By Peter Pels

Christian missions in Africa are ordinarily seen as a blatant instance of ethnocentrism. This stereotype partially exists as the day by day interplay among missionaries and Africans has so hardly been studied. This ebook exhibits how Africans and missionaries co-produced a Catholic Church within the Uluguru mountains of jap Tanzania within the overdue colonial interval, thereby adapting each one others' workouts within the fields of initiation, schooling, magic, and faith. It explores how the presence of the undertaking led to a rift among religious and worldly magic, and within the underdevelopment of the means of Waluguru to regulate their very own practices of revelation.

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