African Christianity: Its Public Role
Paul Gifford examines African Christianity in the mid-1990s against the back ground of the continent's current social, economic, and political circumstances. Gifford sheds light on the dynamics of African churches and churchgoers, and assesses their different contributions to political developments since 1989. He also evaluates the churches' role in promoting a civil society in Africa. Detailed analyses of the state of the churches in Ghana, Uganda, Zambia, and Cameroon suggest more general patterns operating widely across sub-Saharan Africa.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
activity Africa American Anglican Archbishop attempt attend authority become Bible bishops bodies called Cameroon Catholic Church centre charismatic Chiluba Christian civil claimed committee conference considerable considered constitution continued Council culture deliverance diocese economic effectively elections established Evangelical example Faith forces function funds Ghana give given Gospel groups important increase independence influence institutions International involvement issues Jesus leaders leadership letter mainline March meeting ministry Mirror Mission missionaries movement Namirembe noted organisations particular pastor Pentecostal political position President Press priests problem programme Protestant reason referred religion religious role seems seen sense significant social society South spirit structures success theology things thinking traditional Uganda United University West Western World Zambia