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Benedict the African

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — African Studies.

(1526–89),

Franciscan lay brother. He was born near Messina (Sicily) of black parents from Africa of servile status. At the age of eighteen he was freed, and earned his living as...

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Kikuyu

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies — Christianity.

The village in Kenya where a Missionary Conference of Anglicans, Presbyterians, and other Protestants was held in 1913. A federation of the constituent Churches was proposed.

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Samuel Ajayi Crowther

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies — Christianity.

1806–1891 First African Anglican bishop.

Samuel Ajayi Crowther was born into a Yoruba family in western Nigeria. Until his mid-teens, he was raised in traditional Yoruba society....

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Simon Kimbangu

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — African Studies.

(c.1889–1951),

Church founder. A member of the Baptist Church in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, he was baptized in 1915. After experiencing a visionary calling in Kinshasa,...

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Trevor Huddleston

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies — Christianity.

1913–1998 British Anglican priest renowned for his opposition to apartheid, the South African government's rigid policy (now abolished) of racial separation.

Trevor Huddleston was...

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William Wadé Harris

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — African Studies.

(c.1860–1929),

West African evangelist known as ‘Prophet Harris’. He belonged to the Glebo people of Liberia. Of Methodist background, he trained as a catechist in the (American)...

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