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Evangelical Christians in the Muslim sahel

Author: Barbara MacGowan Cooper
Publisher: Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, ©2006.
Series: African systems of thought.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
In this volume, Barbara Cooper focuses on the Sudan Interior Mission (SIM). Her work is as much an ethnography of Christian conversion and worship as it is a close look into Muslim practices and attitudes about others. She is a marvelous storyteller and her work is laced with personal stories and vibrant details.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cooper, Barbara MacGowan.
Evangelical Christians in the Muslim sahel.
Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005032590
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara MacGowan Cooper
ISBN: 9780253111920 0253111927 0253222338 9780253222336 9786612072796 6612072792
OCLC Number: 162129560
Language Note: English.
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2007 Herskovits Award.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 462 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction: fundamental differences --
Anatomy of a riot --
Love and violence --
From "Satan's masterpiece" to "the social problem of Islam" --
A Hausa spiritual vernacular --
African agency and the growth of the church in the Maradi Region, 1927-1960 --
Disciplining the Christian : defining elderhood, Christian marriage, and "God's work," 1933-1955 --
"An extremely dangerous suspect" : from Vichy-era travails to postwar triumph --
Impasses in vernacular education, 1945-1995 --
Handmaid to the gospel : SIM's medical work in Niger, 1944-1975 --
The tree of life : regenerating and gendering the garden after the fall, 1975-2000 --
Ca̧ bouge : Hausa Christian practice in a Muslim milieu --
Epilogue: SIM's successors and the Pentecostal explosion.
Series Title: African systems of thought.
Responsibility: Barbara M. Cooper.


Provides a look at the Sudan Interior Mission, an evangelical Christian mission that has taken a tenuous hold in a predominantly Hausa Muslim area on the southern fringe of Niger. Based on fieldwork,  Read more...


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"" - "Barbara Cooper has written an extremely rich book, which will appealto historians, anthropologists, religious scholars, and all others who appreciategood historiography." -Africa Today "[The Read more...

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