Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

Remembering and suffering: memory and shifting allegiances in the Angolan tokoist church

Blanes, Ruy Llera (2009) Remembering and suffering: memory and shifting allegiances in the Angolan tokoist church. Exchange: a Journal of Missiological and Ecumenical Research, 38 (2). pp. 161-181. ISSN 0166-2740

Full text not available from this repository.

Identification Number: 10.1163/157254309X425391

Abstract

In this article I offer a historical and ethnographic account of the Angolan 'Tokoist church'. I start by underlining the reasons behind its 'forgotten history' in terms of academic debates on African Christianity, and then discuss its place within the 'Congo prophet paradigm'. This historical approach opens ground for the discussion between the different doctrinal and ideological tensions (the place of Bakongo ethnicity and Angolan nationality) that motivated its particular institutional growth — tensions and conflicts that are still in play in the recent developments of the church in Angola. Finally, I will argue that the recent transformation of the church into a transnational venture turned out to be a strategy for the overcoming of those tensions.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.brill.nl/exch
Additional Information: © 2006 Brill
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
D History General and Old World > DT Africa
Sets: Departments > Anthropology
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2010 11:19
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2010 09:34
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/28388

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item