Literature Database on Gender in Subsahara Africa

Literature on Religion - Christianity

Africa OverviewAngolaBenin
BotswanaBurkina FasoBurundi
CameroonCentral African RepublicChad
D.R. Congo / ZaireDjiboutiEquatorial Guinea
EritreaEthiopiaGabon
GambiaGhanaGuinea
Guinea BisseauIvory CoastKenya
LesothoLiberiaMadagascar
MalawiMaliMauritius
MozambiqueNamibiaNiger
NigeriaRwandaSenegal
Sierra LeoneSomaliaSouth Africa
South SudanSudanSwaziland / Eswatini
TanzaniaThe CongoTogo
UgandaZambiaZimbabwe

Africa Overview

Achebe, Nwando / Robertson, Claire (ed.) (2019): Holding the world together, African women in changing perspective, University of Wisconsin Press, Madison. [11595]

Addai-Mensah, Peter (2009): Mission, communication and relationship, A Roman catholic response to the crisis of male youth in Africa, Peter Lang Verlag, Frankfurt a.M. [7600]

Bowie, F. / Kirkwood, D. et al. (eds.) (1993): Women missions, Past and present, Anthropological and historical perceptions, Berg Publishers, Oxford. [7601]

Chitando, Ezra (2005): Complex circles, Historiography of African Christian women’s organizations, in: Journal of Religion in Africa, vol. 35, no. 2, pp. 232-238. [7602]

Chitando, Ezra / van Klinken, Adriaan (eds.) (2016): Christianity and controversies over homosexuality in contemporary Africa, Routledge, London. [7603]

Crumbley, Deidre Helen (2003): Patriarchies, prophets, and procreation, Sources of gender pratices in three African churches, in: Africa, vol. 73, pp. 584-605. [7604]

Diduk, Susan (2001): Women and religious movements in Sub-Saharan Africa, in: Glazier, S. (ed.): Encyclopedia of African and African American religions, Routledge, London, pp. 375-391. [7605]

Hillmann, C.S.S.P. (1975): Polygyamy reconsidered, African plural marriages and the Christian churches, New York. [7606]

Jules-Rosette, Benetta (1985): Cultural ambicalences and ceremonial leadership: The role of women in Africa’s new religions, in: John, C.B. / Webster, Ellen Low (eds.): The church and women in the third world, Philadelphia, Westminster Press, pp. 88-104. [7607]

Jules-Rosette, Benetta (1987): Privilege without power: Women in African cults and churches, in: Terborg-Penn, rosalynn / harley, Sharon / Rushing, Andrea (eds.): Women and the African diaspora, Washington, Howard University Press, pp. 99-119. [7608]

Jules-Rosette, Benetta (ed.) (1979): The new religions of Africa, Norwood. [7609]

Kaunda, Chamnah (ed.) (2020): Gender, sexualities and spiritualities in African pentecostalism, ‘Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit’, Palgrave MacMillan, London. [7610]

Le Roux, Elizabeth / Ndela, Mildred (eds.) (2006): Gender, literature and religion in Africa, CODESRIA Books, Dakar. [7611]

Ngunjiri, Faith Wambura (2010): Women’s spiritual leadership in Africa, Tempered radicals and critical servants, State University of New York Press, New York. [7612]

Oduyoye, Mercy Amba (2001): Introducing African women’s theology, Sheffield Academic Press, Sheffield. [7614]

Pemberton, Carrie (2003): Circle thinking, African women theologians in dialogue with the West, Studies of Religion in Africa, no. 25, Brill Publishers, Leiden. [7613]

Robins, Catherine (1979): Convention, life crisis, and stability among women in the East African revival, in. Jules-Rosette, Benetta (ed.): New religion of Africa, Ablex Publishing, Norwood, pp. 185-202. [7615]

Sackey, Brigid (2006): New directions in gender and religion, The changing status of women in African independent churches, Lexington Books, Lanham. [7616]

Semple, Rhonda (2008): Missionary manhood, Professionalism, belief and masculinity in the nineteenth-century British imperial field, in: Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 397-415. [7617]


Angola

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Benin

Falen, Douglas (2008): Polygyny and Christian marriage in Africa, The case of Benin, in: African Studies Review, vol. 51, no. 2, pp. 51-75. [7618]


