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

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

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 228 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
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American Evangelicals have long considered Africa a welcoming place for joining faith with social action, but their work overseas is often ambivalently received. Even among East African Christians who share missionaries' religious beliefs, understandings vary over the promises and pitfalls of American Evangelical involvement in public life and schools. In this first-hand account, Amy Stambach examines missionary involvement in East Africa from the perspectives of both Americans and East Africans.While Evangelicals frame their work in terms of spreading Christianity, critics see it as destroying traditional culture. Challenging assumptions on both sides, this work reveals a complex and ever-evolving exchange between Christian college campuses in the U.S., where missionaries train, and schools in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. Providing real insight into the lives of school children in East Africa, this book charts a new course for understanding the goals on both sides and the global connections forged in the name of faith.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments                                    ix
Abbreviations xi
Introduction: Schools of Faith 1 (34)
Part I. Preparation in the United States
One Hundred Fifty Years of Mission Work 35 (30)
Using Anthropology for Christian Witness 65 (34)
Part II. Evangelism in East Africa
Teaching English in Tanzania 99 (33)
Planting Church Schools in Kenya 132(22)
School-Community Partnerships in Uganda 154(27)
Part III. Implications
A New Anthropological Ethnography of 181(12)
Religion and Education
Epilogue 193(6)
Notes 199(10)
References 209(16)
Index 225