The Catholic Missionaries within and Beyond the Politics of Exclusivity in Colonial Malawi, 1901-1945 (Studies in the History of Missions v. 18)

The Catholic Missionaries within and Beyond the Politics of Exclusivity in Colonial Malawi, 1901-1945 (Studies in the History of Missions v. 18)

By: Stanslaus C. Muyebe (author)Hardback

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This study is a historical analysis of the efforts of the catholic missionaries known as the Montfort missionaries, in Malawi. It examines the political, psychological, inter-denominational and economic contexts, drawing on government records and accounts by early African converts to the Church.

Contents

Part 1 Introduction: the three characters of African church history - contextual, grassroot, missiological; three dimensions of African church history with the context of the case study on the Montfort missionaries; tenor of the case study on the Montfort missionaries. Part 2 The Catholic missionaries in a context of racial tensions and civil war (1914-1916): the anatomy of the British presence in Malawi; reality of economical deprivation and oppression of the African population; response of Catholic and Baptist missionaries; military response by Rev. Chilembwe; response of the Catholic missionaries to Chilembwe's militant nationalism; alliance between the colonial government and the Catholic missionaries. Part 3 The Catholic missionaries in the setting of inter-ethnic tensions in the Mulanje district (1925-1928): status of the Lomwe ethnic group in Malawi; anatomy of the ethnic tensions (psychological, economic, socio-political); Montfort ministry in context of the trifaceted ethnic harassment. Part 4 Catholic missionaries in the setting of inter-denominational tensions in the Mulanje district: conflicting definitions of spheres of missionary influence; controversy over the Catholic encroachment into Mulanje district; mutual smear campaign between the Catholic church and the Scottish Presbyterian church; easement of inter-denominational tensions. Part 5 Catholic missionaries in the context of the tensions between the colonial government and the church: village schools as a tool for evangeliztion and implantation of the church; government intervention into the field of native education in village schools; no secular education in village schools and no more new village schools; Catholic institute for the training of qualified teachers. Part 6 Catholic ministry in the context of cultural tensions: points of continuity and discontinuity between the Lomwe culture and the Catholic faith; points of tensions and exclusivity; references to cultural continuity and discontinuity in "Katolika Newsletter".

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  • ISBN13: 9780773479852
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 220
  • ID: 9780773479852
  • ISBN10: 0773479856

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