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Migration and Christian identity in Congo (DRC) [electronic resource] /
by Emma Wild-Wood.
imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008.
description
235 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9789004164642 (hardback : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008.
isbn
9789004164642 (hardback : alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Of roots and routes : an introduction -- "Their own church" : l'Eglise Anglicane du Congo, 1896-1960 -- Being at home in a new place : EAC growth through rural-urban migration -- Returning home to a strange land : EAC growth through trans-border migration -- Contesting unity and order : inter-church conflict -- Homeless and free for the gospel : revivalists in the EAC -- Weak vessels or church foundations? : women in the EAC -- "Young people, keep your faith" : youth, spirit, and contemporary Christian expression -- Migrant Anglican identity in Congo.
catalogue key
11668676
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-230) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Emma Wild Wood, PhD (2005), University of Edinburgh, is a tutor in the Cambridge Theological Federation. She taught for a number of years in Dr Congo and Uganda and has published several articles on African Christianity.
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Through oral history research in northeastern Congo, this book studies the migration of Anglicans and the subsequent reconfiguring of their Christian identity. It examines shifting ethnic, national, gender and generational expressions, the influence of tradition, contemporanity, local needs and international networks.
Description for Reader
Academic libraries and study centres focusing on Africa, global Christianity and Migration, also those with an interest in religious identity, the Great Lakes region and Anglicanism as a global phenomenon.
Main Description
Christianity and migration have greatly influenced society and culture of sub-Saharan Africa, yet their mutual impact is rarely studied. Through oral history research in north eastern Congo (DRC), this book studies the migration of Anglicans and the subsequent reconfiguring of their Christian identity. It engages with issues of religious contextualisation, revivalism and the rise of Pentecostalism. It examines shifting ethnic, national, gender and generational expressions, the influence of tradition, contemporanity, local needs and international networks to reveal mobile group identities developing through migration. Borrowing the metaphor of home from those interviewed, the book suggests in what ways religious affiliation aids a process of belonging. The result is an original exploration of important themes in an often neglected region of Africa.
Main Description
Through oral history research in Congo this book studies the reconfiguration of Christian identity during migration. It examines the intersection of contemporary influences upon group expressions of identity. It demonstrates how religious affiliation aids a sense of belonging.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations, Maps and Diagramsp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Abbreviationsp. xiii
Glossaryp. xv
A note on African names and languagep. xvii
Of Roots and Routes: An Introductionp. 1
"Their Own Church:" L' Eglise Anglicane du Congo, 1896-1960p. 20
Being at Home in a New Place: EAC Growth Through Rural-Urban Migrationp. 49
Returning Home to a Strange Land: EAC Growth Through Trans-border Migrationp. 80
Contesting Unity and Order: Inter-Church Conflictp. 111
Homeless and Free for the Gospel: Revivalists in the EACp. 127
Weak Vessels or Church Foundations? Women in the EACp. 144
"Young People, Keep Your Faith:" Youth, Spirit and Contemporary Christian Expressionp. 171
Migrant Anglican Identity in Congop. 203
Bibliographyp. 219
Indexp. 231
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