Angola and the Church

  • David Birmingham


This chapter, the most recently researched essay in this book, was presented in Portuguese to a congress hosted by the Angolan National Archives in the parliament building at Luanda in August 1997. The participants were not only old freedom fighters, seasoned politicians, administrators from the Ministry of Culture, and university academics, but also a new generation of young Angolan undergraduates. The paper attempts to encourage this rising generation of scholars to widen its range of social history to include the religious dimensions. A rich diversity of published and archival material spans 500 years of Angolan experience. This English-language version was published in the Neue Zeitschrift für Missionswissenschaft vol. 54, (Immensee,* 1998) Number 4.


Catholic Church Mission Activity Protestant Church Colonial Authority Mission Field 
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© David Birmingham 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Birmingham
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  1. 1.University of KentCanterburyUK

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