By Peter Pels
Christian missions in Africa are more often than not considered as a blatant instance of ethnocentrism. This stereotype in part exists as the daily interplay among missionaries and Africans has so infrequently been studied. This booklet indicates how Africans and missionaries co-produced a Catholic Church within the Uluguru mountains of jap Tanzania within the past due colonial interval, thereby adapting every one others' workouts within the fields of initiation, schooling, magic, and faith. It explores how the presence of the challenge led to a rift among non secular and worldly magic, and within the underdevelopment of the potential of Waluguru to regulate their very own practices of revelation.
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A Politics of Presence: Contacts Between Missionaries and Walugru in Late Colonial Tanganyika (Studies in Anthropology and History) by Peter Pels