Botswana

Landau, Paul (1991): Preacher chief and prophetess: Moruti Seakgano in the Ngwato kingdom, East-Central Botswana, in: Journal of Southern African Studies, vol. 17, pp. 1-22. [7619]

Landau, Paul (1995): The realm of the world - Language, gender and christianity in a Southern African kingdom, London. [7620]

Mafela, Lily (1994): Domesticity: The basis for missionary education of Batswana women to the end of the 19th century, in: Botswana Notes and Records, vol. 26, pp. 87-93. [7621]

Mgadla, Part (1997): Missionary wives, women and education: The development of literacy among the Batswana, 1840-1937, in: Pula: Botswana Journal of African Studies, vol. 11, no.1, pp. 70-81. [7622]


Burkina Faso

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Burundi

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Cameroon

Bowie, Fiona (1994): The elusive christian family: Missionary attempts to define women’s roles, Case studies from Cameroon, in: Bowie, Fiona / Kirkwood, Deborah / Ardener, Shirley (eds.): Women and missions: Past and present, Anthropological and historical perceptions, Berg Publishers, Oxford, pp. 145-164. [7623]

Kosack, Godula (1995): Christianisierung – ein Schritt zur Emanzipation? Die Bedeutung der Religion für die Mafa-Frauen, Nordkamerun, in: Anthropos, 90, 1/3, pp. 206-217. [7624]

Mainimo, Wirba (2002): Black female writers' perspective on religion: Alice Walker and Calixthe Beyala, in: Journal of Third World Studies, vol. 19, pp. 117-136. [7625]

Notermans, Catrien (2002): True christianity without dialogue, Women and polygyny debate in Cameroon, in: Anthropos, vol. 97, no. 2, pp. 341-354. [7626]


Central African Republic

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Chad

no entries to this combination of country and topic


D.R. Congo / Zaire

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Djibouti

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Equatorial Guinea

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Eritrea

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Ethiopia

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Gabon

Rich, Jeremy (2006): My matrimonial bureau, Masculine concerns and Presbyterian mission evangelizsation in the Gabon Estuary, ca. 1900-1915, in: Journal of Religion in Africa, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 200-223. [7627]


Gambia

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Ghana

Allman, Jean (1994): Making mothers: Missionaries, medical officers and women's work in Colonial Asante, 1925-1945, in: History Workshop Journal, vol. 38, pp. 23-47. [7628]

Behrends, Andrea (2002): ‘Popminga’ – ‘The proper Dagara women’, An encounter between Christian thought and Dagara concepts, in: Journal of Religion in Africa, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 231-251. [7629]

Breitenbach, Paul (1979): The women on the beach and the men in the bush: Leadership and adepthood in the Tweleve Apostle Movement in Ghana, in: Jules-Rosette, Benetta (ed.): The new religions of Africa, Noorwood, pp. 99-125. [7630]

Dijk, Rijk van (2004): Negotiating marriage: questions of morality and legitimacy in the Ghanaian Pentecostal diaspora, in: Journal of Religion in Africa, vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 438-467. [7631]

Gilbert, Michelle (1993): The Cimmerian darkness of intrique: Queen Mothers christianity and truth in Akuapem history, in: Journal of Religion in Africa, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 2-43. [7632]

Meyer, Birgit (1992): `If you are a devil you are a witch and if you are a witch you are a devil': The integration of `pagan' ideas into the conceptual universe of Ewe christians in Southeastern Ghana, in: Journal of Religion in Africa, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 98-132. [7633]

Miescher, Stephan (2005): `Called to work for the kingdom of god': The challenges of Presbyterian masculinities in colonial Ghana, in: Cornwall, Andrea (ed.): Readings in gender in Africa, James Currey, Oxford, pp. 187-195. [7634]

Miescher, Stephan (2007): From Pato to Parlor. Domesticity, masculinity, religious space, and alternative archives in 20th-Century Ghana, in: Comparativ, vol. 17, no. 5-6, pp. 131-144. [7635]

Newell, Stephanie (2005): Devoting to domesticitiy, The reconfiguration of gender in popular christian pamphlets from Ghana and Nigeria, in: Journal of Religion in Africa, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 296-323. [7636]

Ojong, Vivian Besem (2008): Religion and Ghanaian women entrepreneurship in South Africa, in: Journal for the Study of Religion, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 63-84. [7637]

