A Politics of Presence: Contacts Between Missionaries and by Peter Pels

By Peter Pels

Christian missions in Africa are typically seen as a blatant instance of ethnocentrism. This stereotype in part exists as the day by day interplay among missionaries and Africans has so infrequently been studied. This e-book exhibits how Africans and missionaries co-produced a Catholic Church within the Uluguru mountains of jap Tanzania within the overdue colonial interval, thereby adapting every one others' workouts within the fields of initiation, schooling, magic, and faith. It explores how the presence of the project ended in a rift among religious and worldly magic, and within the underdevelopment of the potential of Waluguru to regulate their very own practices of revelation.

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