African Studies

Midterm Questions:

What factors necessitated the formation of African Independent Churches? How were/are they different from the mainline churches?
What role did the idea of the devil play in the encounter between the Ewe and European Christian missionaries?
How did Europeans come to recognize and understand African religiosity in their encounter with black South Africans?
Noting examples, describe four mechanisms Christian missionaries adopted in their attempts to convert Africans to Christianity.
Describe three main ways through which religion and politics intersect in African societies. Illustrate them with at least one example each.
Briefly describe how Islam has shaped African societies.