Sackey, Brigid (1995): Aspects of continuity in the religious roles of women in “spiritual churches” of Ghana, in: Bedu-Addo, Jerry (ed.): Women’s studies with a focus on Ghana, Selected readings, Books on African Studies, Schriesheim, pp. 227-248. [7638]

Sackey, Brigid (2005): Charismatism, women, and testimonies: Religion and popular culture in Ghana, in: Ghana Studies, vol. 8, pp. 169-195. [7639]

Sill, Ulrike (2010): Encounters in the quest of Christian womanhood, The Basel Mission in pre- and early colonial Ghana, Brill Publishers, Leiden. [7640]

Soothill, Jane (2007): Gender, social change and spiritual power, Charismatic Christianity in Ghana, Brill Publishers, Leiden. [7641]

Steegstra, Marijke (2002): A mighty obstacle to the Gospel: Basel missionaries, Krobo women, and conflicting ideas of gender and sexuality, in: Journal of Religion in Africa, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 200-230. [7642]


Guinea

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Guinea Bisseau

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Ivory Coast

Walker, Sheila (1979): Women in the Harrist movement, in: Jules-Rosette, Benetta (ed.): The new religions of Africa, Noorwood, pp. 87-97. [7643]


Kenya

Dolan, Catherine (1998): Conflict and compliance, Cristianity and the occult in horticultural exporting, in: Sweetman, Caroline (ed.): Gender, religion and spirituality, Oxfam Publications, Oxford, pp. 23-30. [7644]

Hodgeson, Dorothy (2005): The church of women, Gendered encounters between Maasai and missionaries, Indiana University Press, Bloomington. [7645]

Hoehler-Fatton, Cyntia (1996): Women of fire and spirit, History, faith, and gender in Roho religion in Western Kenya, Oxford University Press, Oxford. [7646]

Kanogo, Tabitha (1993): Mission impact on women in colonial Kenya, in: Bowie, Fiona / Kirkwood, Deborah / Ardener, Shirley (eds.): Women and missions, Past and present, Berg Publishers, Oxford, pp. 165-186. [7648]

Koevering, Helen van (2005): Dancing their dreams, The Lakeshore Nyanja women of the Anglican diocese of Niassa, Kachere Books, Blantyre. [7647]

Murray, Joycelyn (1977): The church missionary society and the „female circumcision issue“ in Kenya, in: Journal of Religion in Africa, vol. 8, pp. 92-104. [7649]

Natsoulas, Theodore (1998): The politization of the ban of female circumcision and the rise of the independent school movement in Kenya, the KCA, the missions and the government, 1929-1932, in: Journal of Asian and African Studies, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 137-158. [7650]

Sabar-Friedman, Galia (1995): „Politics“ and „power“ in the Kenyan public discourse and recent events: The church of the Province of Kenya, in: Canadian Journal of African Studies, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 429-453. [7651]

Spencer, Leon (1973): Defence and protection of converts, Kenya mission and the inheritance of Christian widows, 1912-1931, in: Journal of Religion in Africa, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 107-124. [7652]

Thomas, Samuel (2000): Transforming the gospel of domesticity, Luhya girls and the Friends Africa Mission, 1917-1925, in: African Studies Review, vol. 43, no. 2, pp. 1-27. [7653]


Lesotho

Murray, Colin (1975): Sex, smoking and the shades, A Sotho symbolic idiom, in: Whisson, M.B. / West, M. (eds.): Religion and social change in Southern Africa, David Philip Publishers, Cape Town, pp. 58-77. [7654]


Liberia

DeLombard, J. (1991): Sisters, servants, or saviors? National Baptist women missionaries in Liberia in the 1920s, in: International Journal of African Historical Studies, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 323-47. [7657]

Jacobs, Sylvia (1986): `Say Africa when you pray': The activities of early black baptist women missionaries among Liberian women and children, in: Sage,vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 16-21. [7655]

Kollehlon, Konia T. (1994): Religious affiliation and fertility in Liberia, in: Journal of Biosocial Science, vol. 26, no.4, pp. 493-507. [7656]


Madagascar

Dahl, Emma (2003): Contesting the patriarchal gender regime of the Norwegian Missionary Society in Madagascar, in: Scandinavian Journal of History, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 103-120. [7658]

