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Title:The spiritual in the secular: missionaries and knowledge about Africa
Editors:Harries, PatrickISNI
Maxwell, DavidISNI
Series:Studies in the history of Christian missions
City of publisher:Grand Rapids, MI
ISBN:0802866344; 9780802866349
Geographic terms:Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic of)
anthropological research
conference papers (form)
Abstract:This collection of articles emerged out of a workshop entitled 'The secular and the spiritual: missionaries and knowledge about Africa' organized in Basel, Switzerland, on 30 November - 1 December 2007. The articles focus on 20th-century developments and some hitherto neglected careers of evangelicals and Pentecostals. Contributions: Natural science and 'Naturvölker': missionary entomology and botany (Patrick Harries); Missionary linguistics on the Gold Coast: wrestling with language (Erika Eichholzer); Of fetishism and totemism: missionary ethnology and academic social science in early twentieth-century Gabon (John Cinnamon); Missionary ethnographers and the history of anthropology: the case of G.T. Basden (Dmitri van den Bersselaar); From iconoclasm to preservation: W.F.P. Burton, missionary ethnography, and Belgian colonial science (David Maxwell); Dora Earthy's Mozambique research and the early years of professional anthropology in South Africa (Deborah Gaitskell); Ideology in missionary scholarly knowledge in Belgian Congo: Aequatoria, Centre de recherches africanistes; the Mission Station of Bamanya (RDC), 1937-2007 (Honoré Vinck); Christian medical discourse and praxis on the imperial frontier: explaining the popularity of missionary medicine in Mwinilunga District, Zambia, 1906-1935 (Walima T. Kalusa); Strange bedfellows: the International Missionary Council, the International African Institute, and research into African marriage and family (Natasha Erlank); Dorothea Lehmann and John V. Taylor: researching Church and society in late colonial Africa (John Stuart); Mission, clinic, and laboratory: curing leprosy in Nigeria, 1945-67 (John Manton). [ASC Leiden abstract]