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Church History. Part III

Church History. Part III

African Church History.

We will not engage on a history of the missionary movement in Africa but rather on a history of indigenous forms of Christianity – that is to say the forms of life inspired by Christianity that were accepted, adapted and spread by Africans.

ECTS Credits:

Professor: Philippe Denis

Table of content 

PART 1 Introduction to the history of Christianity in southern Africa

1. The padroādo era
2. Failed attempts and missionary breakthroughs
3. Colonialism and mission
4. Post-independence Christianity
5. Selected Bibliography

PART 2 ASPECTS OF SOUTHERN AFRICAN CHRISTIAN HISTORY

1. Early Portuguese missions in South-East Africa (16th-19th centuries)

2. Towards segregation: the Dutch reformed church and the native in the 19Th Century

3. A controversial bishop: John William Colenso

4. Beginnings of the Catholic Church in the Cape colony

5. The Christian Response to Apartheid in South Africa