Predelli Nyhagen, Line (2000): Sexual control and the remaking of gender: The attempt of nineteenth-century protestant Norwegian women to export Western domesticity to Madagascar, in: Journal of Women's History, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 81-103. [7659]

Predelli Nyhagen, Line (2001): Marriage in Norwegian missionary practice and discourse in Norway and Madagascar, 1880-1910, in: Journal of Religion in Africa,vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 4-48. [7660]

Predelli Nyhagen, Line (2003): Issues of gender, race, and class in the Norwegian Missionary Society in nineteenth-century Norway and Madagascar, Edwin Mellen Press New York. [7661]

Predelli Nyhagen, Line (2003): Emma Dahl: Contesting the patriarchal gender regime of the Norwegian Missionary Society in Madagascar, in: Scaninavian Journal of History, vol. 28, pp. 103-120. [7662]


Malawi

Banda-Fiedler, Rachel Nyagondwe (2005): Coming of age, A christianized initiation among women in Southern Malawi, Kachere Books, Blantyr. [7663]

Banda-Fiedler, Rachel Nyagondwe (2005): Women of bible and culture: Baptist convention women in Southern Malawi, Kachere Series 3, Blantyre. [7664]

Dubbey, John (2006): Tlamelo, The church against AIDS, Kachere Books, Blantyre. [7665]

Kachapila, Hendrina (2006): The revival of Nyau and changing gender relations in early colonial central Malawi, in: Journal of Religion in Africa, vol. 36, no. 3-4, pp. 319-345. [7666]

Musopole, Augustine (2007): Spirituality, sexuality and HIV/AIDS in Malawi, Theological strategies for behaviour change, Kachere Books, Blantyre. [7667]

Phiri, Isabel (1998): The initiation of Chewa women of Malawi: A Presbyterian woman's perspective, in: Cox, J.L.(ed.): Interaction between Christian religion and African traditional religion: Focus on rites of passage, Cardiff Acaemic Press, Cardiff, pp. 129-145. [7668]

Phiri, Isabel (2007): Women, presbyterianism and patriarchy, Religious experience and Chewa women in Central Malawi, Kachere Publishers, Blantyre. [7669]

VonDoepp, Peter (2002): Liberal visions and actual power in grassroots civil society: Local churches and women's empowerment in rural Malawi, in: Journal of Modern African Studies, vol. 40, pp. 273-301. [7670]


Mali

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Mauritius

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Mozambique

Agadjanian, Victor (2005): Gender, religious involvement, and HIV/AIDS prevention in Mozambique, in: Social Science and Medicine, vol. 61, pp. 1529-1539. [7671]

Gaitskell, Deborah (1998): Religion embracing science? Female missionary ventures in Southern African Anthropology, Dora Earthy and Mozambique, 1917-1933, BAB Working Papers, no .5, Basler Afrika Bibliographien, Basel. [7672]

Igreja, Victor / Lambranca, Béatrice (2009): The Thursdays as they live, Christian religious transformation and gender relations in postwar Gorongosa, Central Mozambique, in: Journal of Religion in Africa, vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 262-294. [7673]

Macamo, Elísio (2003): Frauen als moralischer Körper der Gesellschaft, Schweizer Mission in Mosambik und die Erfingung der Tsonga, in: Lienemann, C. / Strahm, D. / Walz, H. (Hrsg.): Als hätten sie uns neu erfunden, Beobachtungen zu Fremdheit und Geschlecht, Edition Exodus, Luzern, pp. 153-164. [7674]

Pfeiffer, James / Gimbel-Sherr, Kenneth / Augusto, Orvalho Joaquim (2008): The holy spirit and the household, Pentecosalism, gender, and neoliberalism in Mozambique, in: American Anthropologist, vol. 109, no. 4, pp. 688-700. [7675]

Sheldon, Kathleen (1998): ‘I studied with the nuns, learning to make blouses’, Gender ideology and colonial education in Mozambique, in: International Journal of African Historical Studies, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 595-625. [7676]

Silva, Teresa C.E. (2001): Reading consciousness from social biographies: Short life stories of men and women educated by the Swiss missionaries, in: Silva, Teresa C.E.: Protestant churches and the formation of political consciouness in Southern Mozambique (1930-1974). Schlettwein Publishers, Basel. [7677]


