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African Catholic

Decolonization and the Transformation of the Church

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$46.50 • £37.95 • €42.00

ISBN 9780674987661

Publication Date: 03/04/2019


384 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

15 photos, 2 maps, 2 tables


  • Map: French Africa
  • Map: Ecclesiastical Boundaries in French Africa
  • Introduction: Catholic Conversations at the End of Empire
  • 1. Postwar Winds of Change: Church and State in French Africa
  • 2. A Truly Universal Church: Alioune Diop and Catholic Negritude
  • 3. Theologies of Colonization: Debating the Legitimacy of Empire
  • 4. Entirely Christian and Entirely African: African Catholic Students in Postwar France
  • 5. Men of Transition: African Clergy in Postwar French Africa
  • 6. Foe or Friend? Catholics and Islam on the Eve of Independence in French Africa
  • 7. Slavery and Charity: Connecting French Catholics to Africa
  • Conclusion: Decolonization and Vatican II
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Archives and Key Periodicals
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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