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Church, School, and State in the Age of Bishop Kiwanuka

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/10.1093/0198263996.003.0012

Series: Oxford History of the Christian Church

 Church, School, and State in the Age of Bishop Kiwanuka

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Bishop Joseph Kiwanuka was the first Catholic African bishop of modern times; he was consecrated by Pope Pius XII in Rome in 1939, and worked in Uganda. The chapter discusses the Church, school, and state in Africa at the time of his mission. The chapter is in two main sections, ‘The state and the missionary’, and ‘The character of Christian community’. The first section discusses the 1920s and education; the Second World War and the triumph of nationalisms’; Protestant missionary priorities in the Oldham Era (J. H. Oldham was the secretary of the Edinburgh Missionary Conference, and then of the International Missionary Council, which came into existence after the war); the Catholic breakthrough; and the missionary of the 1950s. The second section discusses Catholic Masaka (a province of Buganda); conversion, community, and catechist; dreams and their role in conversion; Church and society; associational religion; and the transfer of leadership from the missionary to the African.

Keywords: Africa; associational religion; Buganda; Catholicism; Christianity; Church; conversion; dreams; history; leadership; missionaries; nationalism

Chapter.  29173 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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