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The Resource A history of Christianity in Africa : from antiquity to the present, Elizabeth Isichei

A history of Christianity in Africa : from antiquity to the present, Elizabeth Isichei

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A history of Christianity in Africa : from antiquity to the present
Title
A history of Christianity in Africa
Title remainder
from antiquity to the present
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Isichei
Title variation
Christianity in Africa
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A History of Christianity in Africa examines the origins and development of Christianity in Africa from the early story of Egyptian Christianity to the spectacular growth, vitality, and diversity of the churches in Africa today." "Isichei opens with the brilliance of Christianity in Africa in antiquity and shows how Christian Egypt and North Africa produced some of the most influential intellects of the time. She then discusses the churches founded in the wake of early contacts with Europe, from the late fifteenth century on, and the unbroken Christian witness of Coptic Egypt and of Ethiopia. Isichei also examines the different types of Christianity in modern Africa and shows how social factors have influenced its development and expression." "With the explosive growth of Christianity now taking place in Africa - 393 million adherents projected by the year 2000 - and the increasingly recognized significance of African Christianity, this much-needed book fills the void in scholarly works on the continent's Christian past, also foreshadowing Christian Africa's influential future."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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Isichei, Elizabeth Allo
Dewey number
276
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Thomas Leiper Kane Collection (Library of Congress. Hebraic Section)
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  • Christianity
  • Christianity
  • Africa
  • Africa
Label
A history of Christianity in Africa : from antiquity to the present, Elizabeth Isichei
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 354-413) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
North African Christianity in antiquity -- The churches of the middle years, c. 1500 to c. 1800 -- Mission renewed -- Southern Africa to c. 1900 -- East and east central Africa to c. 1900 -- West Africa to c. 1900 -- West central Africa -- Northern Africa -- East and east central Africa c.1900 to c. 1960 -- West Africa c. 1900 to c. 1960 -- South Africa and its neighbors since 1900 -- Independent black Africa since 1960: church, state, and society
Control code
ocm31708119
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 420 pages
Isbn
9780865434424
Lccn
94046617
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
A history of Christianity in Africa : from antiquity to the present, Elizabeth Isichei
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 354-413) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
North African Christianity in antiquity -- The churches of the middle years, c. 1500 to c. 1800 -- Mission renewed -- Southern Africa to c. 1900 -- East and east central Africa to c. 1900 -- West Africa to c. 1900 -- West central Africa -- Northern Africa -- East and east central Africa c.1900 to c. 1960 -- West Africa c. 1900 to c. 1960 -- South Africa and its neighbors since 1900 -- Independent black Africa since 1960: church, state, and society
Control code
ocm31708119
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 420 pages
Isbn
9780865434424
Lccn
94046617
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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