Namibia

Kathindi, Nangula (1991): Women’s struggle in the church, A Namibian voice, in: Ackermann, Denise / Draper, Jonathan / Mashinini, Emma (eds.): Holding up half of the sky: Women in the church in Southern Africa, Cluster Publishers, Pietermaritzburg, pp. 254-266. [7678]

Trüper, Ursula (2000): ‘Every sentence I translate, she is obliged to set it over...’: Zara Schmelen and the Nama language (on the Khoekhoe wife of the missionary J.H. Schmelen), in: Stadtler, Katharina / Truper, Ursula (eds.): African women and cultural globalization, Rudiger Koeppe, Cologne, pp. 35-54. [7679]


Niger

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Nigeria

Bastian, Misty (2000): Young convents, Christian missions, gender and youth in Onitsha, Nigeria, 1880-1929, in: Anthropological Quarterly, vol. 73, no. 3, pp. 145-158. [7680]

Callaway, Helen (1980): Women in Yoruba tradition and in the Cherubim and Seraphin society, in: Kalu, O.U.S. (ed.): History of christianity in West Africa, London, pp. 321-332. [7681]

Crumbley, Deidre Helen (1992): Impurity and power, Women in the Aladura churches, in: Africa, vol. 62, no. 4, pp. 505-522. [7682]

Crumbley, Deidre Helen (2003): Patriarchies, prophets, and procreation, Sources of gender practices in three African churches, in: Africa, vol. 73. no. 4, pp. 585-605. [7683]

Crumbley, Deidre Helen (2008): Spirit, structure and flesh, Gendered experiences in African instituted churches among the Yoruba of Nigeria, University of Wisconsin Press, New York. [7684]

Dennis, Carolyne (1992): The christian churches and women’s experience of structural adjustment in Nigeria, in: Afshar, Haleh / Dennis, Carolyn (eds.): Women and adjustment policies in the third world, St. Martin’s Press, New York, pp. 179-204. [7685]

Erlandsson, Ulrika Bamidele (1997): In search for women`s dignity and greater freedom, Fieldwork on women and identity among the Catholic Fatima Sisters of Jos, Nigeria, in: Rosander, Eva Evres (ed.): Tranforming female identities, Women’s organisational forms in West Africa, Publications of the Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, pp. 136-147. [7686]

Gundert-Hock, Sibylle (1994): Prophetin oder Köchin? Frauenrollen in unabhängigen und in mainline-Kirchen in Nord Nigeria, in: Zeitschrift für Ethnologie, vol. 119, pp. 201-248. [7687]

Hackett, R.I. J. (1985): Sacred paradoxes, Women and religious plurality in Nigeria, in: Haddad, Y. / Findley, E.B. (eds.): Women, religion, and social change, State University of New York Press, Albany. [7688]

Hock, Sibylle (1994): Prophetin oder Köchin? Frauenrollen in unabhängigen und main-line Kirchen in Nord-Nigeria, in: Zeitschrift für Ethnologie, Bd. 119, pp. 201-228. [7689]

Ludwar-Ene, Gudrun / Wurster, Gabriele (1991): Spirual church participation as a survival strategy among urban migrant women in Southern Nigeria, in: Ludwar-Ene, Gudrun (ed.): New religious movements and society in Nigeria, Bayreuth African Studies Series 17, Bayreuth. [7690]

Mann, Kristin (1983): The daughters of dependence, Christian marriage among elite women in Lagos colony, 1880-1915, in: Journal of African History, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 37-56. [7691]

Matory, Lorand (1994): Sex and the empire that is no more: Gender and the politics of metaphor in Oyo Yoruba religion, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis. [7692]

Matory, Lorand (1997): The kings male order bride, The modern making of a Yoruba priest, in: Kaplan, Flora Edouwaye (ed.): Queens, Queen Mothers, Priestresses, and power, Case studies in African gender, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, New York, pp. 381-400. [7693]

Newell, Stephanie (2005): Devoting to domesticitiy, The reconfiguration of gender in popular christian pamphlets from Ghana and Nigeria, in: Journal of Religion in Africa, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 296-323. [7694]

Para-Mallam, Oluwafunmilayo Josephine (2006): Faith, gender and development agendas in Nigeria, Conflicts, challenges and opportunities, in: Gender and Development, vol. 14, pp. 409-421. [7695]

