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By Bengt Sundkler

The overdue Bengt Sundkler, missionary, bishop, and educational, pioneered the learn of self sustaining church buildings in Africa. during this magisterial paintings, he studies the complete historical past of the improvement of Christianity in all areas of the continent. unlike the normal concentrate on the missionary company, Professor Sundkler areas the African converts on the centre of the examine. African Christians, regularly drawn from the margins of society, reinterpreted the Christian message, proselytised, ruled neighborhood congregations, and organised self reliant church buildings. Emphasising African projects within the technique of Christianisation, he argues that its improvement was once formed by way of African kings and courts, the historical past of labour migration, and native reports of colonisation. This long-awaited e-book turns into the normal reference on African Christian church buildings.

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