The Resource African Christianity Rising, (electronic resource)

African Christianity Rising, (electronic resource)

Label
African Christianity Rising
Title
African Christianity Rising
Contributor
Distributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Christianity's explosive growth in Africa was totally unexpected at the dawn of independence from colonial rule and is part of a startling reversal in world history. Christianity is no longer the religion of the West. Over two-thirds of the world's Christians now live in the global South — with Africa growing the fastest.. With guidance from leading scholars, these films document the vitality and changing nature of Christianity in Africa. They explore the ways in which it is has become increasingly popular by becoming increasingly African — that is, by becoming rooted more authentically in local cultures. In Ghana and Zimbabwe, where we did our principal filming, we saw that this means emphasizing healing, for instance, or dancing as spiritual discipline, or addressing the multiplicity of spirits that are part and parcel of the world most Africans know.. We filmed stories that bring viewers into this world through the personal dramas of ordinary people wrestling with unmistakable, and at times gripping, human problems: a young Pentecostal woman struggling to overcome bitterness toward her mother, or a teenager wracked by poverty, depression and guilt, who has been persuaded by a traditional healer that hateful relatives have placed a curse on her life. Her Methodist pastor brings in the church's "prayer group" to pray against any spiritual powers that she, and they, suspect might be at work.. Such stories are illuminated by leading thinkers on the subject, like Archbishop Peter Sarpong of Ghana, a pioneer in introducing African cultures into Christian worship, and Kwame Bediako, one of Africa's leading theologians. Furthermore, filming characters on routine "missions" to North America points to the impact African Christianity is having in the West, at a time when African congregations are taking over old churches in Holland, Norway and Sweden, for example, and the ten largest churches in Britain are African.
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Documentary Educational Resources in 2013
Language note
In English
Runtime
150
Technique
live action
African Christianity Rising, (electronic resource)
Label
African Christianity Rising, (electronic resource)
Link
http://thomascranepl.kanopystreaming.com/node/169018
Publication
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  • In Process Record
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  • Film collection
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online resource
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carrier
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Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1169017
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Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (151 minutes):
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unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
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System control number
(OCoLC)956904506
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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