Igbo Culture and the Christian Missions 1857-1957: Conversion in Theory and Practice

Igbo Culture and the Christian Missions 1857-1957: Conversion in Theory and Practice

By: Augustine S.O. Okwu (author)Paperback

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This book explores the strategies and methods of the Protestant and Roman Catholic missionaries in Igboland and Igbo response during the mid-nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries. Using oral traditions, primary sources, and the author's life experience as a Christian convert and missionary, the text examines the missions' programs, missteps, and impact.

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Augustine S.O. Okwu, earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University. He is a former Nigerian-Biafran ambassador and an emeritus professor of history at the State University of New York; director of Africana studies and professor of African history, Bloomfield College New Jersey; and director of the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury, Connecticut. He was a co-worker of the Roman Catholic missionaries in Igboland. He has published several articles in learned journals in Europe and the United States of America.


Chapter 1 List of Maps and Tables Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Abbreviations Chapter 4 1. Igboland and the Origin of the Igbo Chapter 5 2. Immediate Post-Slave Trade Period 1808-1849 Chapter 6 3. Foreign Prisoners in Igboland 1800-1886 Chapter 7 4. Attack on Igbo Culture 1885-1899 Chapter 8 5. Missionaries and Chapel-School Apostolacy Chapter 9 6. Catechist-Teachers and Evangelization Chapter 10 7. Sisters, Women-Education and Social Services Chapter 11 8. Spiritans' Crisis Chapter 12 9. Owerri Diocese and Secondary School Apostolacy 1948 Chapter 13 10. Epilogue: Postscript Chapter 14 Sources and Bibliography Chapter 15 Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 09/11/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780761848851
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 348
  • ID: 9780761848851
  • weight: 513
  • ISBN10: 0761848851

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