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Christianity, the papacy, and mission in Africa /
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Richard Gray ; edited with an introduction by Lamin Sanneh.
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Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, c2012.
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v, 197 p. : map ; 24 cm.
ISBN
9781570759864 (pbk.)

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Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, c2012.
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9781570759864 (pbk.)
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8664330
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 178-191) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Richard Gray, who died in 2005, was professor of African History at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, also serving on the Pontifical Committee of Historical Sciences. His many books include Black Christians and White Missionaries. Lamin Sanneh is D. Willis James Professor of Missions and World Christianity and Professor of History at Yale Divinity School. His books include Translating the Message and Disciples of All Nations.
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Richard Gray was a pioneer in the study of African history. In his last years he worked on a comprehensive study of the papacy and Africa. Originally he assumed that the critical initiatives in the implantation of Christianity in Africa came from within Catholic Europe or its missionaries. He soon discovered, however, that the initiatives came from African Christians. With Gray's final work left unfinished, Lamin Sanneh has assembled these published essays.
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Richard Gray was a pioneer in the study of African history. In his last years he worked on a comprehensive study of the papacy and Africa. Originally he assumed that the critical initiatives in the implantation of Christianity in Africa came from within Catholic Europe or its missionaries. He soon discovered, however, that the initiatives came from African Christians: from Ethiopia, from Kongo, from appeals to Rome by African Catholics, and finally from slaves of African origin from the New World who were protesting against the appalling discrepancy between Christian principles and the practice of slave traders and owners. With Gray's final work left unfinished, Lamin Sanneh has assembled these published essays. The result is an enduring contribution to the study of Africa, mission, and World Christianity. Book jacket.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Foresight in Hindsightp. 1
The African Origins of the Missio Antiquap. 27
A Kongo Princess, the Kongo Ambassadors, and the Papacyp. 48
Ingoli, the Collector of Portugal, the "Gran Gusto" of Urban VIII, and the Atlantic Slave Tradep. 64
The Papacy and Africa in the Seventeenth Centuryp. 73
Come Vero Prencipe Catolico: The Capuchins and the Rulers of Soyo in the Late Seventeenth Centuryp. 94
Christian Traces and a Franciscan Mission in the Central Sudan, 1700-1711p. 116
The Catholic Church and National States in Western Europe during the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries from a Perspective of Africap. 131
The Southern Sudanp. 141
Christianity, Colonialism, and Communications in Sub-Saharan Africap. 153
Popular Theologies in Africa: A Report on a Workshop on Small Christian Communities in Southern Africap. 164
Bengt Sundkler's African Encountersp. 171
Sourcesp. 177
Bibliographyp. 179
Indexp. 193
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