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Historiography and ideology in the (mission) history of Christianity in Africa

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dc.contributor.author Duncan, Graham
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-10T09:06:37Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-10T09:06:37Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Duncan, G. 2005,'Historiography and ideology in the (mission) history of Christianity in Africa', Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae, Vol. XXXI, No. 1, pp. 51-69. en
dc.identifier.issn 1017-0499
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4317
dc.description Peer reviewed en
dc.description.abstract Writing history in the African context demands commitment; it must be contextual and integrally related to the mission of Christianity. This necessitates a reconsideration of historiography. The ‘old’ historiography was premised on the positive value accorded to missions and missionaries as well as a positive view of colonialism. The ‘new’ approach is eclectic and focuses on dispossessed communities. It predates the arrival of Western European civilisation and focuses on ‘black’ experience. All of this necessitates a consideration of ideology which has both positive and negative aspects. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Church History Society of Southern Africa en
dc.subject Christianity
dc.subject Ideology
dc.subject Historiography
dc.title Historiography and ideology in the (mission) history of Christianity in Africa en
dc.type Article en


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