AFRO-CHRISTIAN SYNCRETISM IN THE KINGDOM OF KONGO*

@article{Thornton2013AFROCHRISTIANSI,
  title={AFRO-CHRISTIAN SYNCRETISM IN THE KINGDOM OF KONGO*},
  author={J. Thornton},
  journal={The Journal of African History},
  year={2013},
  volume={54},
  pages={53 - 77}
}
  • J. Thornton
  • Published 2013
  • History
  • The Journal of African History
Abstract This article examines the way in which Christianity and Kongo religion merged to produce a syncretic result. After showing that the Kongo church grew up under the supervision and direction of Kongo authorities rather than missionaries, it will track how local educational systems and linguistic transformations accommodated the differences between the two religious traditions. In Kongo, many activities associated with the traditional religion were attacked as witchcraft without assigning… Expand
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