Faith in Schools: Religion, Education, and American Evangelicals in East Africa

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Index
Africa Inland Mission (AIM), 46–49, 51, 137, 146
AIDS highway, 36
Althusser, Louis, 185, 187–188, 192
American foreign policy (see policy)
American hegemony, 129, 133, 146, 165, 169
American imperialism, 16–17, 27–28, 62, 151
American missionaries: Africans' views of, 51, 149, 151, 154–155, 167; anthropological training of, 86–87, 93; and self-reflection, 65–66; textbooks used by, 75–76, 78–86; and their views of East Africans, 42, 49, 132–133; use of
anthropology by, 17–18, 30, 46, 64, 65–71, 75–87, 92, 96, 135–136, 146–150. See also Christian witness: as mode of evangelizing
American philanthropy, 139, 172, 182
anthropology: and education, 11–16, 22–24, 30, 53, 58, 96, 156–158, 176, 181–192; history and foundations of, 5, 15, 72, 73–76; public interest, 72; and religion, 11–12, 22–24, 39, 73–75, 81–82; the teaching of, 65–73. See also American missionaries: use of anthropology by; Christian witness: and anthropology
Apocalypse (see time: end of days)
Appiah, Anthony, 61–62
artwork, students', 105, 109
Asad, Talal, 11–12, 73–76, 152–153, 188
audit culture, 71, 73, 76
autochthony, 132–133, 143–144
Basoga, 25–26, 77, 89, 205n16
baptism, 26, 27, 112, 113, 114, 137, 160, 164, 174
Bible, use of to teach English (see language)
Bible correspondence courses, 19, 53–55, 137
Bible study, 19–20, 160, 169, 174
biblical time (see time)
Bornstein, Erica, 189
Bourdieu, Pierre, 11, 60, 78, 115, 118–119, 159, 168, 185, 199n16, 203n8, 207n16
boys' initiation (Chagga), 124–125
bridewealth, 94, 111–112, 128, 134–135, 144
Bush, George W., 2, 121, 193–194
Bush, George W. H., 95
Cannell, Fenella, 81–82
Casanova, José, 53, 152, 186
Chagga: boys' initiation, 124–125; childhood lessons, 122–125; girls' initiation, 124–125; location of, 26; marriage, 111– 112, 128; and religion, 99, 125, 205n16
children: and Chagga lessons, 122–125; civic enculturation of, 168–169; English lessons for, 3–4, 6–9, 101–108; and missionaries' metaphors of church maturation, 84, 132–133; recruitment of, 10–11, 20–22, 120–122, 191
chira, 25, 146–147, 150
Christian colleges, 4–5, 7, 27, 30, 46, 57, 59–63, 135–136, 150
Christian family, 38–40, 53, 59, 68, 106, 109–110, 127, 134, 138, 157, 159, 170, 187
Christian media, 43, 45–46, 54–55, 57, 103, 168
Christian modernity, 69, 94, 176, 183
Christian witness: and anthropology, 5, 28, 75–76, 81–86, 95–96, 136, 181–184; and
church-state relations, 130, 176; defined, 4, 204n12; East African concepts of, 164–165, 176; as mode of evangelizing, 10–11, 57–58, 81, 104, 146, 158–159, 192; and secrecy, 125, 182. See also churchstate relations; Office of Faith-Based and
Community Initiatives
church growth, 46, 84, 137, 136–138, 139–143
church organization, 133–134, 144–145, 157–158
church ownership, 132, 142–145, 149–152, 175
“church planting,” 37

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • To Friends Here and There v
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Abbreviations xi
  • 1: Introduction: Schools of Faith 1
  • Part I - Preparation in the United States 33
  • 2: One Hundred Fifty Years of Mission Work 35
  • 3: Using Anthropology for Christian Witness 65
  • Part II - Evangelism in East Africa 97
  • 4: Teaching English in Tanzania 99
  • 5: Planting Church Schools in Kenya 132
  • 6: School-Community Partnerships in Uganda 154
  • Part III - Implications 179
  • 7: A New Anthropological Ethnography of Religion and Education 181
  • Epilogue 193
  • Reference Matter 197
  • Notes 199
  • References 209
  • Index 225
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