Evangelical Christians in the Muslim Sahel Paperback / softback
Barbara M. Cooper looks closely at the Sudan Interior Mission, an evangelical Christian mission that has taken a tenuous hold in a predominantly Hausa Muslim area on the southern fringe of Niger.
Based on sustained fieldwork, personal interviews, and archival research, this vibrant, sensitive, compelling, and candid book gives a unique glimpse into an important dimension of religious life in Africa.
Cooper's involvement in a violent religious riot provides a useful backdrop for introducing other themes and concerns such as Bible translation, medical outreach, public preaching, tensions between English-speaking and French-speaking missionaries, and the Christian mission's changing views of Islam.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 480 pages
- Publisher: Indiana University Press
- Publication Date: 05/03/2010
- Category: Comparative religion
- ISBN: 9780253222336