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Author Creary, Nicholas M.

Title Domesticating a religious import : the Jesuits and the inculturation of the Catholic Church in Zimbabwe, 1879-1980 / Nicholas M. Creary
Edition First edition
Published New York : Fordham University Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 339 pages)
Contents Introduction -- A Failed Mission, Contesting Colonial Rule, and Ecclesiastical Developments -- "The Struggle Approximated to the Heroic": African Catholic Women Becoming Nuns in Colonial Zimbabwe, 1922-1965 -- "The Most Important Work on the Mission": The Seminary of Saints John Fisher and Thomas More, 1919-1979 -- A "Do-Nothing" Organization? The Catholic Association, 1934-1974 -- Until Death Do Us Part? African Marriage Practices and the Catholic Church, 1890-1979 -- "Thou Shalt Not Take My Name in Vain": The Mwari Controversy, 1911-1961 -- Bread and Wine, Beer and Meat: The Kurova Guva Controversy -- Conclusion
Summary Ranging over the century after Jesuit missionaries first settled in what is now Zimbabwe, this title reveals two simultaneous and intersecting processes: the Africanization of the Catholic Church by African Christians and the discourse of inculturation promulgated by the Church
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Catholic Church -- Zimbabwe -- History -- 19th century.
Catholic Church -- Zimbabwe -- History -- 20th century.
Jesuits -- Missions -- Zimbabwe -- History -- 19th century.
Jesuits -- Missions -- Zimbabwe -- History -- 20th century.
Christianity and culture -- Zimbabwe -- History -- 19th century.
Christianity and culture -- Zimbabwe -- History -- 20th century.
Zimbabwe -- Church history -- 19th century.
Zimbabwe -- Church history -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Church history.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010039511
ISBN 0823233367 (electronic bk.)
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