Christianity, Colonial Legitimacy and the Rise of Nationalist Politics in Northern Nigeria

  • Niels Kastfelt
Part of the St Antony’s/Macmillan Series book series


Since the major reorientation of African historical research and the emergence of the ‘nationalist’ school of history in the 1950s and 1960s, the question of the role of Christianity in the legitimation of European colonialism in Africa has caused much controversy. A major debate has been going on about the political implications of the Christian missionary presence, on the political nature of African Christianity and its relations to the colonial state.


Ethnic Minority Political Culture British Colonial Colonial State Mission School 
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