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The Kongo, Warri, Mutapa, and the Portuguese

Adrian Hastings

in The Church in Africa, 1450-1950

Published in print March 1996 | ISBN: 9780198263999
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600623 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198263996.003.0003

Series: Oxford History of the Christian Church

 The Kongo, Warri, Mutapa, and the Portuguese

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Covers the Christian crusades of the Portuguese in Africa in the fifteenth, sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. The section on the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries has subsections discussing the ancient kingdom of Kongo and its initial evangelization; Benin and Mutapa; and Kongolese Catholicism under Afonso I and his immediate successors. The section on the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries has subsections discussing the Diocese of São Salvador and the Jesuits; the Mission of the Capuchins; the battle of Ambuila, Kimpa Vita, and the Antonian Movement; the Kongo Church in the eighteenth century; Angola, Sierra Leone, Warri (a small state of the Itsekiri people near Benin), and Mutapa; and the slave trade and its implications. The final section is an evaluation.

Keywords: Africa; Angola; Antonian Movement; Benin; Capuchins; Christianity; Church; history; Jesuits; Kongo; Mutapa; Portugal; São Salvador; Sierra Leone; slave trade; Warri

Chapter.  25385 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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