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African Catholic : decolonization and the transformation of the Church

Author: Elizabeth Ann Foster
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2019.
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This book examines 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 a 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 world that had been forged by  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Ann Foster
ISBN: 9780674239432 0674239431 9780674239449 067423944X 9780674239456 0674239458
OCLC Number: 1083120283
Awards: Winner of John Gilmary Shea Prize 2020 (United States)
Description: 1 online resource
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 France --
Men of transition : African clergy in postwar French Africa --
Foe or friend? Catholics and Islam on the eve of independence --
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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"A truly original exploration of African Christianity, and of Catholics' engagement with Africa, during the late colonial age and early era of independence. Foster reveals the fissures emerging among Read more...

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