Mission Station Christianity: Norwegian Missionaries in Colonial Natal and Zululand, Southern Africa 1850-1890 (Studies in Christian Mission)

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In Mission Station Christianity , Ingie Hovland presents an anthropological history of the Norwegian missionaries in nineteenth-century colonial Natal and Zululand (Southern Africa), focusing especially on how their mission station spaces influenced their daily Christianity, and vice versa.

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Ingie Hovland has a Ph.D. (2006) in Social Anthropology from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London. Her research interests include the anthropology of Christianity, gender and religion, and the history of Southern Africa.

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"She constructs a more convincing account than those offered by strict secularists such as Webb Keane, Joel Robbins or the Comaroffs who, while they may 'factor in' the theology, tend to underestimate the centrality of the fides sola to such projects... A valuable case study in the dynamics of cultural and personal transformation." Eve Bertelsen (Oxford) in the Journal of Ecclestiastical History 66.1

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