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作者 Foster, Elizabeth Ann, 1976- author
書名 African Catholic : decolonization and the transformation of the Church / Elizabeth A. Foster
出版項 Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2019
國際標準書號 9780674987661
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 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  BX1675 F754 2018    在架上    30530001333590
說明 viii, 369 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
Makes original contributions to French history, African history, the history of Catholicism, and religious studies. The book approaches the history of late colonialism and decolonization in French sub-Saharan Africa from an entirely new political and cultural perspective, by examining it through the prism of religion. Drawing on a plethora of African and French voices, it brings to life a Franco-African Catholic world that had been forged by conquest, colonization, missions, and conversions, and still exists today. Its denizens were preoccupied with the future of France's African colonies, the place of Catholicism in Africa, and whether their personal loyalties should lie with the Vatican, France, or emerging African states. Many leading African intellectuals were Catholics, and the book shows that there was an important Catholic strand of the negritude movement, which has been completely ignored by scholars and impacted the church at the highest levels. This finding contributes to the book's new, striking story of Catholic reform at mid-century, showing how decolonization was a pivotal factor in the reorientation of the church at Vatican II.-- Provided by publisher
Introduction: Catholic conversations at the end of empire -- Postwar winds of change: church and state in French Africa -- A truly universal church: Alioune Diop and Catholic negritude -- Theologies of colonization: debating the legitimacy of empire -- Entirely Christian and entirely African: African Catholic students in postwar France -- Men of transition: African clergy in postwar French Africa -- Foe or friend? Catholics and Islam on the eve of independence in French Africa -- Slavery and charity: connecting French Catholics to Africa -- Conclusion: Decolonization and Vatican II
主題 Catholic Church -- Africa -- History
Catholic Church -- History -- 1965-
Decolonization -- Africa, French-speaking -- History
Decolonization -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- History
Christianity and culture -- Africa, French-speaking -- History
Christianity and culture -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- History
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