Conversion and the Problem of Discontinuity in the East African Revival

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This essay focuses upon particular elements of testimonies within the East African Revival in late colonial Uganda, giving analytical priority to the voice-hearing experiences of converts that often precipitated their conversion. While conversion within this movement aligns broadly with recent interest in discontinuity in Christian conversion, this essay highlights the roles of non-Christian spirits in fomenting radical religious change, including conversion to the East African Revival movement. It argues that the very experiences which occasioned these revivalists’ radical breaks with their past ways of life also established metaphysical continuity with them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-18
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Ecclesiastical History
StateAccepted/In press - Jul 17 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History
  • Religious studies


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