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Catholic theologians have developed the relatively new term inculturationto discuss the old problem of adapting the church universal to specific local cultures. Europeans needed a thousand years to inculturate Christianity from its Judaic roots. Africans' efforts to make the church their own followed a similar process but in less than a century. Until now, there has been no book-length examination of the Catholic church's pastoral mission in Zimbabwe or of African Christians' efforts to inculturate the church.Ranging over the century after Jesuit missionaries first settled in what is now Zimbabwe, this enlightening book reveals two simultaneous and intersecting processes: the Africanization of the Catholic Church by African Christians and the discourse of inculturation promulgated by the Church. With great attention to detail, it places the history of African Christianity within the broader context of the history of religion in Africa. This illuminating work will contribute to current debates about the Catholic Church in Zimbabwe and throughout Africa.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xviii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-21
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  1. 1 A Failed Mission, Contesting Colonial Rule, and Ecclesiastical Developments
  2. pp. 22-38
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  1. 2 ‘‘The Struggle Approximated to the Heroic’’: African Catholic Women Becoming Nunsin Colonial Zimbabwe, 1922–1965
  2. pp. 39-78
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  1. 3 ‘‘The Most Important Work on the Mission’’: The Seminary of Saints John Fisherand Thomas More, 1919–1979
  2. pp. 79-119
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  1. 4 A ‘‘Do-Nothing’’ Organization? The Catholic Association, 1934–1974
  2. pp. 120-169
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  1. 5 Until Death Do Us Part? African Marriage Practices and the Catholic Church, 1890–1979
  2. pp. 170-203
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  1. 6 ‘‘Thou Shalt Not Take My Name in Vain’’: The Mwari Controversy, 1911–1961
  2. pp. 204-221
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  1. 7 Bread and Wine, Beer and Meat: The Kurova Guva Controversy
  2. pp. 222-242
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 243-253
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  1. Images
  2. pp. G1-G17
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 255-310
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 311-312
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 313-328
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 329-340
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780823248803
Related ISBN
9780823233342
MARC Record
OCLC
726826638
Pages
280
Launched on MUSE
2012-07-18
Language
English
Open Access
No
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