Religion, Colonization and Decolonization in Congo, 1885-1960/ Religion, colonisation et décolonisation au Congo, 1885-1960

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Titre Religion, Colonization and Decolonization in Congo, 1885-1960/ Religion, colonisation et décolonisation au Congo, 1885-1960
Type de publication Livre
Langue principale de la publication anglais
Année de publication 2020
Editeur scientifique Vincent VIAENE
Bram CLEYS
Jan DE MAEYER
Nom de la collection KADOC Studies on Religion, Culture and Society
Numéro dans la collection 22
Nombre de pages 336
Éditeur Leuven University Press
Ville Leuven = Louvain
Genre recueil d'études
Pays d'édition Belgique
ISBN 9789462701427
Résumé/Présentation "A comprehensive history of the interaction between religion and colonization [...] The authors outline the institutional political framework, and focus on the challenge that old and new forms of slavery entailed for the missions. The atrocities committed at the time of the Congo Free State became an existential question for young Christian communities. In the Belgian Congo after 1908, more structural forms of colonial violence remained a key issue marking religious experiences. And yet, religion also acted as a bridge. The authors emphasize the role intermediaries such as catechists or medical assistants played in the African “appropriation” of Christianity. They examine the complex interaction with indigenous religious beliefs and practices, and zoom in on the part religions played in the independence movement, as well as on their reaction to independence itself. Coming at a moment when Belgium confronts its colonial past, this volume provides a timely reassessment of religion as a key factor."
Référence complète Religion, Colonization and Decolonization in Congo, 1885-1960. Religion, colonisation et décolonisation au Congo, 1885-1960. Edited by Vincent Viaene, Bram Cleys & Jan De Maeyer. Leuven : Leuven University Press, KADOC Studies on Religion, Culture and Society 22, 2020, 336 p.