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Igbo Culture and the Christian Missions 1857-1957

Conversion in Theory and Practice


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Igbo Culture and the Christian Missions 1857-1957 by Augustine S.O. Okwu
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This book explores the strategies and methods of the Protestant and Roman Catholic missionaries in Igboland and Igbo response during the mid-nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries. Using oral traditions, primary sources, and the author's life experience as a Christian convert and missionary, the text examines the missions' programs, missteps, and impact.

Author Biography

Augustine S.O. Okwu, earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University. He is a former Nigerian-Biafran ambassador and an emeritus professor of history at the State University of New York; director of Africana studies and professor of African history, Bloomfield College New Jersey; and director of the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury, Connecticut. He was a co-worker of the Roman Catholic missionaries in Igboland. He has published several articles in learned journals in Europe and the United States of America.
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November 9th, 2009
Country of Publication
United States
University Press of America
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