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Johanna Agthe

RELIGION IN CONTEMPORARY EAST AFRICAN ART BY JOHANNA AGTHE (Museum für Völkerkunde, Frankfurt a.M.) This article describes three aspects of religious art in East Africa: firstly it examines the artists' personal attitude to and motivation by the Christian religion; secondly, it looks at

Beth Ann Williams

with church-related activities and come alive in conversations about religion and spirituality. I wanted to understand why women invested so heavily in Christian organizations, especially the Protestant, missionary-founded churches that have historically been a deeply patriarchal force in East African

Felicitas Becker and P. Wenzel Geissler

.indd iv JRA 37,1_Prelims.indd iv 2/2/07 1:35:00 PM 2/2/07 1:35:00 PM © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2007 DOI: 10.1163/157006607X166564 Journal of Religion in Afr ica 37 (2007) 1-15 www.brill.nl/jra INTRODUCTION Searching for Pathways in a Landscape of Death: Religion and AIDS in East Africa Felicitas

Jason Bruner

Balokole , transformations in domestic patterns, in the ways she cleaned and related to her family, were an inherent part of the Balokole life of salvation. She said gently but with certainty: ‘The testimony must begin in the home’. 1 The East African Revival required converts to give testimony of

Hatim Amiji

THE BOHRAS OF EAST AFRICA BY HATIM AMIJI (University of Massachusetts, Boston, U.S.A.) ' INTRODUCTION The Bohras are among the earliest Asian immigrants to East Africa and are found mainly in the larger urban areas as shopkeepers, land- lords, craftsmen, artisans and professionals. They belong

Kai Kresse

‘SWAHILI ENLIGHTENMENT’? EAST AFRICAN REFORMIST DISCOURSE AT THE TURNING POINT: THE EXAMPLE OF SHEIKH MUHAMMAD KASIM MAZRUI 1 by KAI KRESSE (University of St Andrews) ABSTRACT This article discusses Sheikh Muhammad Kasim Mazrui, an in uential yet largely ignored Ž gure within East African

Jocelyn Murray

A BIBLIOGRAPHY ON THE EAST AFRICAN REVIVAL MOVEMENT BY JOCELYN MURRAY (Department of Religious Studies University of Aberdeen, U.K.) . INTRODUCTION Remarkably little has found its way into print on this movement within the "mission-founded" churches of East Africa, which has now been in

A.K. Adatia and N.Q. King

SOME EAST AFRICAN FIRMANS OF H. H. AGA KHAN III BY A. K. ADATIA (University of Bristol, U.K.) AND N. Q. KING (University of California, Santa Cruz, U.S.A.) His Highness Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III, was Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims from 1885 to 1957. 1) He succeeded to the

Seyyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi and Noel Q. King

SOME EAST AFRICAN ITHNA-ASHERI JAMAATS (1840-1967) BY SEYYID SAEED AKHTAR RIZVI (Dar-es-Salaam) AND NOEL Q. KING (University of California, Santa Cruz, U.S.A.) In Persia and other parts of the Islamic World the Shi?a Ithna- casharïya are the predominant Muslim group. 1) In East Africa they are

N.A. Etherington

THE HISTORICAL SOCIOLOGY OF INDEPENDENT CHURCHES IN SOUTH EAST AFRICA BY N. A. ETHERINGTON (University of Adelaide, Australia) Three decades ago Bengt Sundkler produced the standard work on independent churches in South Africa. More refined work has since been done on similar movements