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Evangelical Christians in the Muslim sahel

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c2006.
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Barbara M. Cooper looks closely at the Sudan Interior Mission, an evangelicalChristian mission that has taken a tenuous hold in a predominantly Hausa Muslim area on the southernfringe of Niger. Based on sustained fieldwork, personal interviews, and archival research, thisvibrant, sensitive, compelling, and candid book gives a unique glimpse into an important dimensionof religious life in Africa. Cooper’s involvement in a violent religious riot provides auseful backdrop for introducing other themes and concerns such as Bible translation, medicaloutreach, public preaching, tensions between English-speaking and French-speakingmissionaries, and the Christian mission’s changing views of Islam.

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table_of_contents Introduction: fundamental differences -- Anatomy of a riot -- Love and violence -- From "Satan's masterpiece" to "the social problem of Islam" -- A Hausa spiritual vernacular -- African agency and the growth of the church in the Maradi Region, 1927-1960 -- Disciplining the Christian : defining elderhood, Christian marriage, and "God's work," 1933-1955 -- "An extremely dangerous suspect" : from Vichy-era travails to postwar triumph -- Impasses in vernacular education, 1945-1995 -- Handmaid to the gospel : SIM's medical work in Niger, 1944-1975 -- The tree of life : regenerating and gendering the garden after the fall, 1975-2000 -- Ca ̧bouge : Hausa Christian practice in a Muslim milieu -- Epilogue: SIM's successors and the Pentecostal explosion.
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