Conversion and Jesuit Schooling in Zambia

Conversion and Jesuit Schooling in Zambia

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This book contains a grassroots history of schooling as an instrument of Catholic conversion at a Jesuit mission in southern Zambia over a 75 year period. It provides a threefold division of the history dealing with initial cultural contact of the missionaries with the local Tonga. It then outlines the mission's role during Zambia's pre-independence and its possible links to nationalism. The work finally identifies the challenge of being a denominational school in post-independence Zambia.This eraa#39;s conversions seems to have followed the earlier pattern of baptizing school children, many of whom entered ... In some respects, the people deserved better service, but no service might have been available if Canisius or Charles Lwanga Colleges did not exist. ... Chikuni Jesuits opted primarily to create a Zambian Catholic Church not entirely at the expense of, but perhaps at significant cost to, anbsp;...

Title:Conversion and Jesuit Schooling in Zambia
Author:Brendan Patrick Carmody
Publisher:BRILL - 1992-01-01


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