Login

Miettinen, Kari

On the Way to Whiteness Christianization, Conflict and Change in Colonial Ovamboland, 1910-1965

Miettinen, Kari - On the Way to Whiteness Christianization, Conflict and Change in Colonial Ovamboland, 1910-1965, ebook

32,70€

Ebook, Watermarked PDF
ISBN: 951-746-773-7

The spread of the Christian faith is often said to have marked the greatest change in twentieth-century Africa. Kari Miettinen’s dissertation analyses the processes of this change in Ovamboland of northern Namibia, where it was initiated and guided by the Finnish missionaries. By using socio-historical approach this research presents an interesting analysis, which suggests that conversion to Christianity was often a multi-causal chain of events where the primary motives of the converts often were quite practical. The study brings out new information concerning the relationship between the Ovambo and the Finnish missionaries, and by so doing also particularizes or corrects some of the earlier views on the social and cultural effects of Ovambo christianization

Keywords: aate-ja oppihistoria, kulttuurintutkimus

Author(s)
Publisher
SKS – Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura
Publication year
2005
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
BH 92
Page amount
370 pages
Category
History
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
951-746-773-7
Printed ISBN
951-746-694-3

Similar titles