Cover

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Title Page, Copyright

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Content

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pp. v-x

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Acknowledgment

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pp. xi-xii

In carrying out this project, I leaned heavily on several individuals, too many to enumerate and to whom I owe a great debt of gratitude. However, I must render my fervent thanks to the Brother Superior of the Marist District of West Africa, Rev. Brother Yao Sylvain kouassi Kan, FMS, who personally encouraged me to move on when fatigue and discouragement set in. ...

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Preface

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pp. xiii-xiv

Generally, missionary enterprise is rightly or wrongly associated with the colonial era, which ended in Cameroon as in most African countries in the 1960s. In fact, the Cameroon Baptist Convention (CBC) declared independence from the Cameroon Baptist Mission (CBM) in 1954, while the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon (PCC), ...

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Foreword

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pp. xv-xxi

Almost a century has gone by since the first band of Sacred Heart Missionaries from Germany ventured into the Kom highlands. It was a journey of faith, a faith founded on the theology of the time, which provided the zeal for these men to abandon family and country. They were men according to modern standards ill equipped for the Herculean task ahead of them. ...

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Chapter One: Introduction

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pp. 1-40

The third phase of Africa’s systematic evangelization began in the nineteenth century, a period marked by an extraordinary effort organized by the great apostles and promoters of the African mission. It was a period of rapid growth1. The nineteenth century witnessed unprecedented changes on a global scale, which hitherto had not been witnessed by humanity. ...

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Chapter Two: Missionary Theology

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pp. 41-70

All missionary expeditions in all epochs of human history have been driven by a specific missionary theology. From Pentecost to the missionary endeavours of the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries to the present day, the theological underpinnings of mission have played an important role in either undermining or propelling the missionary fervour. ...

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Chapter Three: Motives and Methods

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pp. 71-110

The history of humanity has known many major turning points which have encouraged missionary outreach, and the Church, guided by the spirit, has always responded to them with generosity and farsightedness1. One of these major turning points was colonisation of Cameroon by the Germans in 1884. ...

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Chapter Four: Present Day Challenges

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pp. 111-180

Besides colonialism, one of the themes that have received a bad press from prominent Cameroonian writers is Christianity. Significant numbers of writers have portrayed Christianity and specifically Catholicism in often derogatory and pejorative terms. Some novels present colonialism together with Christianity as a collapsing enterprise. ...

Selected Bibliography

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pp. 181-184