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Isichei, Elizabeth Allo

Overview
Works: 60 works in 232 publications in 1 language and 7,384 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Biography  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DT515.42, 276
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Most widely held works by Elizabeth Allo Isichei
A history of Christianity in Africa : from antiquity to the present by Elizabeth Allo Isichei( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A History of Christianity in Africa examines the origins and development of Christianity in Africa from the early story of Egyptian Christianity to the spectacular growth, vitality, and diversity of the churches in Africa today." "Isichei opens with the brilliance of Christianity in Africa in antiquity and shows how Christian Egypt and North Africa produced some of the most influential intellects of the time. She then discusses the churches founded in the wake of early contacts with Europe, from the late fifteenth century on, and the unbroken Christian witness of Coptic Egypt and of Ethiopia. Isichei also examines the different types of Christianity in modern Africa and shows how social factors have influenced its development and expression." "With the explosive growth of Christianity now taking place in Africa - 393 million adherents projected by the year 2000 - and the increasingly recognized significance of African Christianity, this much-needed book fills the void in scholarly works on the continent's Christian past, also foreshadowing Christian Africa's influential future."--Jacket
The religious traditions of Africa : a history by Elizabeth Allo Isichei( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is a first of its kind historical introduction to the major religions of Africa. The vast majorities of Africa's peoples have been Muslim, Christian, or "Traditionalist" for a great deal of time, making an inclusive study of these religions essential. Isichei's work gives equal attention to all three religions and balances the elements of each to construct an easily accessible overview. It is also the first book to provide a comprehensive look at the "traditional" religion in Africa, filling the void in the literature on African religious history. Written by a pioneering scholar in the African religious experience, this volume blends in-depth research and personnel accounts to explore the origins and effects of religion in Africa. While primarily a work of history this book also incorporates the latest findings while engaging with current issues such as the interface of neo-traditional religion and contemporary cultures. This work includes four sections, each dedicated to a s Written by a pioneering scholar in the African religious experience, this volume blends in-depth research and personnel accounts to explore the origins and effects of religion in Africa. While primarily a work of history this book also incorporates the latest findings while engaging with current issues such as the interface of neo-traditional religion and contemporary cultures. This work includes four sections, each dedicated to a separate religion, detailed maps, a glossary, and a guide to further reading
A history of African societies to 1870 by Elizabeth Allo Isichei( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ibo people and the Europeans; the genesis of a relationship-to 1906 by Elizabeth Allo Isichei( Book )

12 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorian Quakers by Elizabeth Allo Isichei( Book )

10 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Igbo people by Elizabeth Allo Isichei( Book )

16 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Nigeria by Elizabeth Allo Isichei( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of West Africa since 1800 by Elizabeth Allo Isichei( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 1985 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voices of the poor in Africa by Elizabeth Allo Isichei( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Elizabeth Isichei explores the Atlantic slave trade, as reflected in the poetics of rumor and the poetics of memory - an approach different from the quantitative and demographic studies which have transformed the subject over the past twenty years. To this and to her study of popular consciousness in the colony and postcolony, she brings together a wide range of disciplines - ethnography, art and art history, and contemporary literary theory among them - to look at the intellectual history of Africa, from African rather than European premises. The result is a history of popular consciousness which shows the experiences of ordinary people, often in protest to an ongoing experience of exploitation."--Jacket
Igbo worlds : an anthology of oral histories and historical descriptions by Elizabeth Allo Isichei( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entirely for God : the life of Michael Iwene Tansi by Elizabeth Allo Isichei( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Varieties of Christian experience in Nigeria by Elizabeth Allo Isichei( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in the history of Plateau State, Nigeria( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political thinking and social experience : some Christian interpretations of the Roman Empire from Tertullian to Salvian by Elizabeth Allo Isichei( Book )

12 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stoptide by Elizabeth Allo Isichei( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth Isichei is a professor of religious studies at Otago University. Her poems have appeared in many publications, including Landfall, Sport, Poetry NZ, the New Zealand Listener and JAAM. Stoptide is her first collection
A history of Nigeria for schools AD 1000-1970 by Elizabeth Allo Isichei( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

West African history : A.D. 1000 to the present day : revision guide by Elizabeth Allo Isichei( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jos oral history and literature texts( Book )

in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Junior history of Nigeria by Elizabeth Allo Isichei( Book )

2 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On getting organised : the quest for efficiency in research by Elizabeth Allo Isichei( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A history of Christianity in Africa : from antiquity to the present
Alternative Names
Allo Elizabeth

Allo, Elizabeth 1947-

Allo Isichei, Elizabeth 1947-

Isichei, Elisabeth

Isichei, Elizabeth

Isichei, Elizabeth 1947-

Isichei, Elizabeth Allo

Uche Elizabeth

Uche, Elizabeth 1947-

Languages
English (176)

Covers
The religious traditions of Africa : a historyA history of African societies to 1870Voices of the poor in AfricaEntirely for God : the life of Michael Iwene Tansi