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The Church in Africa, 1450-1950

Adrian Hastings


This is the first major volume to chart the historical development and character of the whole Christian Church in Africa. Christianity provided the constitutive identity of historic Ethiopia from long before the fifteenth century, and from the nineteenth century it entered decisively into the life and culture of an increasing number of other African peoples. In the course of the twentieth century, African Christians have become a major part of the world church, and arguably, modern African history as a whole is not intelligible without its powerful Christian element. This book links together E ... More

Keywords: Africa, Christian Church, Christianity, Church, colonialism, Ethiopia, Ethiopian Orthodoxy, history, Islam, Protestantism, Roman Catholicism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198263999
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198263996.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adrian Hastings, author
University of Leeds