Peel, J. (2002): Gender in Yoruba religious change, in: Journal of Religion in Africa, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 1-31. [7696]

Pereira, Charmaine (2005): Domesticating women? Gender, religion and the state in Nigeria under colonial and military rule, in: African Identities, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 69-94. [7697]


Rwanda

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Senegal

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Sierra Leone

Steady, Filomina Chioma (1978): Protestant women's associations in Freetown, Sierra Leone, in: HAFKIN, Nancy J., BAY, Edna G. (Hg.): Women in Africa, Studies in social and ecnomic change, Stanford, Cal., Stanford University Press, pp. 213-238. [7698]

Strickrodt, Silke (2007): ‘If she no learn, she no get husband’, Christianity, domesticity and education at the Church Missionary society’s female institution in Freetown, 1848-1880, in: Comparativ, vol. 17, no. 5-6, pp. 14-35. [7699]


Somalia

no entries to this combination of country and topic


South Africa

Badstuebner, Jennifer (2003): “Drinking the hot blood of humans”, Witchcraft confessions in a South African Pentecostal Church, in: Anthropology and Humanism, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 8-22. [7700]

Burchardt, Marian (2007): Speaking to the converted? Religion and the politics of gender in South African AIDS discourse, in: Comparativ, vol. 17, no. 5-6, pp. 95-114. [7701]

Frahm-Arp, Maria (2010): Professional women in South African pentecostal charismatic churches, Brill Publishers, Leiden. [7702]

Gaitskell, Deborah (2007): Home and away: Creating female religious space for 20th-Century Anglican Missions in Southern Africa, in: Comparativ, vol. 17, no. 5-6, pp. 36-54. [7703]

Haddad, Beverly (1998): Constructing theologies of survival in the South Afrian context, The necessity of a critical engagement between postmodern and liberation theory, in: Journal of Feminist Studies of Religion, 14, pp. 5-18. [7704]

Haddad, Beverly (2004): The Manyano movement in South Africa, Site of struggle, survival and resistance, in: Agenda, 61, pp. 4-13. [7705]

Heuser, Andreas (2003): Bräute Christi, entlaufene Töchter und Prinzessin des Himmels, Symbolische Bricolage und rituelle Rebellion in Afrikanischen Unabhängigen Kirchen, in: Böll, Verena / Günther, Ursula et al. (Hg.): Umbruch – Bewältigung – Geschlecht, Genderstudien zu afrikanischen Gesellschaften in Afrika und Deutschland, Waxmann Verlag, Münster, pp. 131-149. [7706]

Heuser, Andreas (2007): „Contested charisma“, Reflections on the appearance and disappearance offemale visionary power in a South African Independent Church, in: Comparativ, vol. 17, no. 5-6, pp. 76-91. [7707]

Heuser, Andreas / Rosenfeld, Annette (2004): Gendered leadership in South African churches, A case studies of African Instituted Churches and the Dutch Reformed Church, in: Journal for the Study of Religion, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 67-101. [7708]

Kriel, Lize (2007): A space too vast and silent? German deaconesses and the patriarchy of the Berlin Mission in Apartheid Transvaal, in: Comparativ, vol. 17, no. 5-6, pp. 55-75. [7709]

Krüger, Gesine (2000): `I do desire to see my own land again…', Weiblichkeit und Schriftlichkeit in Südafrika, in: Stadtler, Katharina / Truper, Ursula (eds.): African women and cultural globalization, Rudiger Koeppe, Cologne, pp. 55-67. [7710]

Labode, Modupe (1993): From heathen kraal to Christian home: Anglican mission education and African Christian girls, 1850-1900, in: Bowie, Fiona / Kirkwood, Deborah / Ardener, Shirley (eds.): Women and missions: Past and present, Anthropological and historical perceptions, Berg Publishers, Oxford, pp. 126-144. [7711]

Landman, Christina (1994): The piety of Afrikaans women, University of South Africa Press, Pretoria. [7712]

Landman, Christine (1996): The religious Krotoa (c.1642-1674), in: Kronos, Journal of Cape History, no. 23, pp. 22-35. [7713]

Lesejane, Desmond (2005): Through men, by men, for men, Christianity and the quest for gender equality, in: Agenda, Special Focus, pp. 78-79. [7714]

