history, African history, the history of Catholicism, and religious studies. The book approaches the history of late colonialism and decolonization in French sub-Saharan Africa from an entirely new political and cultural perspective, by examining it through the prism of religion. Drawing on a plethora of African and French voices, it brings to life a Franco-African Catholic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Ann Foster
ISBN: 9780674987661 0674987667
OCLC Number: 1032671639
Description: viii, 369 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Catholic conversations at the end of empire --
Postwar winds of change: church and state in French Africa --
A truly universal church: Alioune Diop and Catholic negritude --
Theologies of colonization: debating the legitimacy of empire --
Entirely Christian and entirely African: African Catholic students in Postwar France --
Men of transition: African clergy in postwar French Africa --
Foe or friend? Catholics and Islam on the eve of independence in French Africa --
Slavery and charity: connecting French Catholics to Africa --
Conclusion: Decolonization and Vatican II.
Responsibility: Elizabeth A. Foster.

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Elizabeth Foster examines how French imperialists and the Africans they ruled imagined the religious future of sub-Saharan Africa in the years just before and after decolonization. The story  Read more...

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Foster's brilliant analysis is well informed and enlightened and always fair...A superb work.--John Buckley"Independent Catholic News" (08/17/2019) Foster is one of a small but growing number of Read more...

 
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