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The Church in Africa, 1450-1950$
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Adrian Hastings

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780198263999

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198263996.001.0001

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The Kongo, Warri, Mutapa, and the Portuguese

The Kongo, Warri, Mutapa, and the Portuguese

(p.71) 3 The Kongo, Warri, Mutapa, and the Portuguese
The Church in Africa, 1450-1950

Adrian Hastings

Oxford University Press

Covers the Christian crusades of the Portuguese in Africa in the fifteenth, sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. The section on the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries has subsections discussing the ancient kingdom of Kongo and its initial evangelization; Benin and Mutapa; and Kongolese Catholicism under Afonso I and his immediate successors. The section on the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries has subsections discussing the Diocese of São Salvador and the Jesuits; the Mission of the Capuchins; the battle of Ambuila, Kimpa Vita, and the Antonian Movement; the Kongo Church in the eighteenth century; Angola, Sierra Leone, Warri (a small state of the Itsekiri people near Benin), and Mutapa; and the slave trade and its implications. The final section is an evaluation.

Keywords:   Africa, Angola, Antonian Movement, Benin, Capuchins, Christianity, Church, history, Jesuits, Kongo, Mutapa, Portugal, São Salvador, Sierra Leone, slave trade, Warri

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