Magwaza, Thenjiwe (2004): Conversations with women of the Shembe church, Self perceptions and the role of the Zulu culture in formulating their status, in: Agenda, 60, pp. 136-144. [7715]

Marshall, Mandy / Taylor, Nigel (2006): Tackling HIV and AIDS with faith-based communities, Learning from attitudes on gender relations and sexual rights within evangelical churches in Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe, and South Africa, in: Gender and Development, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 363-374. [7716]

Meintjes, Sheila (1990): Family and gender in the Christian community at Edendale, Natal, in colonial times, in: Walker, Cherryl (ed.): Women and gender in Southern Africa to 1945, James Currey, Oxford, pp. 125-145. [7717]

Monakali, Mandisa (1997): Challenging the church, in: Agenda, no. 36, pp. 98-99. [7718]

Mosala, Bernadette (1987): Assault on the family in South Africa, in: Eck, Diana / Jain, Devaki (eds.): Speaking of faith, Global perspectives on women, religion and social change, New Society Publishers, Philadelphia, pp. 50-60. [7719]

Muller, Carol Ann (1993): Life story of a Nazarite woman healer, Religious patriarchy redefined? in: Lademann-Priemer, Gabriele (ed.): Traditionelle Religion und christlicher Glaube, Widerspruch und Wandel, Verlag an der Lottbek/Peter Jensen, Ammersbek bei Hamburg, pp. 219-228. [7720]

Muller, Carol Ann (1996): Nazarite women, religious narrative and the construction of cultural truth and power, in: Daymond, M.J. (ed.): South African feminisms, Writing, theory and criticism, 1990-1994, Garland Publising, New York, pp. 155-168. [7721]

Muller, Carol Ann (1997): “Written into the book of life”: Nazarite women’s performance inscribed as spiritual text in Ibandla lamaNzatetha, in: Research in African Literatures, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 3-14. [7722]

Muller, Carol Ann (1999): Rituals of fertility and the sacrifice of desire, Nazarite women’s performance in South Africa, University of Chicago Press, Chicago. [7723]

Nadar, Sarojini (2002): Living in two worlds, Spirituality and the changing role of South -African Indian women in the Full Gospel Church, in: Reisenberger, Azilia (ed.): Women’s spirituality and the transformation of South Africa, Waxmann Verlag, Münster, pp. 73-82. [7724]

Nadar, Sarojini (2005): Searching the dungeons beneath our religious discourse, The case of violence against women and the ‘unholy trinity’, in: Agenda, no. 66, pp. 16-22. [7725]

Ndlazi, Thulani (2004): Men in church institutions and religious organisations, The role of Christian men in transforming gender relations and ensuring gender equality, in: Agenda, no. 61, pp. 62-65. [7726]

Ojong, Vivian Besem (2008): Religion and Ghanaian women entrepreneurship in South Africa, in: Journal for the Study of Religion, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 63-84. [7727]


South Sudan

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Sudan

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Swaziland / Eswatini

Cazziol, Roger J. (1992): The role of women in the leadership of the churches in Swaziland, in: Agenda,14, pp. 80-81. [7728]


Tanzania

Dilger, Hansjörg (2007): Healing the wounds of modernity, Salvation, community and care in a neo-pentecostal church in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in: Journal of Religion in Africa, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 59-83. [7729]

Hasu, Päivi (2007): Testimonies of poverty and prosperity in Tanzanian CharismaticChristianity, in: Comparativ, vol. 17, no. 5-6, pp. 115-130. [7730]

Hodgson, Dorothy (1999): Engendered encounters, Men of the church and the „church“ of women in Maasailand, Tanzania, 1950-1993, in: Comparative Studies in Society and History, 41, 4, pp. 758-783. [7731]

Hodgson, Dorothy (2005): The church of women, Gendered encounters between Maasai and missionaries, Indiana University Press, Bloomington. [7732]

Smythe, Kathleen (1999): ‘Child of the clan’ or ‘child of the priests’, Life stories of two Fipa catholic sisters, in: Journal of Religious History, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 92-100. [7735]

Sommers, Marc (2001): Young, male and pentecostal, Urban refugees in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in: Journal of Refugee Studies, vol. 14, pp. 347-370. [7734]

