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Barbara M. Cooper looks closely 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 sustained fieldwork, personal interviews, and archival research, this vibrant, sensitive, compelling, and candid book gives a unique glimpse into an important dimension of religious life in Africa. Cooper's involvement in a violent religious riot provides a useful backdrop for introducing other themes and concerns such as Bible translation, medical outreach, public preaching, tensions between English-speaking and French-speaking missionaries, and the Christian mission's changing views of Islam.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Contents
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  1. acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. acronyms
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  1. Introduction: Fundamental Differences
  2. pp. 1-30
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  1. 1. Anatomy of a Riot
  2. pp. 31-60
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  1. 2. Love and Violence
  2. pp. 61-83
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  1. 3. From “Satan’s Masterpiece” to “The Social Problem of Islam”
  2. pp. 84-114
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  1. 4. A Hausa Spiritual Vernacular
  2. pp. 115-146
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  1. 5. African Agency and the Growth of the Church in the Maradi Region, 1927–1960
  2. pp. 147-182
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  1. 6. Disciplining the Christian: Defining Elderhood, Christian Marriage, and “God’s Work,” 1933–1955
  2. pp. 183-223
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  1. 7. “An Extremely Dangerous Suspect”: From Vichy-Era Travails to Postwar Triumph
  2. pp. 224-252
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  1. 8. Impasses in Vernacular Education, 1945–1995
  2. pp. 253-289
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  1. 9. Handmaid to the Gospel: SIM’s Medical Work in Niger,1944–1975
  2. pp. 290-328
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  1. 10. The Tree of Life: Regenerating and Gendering the Garden after the Fall, 1975–2000
  2. pp. 329-362
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  1. 11. C
  2. pp. 363-399
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  1. Epilogue: SIM’s Successors and the Pentecostal Explosion
  2. pp. 400-412
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  1. glossary
  2. pp. 413-414
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  1. notes
  2. pp. 415-434
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  1. works consulted
  2. pp. 435-454
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  1. index
  2. pp. 455-462
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253111920
Print ISBN
9780253347398
MARC Record
OCLC
162129560
Pages
480
Launched on MUSE
2011-07-21
Language
English
Open Access
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