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By Peter Pels

ISBN-10: 9057023040

ISBN-13: 9789057023040

Christian missions in Africa are usually considered as a blatant instance of ethnocentrism. This stereotype partially exists as the daily interplay among missionaries and Africans has so infrequently been studied. This e-book indicates how Africans and missionaries co-produced a Catholic Church within the Uluguru mountains of jap Tanzania within the overdue colonial interval, thereby adapting each one others' workouts within the fields of initiation, schooling, magic, and faith. It explores how the presence of the project led to a rift among non secular and worldly magic, and within the underdevelopment of the skill of Waluguru to regulate their very own practices of revelation.

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