Swantz, Marja-Liisa (1978): Church and the changing role of women in Tanzania, in: Fashole-Luke, R. et al. (eds.): Christianity in independent Africa, London, pp. 136-150. [7733]


The Congo

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Togo

no entries to this combination of country and topic


Uganda

Dimock, Liz (2003): Women’s leadership roles in the early protestant church in Uganda, Continuity with the old order, in: Australian Review of African Studies, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 8-22. [7736]

Robins, Catherine (1979): Convention, life crisis, and stability among women in the East African revival, in. Jules-Rosette, Benetta (ed.): New religion of Africa, Ablex Publishing, Norwood, pp. 185-202. [7737]

Vokes, Richard (2018): Ghosts of Kanungu, Fertility, secrecy and exchange in the Great Lakes of East Africa, Boydell and Brewer, Rochester. [11622]


Zambia

Hinfelaar, Hugo (1994): Bemba-speaking women of Zambia in a century of religious change (1892-1992), Brill Publishers, Leiden. [7739]

Jules-Rosette, Benetta (1979): Women as ceremonial leaders in an African church, The Apostoles of John Maranke, in: Jules-Rosette (ed.): The new religions of Africa, Noorwood, pp. 127-144. [7738]

Rasing, Thera (1995): Passing on the rites of passage, Girl’s initiation rites in the context of an urban roman catholic community on the Zambian Copperbelt, Amsterdam / Leiden, African Studies Centre, Ashagate Publishing, Aldershot. [7740]


Zimbabwe

Green, Leanne Williams (2021): Marrying in a single moment, Zimbabwean Baptist ethics and the management of kin relations, in: Africa, vol. 91, no. 5, pp. 893-912. [11680]

Gregson, Simon / Zhuwa, Tom / Anderson, Roy / Chandiwana, Stephen (1999): Apostles and Zionists: The influence of religion on demographic change in Zimbabwe, in: Population Studies, vol. 53, pp.179-193. [7741]

Hansson, Gurli (1990): African women and religion, Religious rites in connection with childbirth in Mberengwa District, Zimbabwe, Uppsala. [11868]

Hinfelaar, Marja (2001): Respectable and responsible women, Methodist and Roman Catholic Women`s organisations in Harare, Zimbabwe (1919-1985), Mission no. 30, Zoetermeer. [7742]

Marshall, Mandy / Taylor, Nigel (2006): Tackling HIV and AIDS with faith-based communities, Learning from attitudes on gender relations and sexual rights within evangelical churches in Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe, and South Africa, in: Gender and Development, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 363-374. [7743]

Mate, Rekopantswe (2002): Wombs as god`s laboratories, Pentecostal discource of femininity in Zimbabwe, in: Africa , vol. 72, no. 4, pp. 549-567. [7744]

Moss, Barbara A. (1990): Holding body and soul together: The history of the Zimbabwean Women’s Ruwadsano Manyano in Methodist Churches, 1890-1980, Bloomington. [7745]

Mukonyora, Isabel (2001): Marginality and protest in the sacred wilderness, The role of women in shaping Masowe thought pattern, in: SAFERE, vol. 5, 1, pp. 1-18. [11870]

Muzorewa, Farai David (1975): Through prayer and action: The Rukwadzano women of Rhodesia, in: Ranger, T.O. / Weller, John (eds.): Themes in Christian History in Central Africa, Heinemann, London, pp. 256-268. [7746]

Scarnecchia, Timothy (1997): Mai Chaza’s Guta re Jehova (City of God): Gender, healing and urban identity in an African independent church, in: Journal of Southern African Studies, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 87-105. [7747]

Summers, Carol (1999): Mission boys, civilized men and marriage, Educated African men in the missions of Southern Rhodesia, 1920-1945, in: Journal of Religious History, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 75-91. [7748]

Togarasei, Lovemore (2007): Images of Jesus among Christian women in Harare, in: Studies in World Christianity, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 160-169. [7749]

Urban-Mead, Wendy (2008): Negotiating 'plainness' and gender, Dancing and apparel at Christian weddings in Matabeleland, Zimbabwe, 1913-1944, in: Journal of Religion in Africa, vol. 38, no. 2, pp. 209-246. [7750]

Urban-Mead, Wendy (2015): The gender of piety, Family, faith, and colonial rule in Matabeleland, Zimbabwe, Ohio University Press, Athens. [7751]

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