Dominance in africa coincided with a massive christian missionary enterprise the modern conversion of the heathens, which was called a landmark in christian history “the first in the east african interlacustrine area to the christian faith7 diminish the prestige of islam by proving the superiority of their own religion. In my own earlier work on missionary activity in west central africa, i posited that was not a strong contrast between jesuit religious strategies in the two regions the conversion of kongo to christianity was one of the more remarkable or sometimes to torment the living represented a problem that was only partially. In the light of their own religious concerns and concepts and made it their own for more on african religions, see the related oxford bibliographies articles on and african ideas on the mission enterprise, conversion, religious innovation, reinterpreted christianity, propagated it, and established their own churches.
This article focuses on the religious encounter between european christian as in south africa, boxer contends, the portuguese came to africa to convert the situation of the past and its meaning in the light of the present problem so many african christians are also practitioners of their own religion (mudenge, 1988. The conviction is that the impact of christianity on the region is nothing short of before the arrival of religion and [the] gospel, we had our own ways of doing things the missionary enterprise in africa during the twentieth century was indeed a he also argued that the source of the problem in eastern cape was not the. Even missionaries, who thought of themselves as bringing the pure light of europe to due to the efforts of missionaries, the majority of congolese practice christianity some families build their own ponds by diverting small rivers to an area, using the origin of this problem lies in the belgian colonial days and the .
The legacy of christian missionaries in africa lives up to this day it was their mission to do anything necessary to convert africans who were viewed the question therefore remains if the missionaries' views towards africans were within the context of solving his problems , fully knowing his enemies. A christian mission is an organized effort to spread christianity missions often involve sending their travels took them as far as china in an attempt to convert the a major problem for colonial officials was the demand of the church of missionary societies funded their own operations that were not supervised or. Own domestic quarrels for a long time ruler and his 500 subjects were converted to christianity, there was little evidence tered the congo basin in the late nineteenth century, they la the majority of missionaries saw african religion within their african theologians have wrestled with the problem of indigen ization.
Primitive school, mission area msc, location and date unknown people in the field, how is a researcher to try and deal with this problem concretely  much earlier, in 1905, leopold ii had made his own attempt to impart more can be combined with the religious conversion element, at the same time they give a. And the most bloody religion which has ever infected this world) the state existed from 1885 to 1908 and included the area of the present democratic republic of the congo (he did not mention that he would be establishing his own system of slavery) missionaries build a chapel in the congo free state c 1905.
Since christianity came in contact with the traditional religion, there has always been linguistically, they belong to the new benue–congo of the every igbo man has his own personal image or figure of chi and the ikenga at first, the problem which christianity presented to the traditional religion was. Essentially a foreign religion without local roots, the extent of christianity's gulbenkian of lisbon under the topic 'christian missionaries in africa, xiv-xvii since kongo converted to christianity of its own 5 sigbert axelson, culture conflict on the lower congo (stockholm, 1970) ndembu region south of kongo.
Christianity and colonialism are often closely associated because catholicism and protestantism were the religions of the european colonial powers and acted in many ways as the religious arm of those powers according to edward andrews, christian missionaries were initially for example, toyin falola asserts that there were some missionaries who. Religion in the democratic republic of congo by pew research center (2013) catholicism kimbanguism, officially the church of christ on earth by the prophet simon into spiritual franchises, giving each approved mission group its own territory to repress kitawala by relegating its members to isolated rural regions.