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dc.contributor.authorGathogo, Julius
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-12T13:58:38Z
dc.date.available2020-09-12T13:58:38Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationGathogo, J. ‘Settler-Missionary Alliance’in colonial Kenya and the Land Question.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2412-4265
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.25159/2412-4265/6718
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/20320
dc.descriptionA research article published in Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticaeen_US
dc.description.abstractThis article sets out to demonstrate the hugger-muggers that oiled the existence of an unholy alliance between European settler-farmers and missionaries—the Anglicans and Presbyterians and/or the Protestant wing in particular—in 20th century Kenya and East Africa, and especially on land policies. With land for settlement being the key factor to both missionaries and settler-farmers, the land question undoubtedly became one of the major factors that glued them together in colonial Kenya (1895–1963). Was the settler-missionary alliance meant to hurt the same people whom the missionaries had come to convert to the God of Christendom? Most importantly, how did the missionaries relate with the African chiefs regarding the land question, especially with reference to Kirinyaga County of central Kenya? This further drives us to wonder: Was the Devonshire White Paper of 1923 and/or the Indian Question related to the land question? The article sets out on the premise that while land remained the most prized commodity in colonial Kenya (1895–1963) and the entire 20th century, the 21st century has seen the church—and especially the afro-Pentecostal wing of the church—focusing on money and wealth without necessarily focusing on land. In its methodology, the article has heavily relied on archival resources, unpublished works, and field work materials, especially with regard to Kirinyaga County of central Kenya where oral sources on missionaries and land acquisition were sought. It also reviewed existing literature regarding settler-missionary alliances, especially on land-related matters.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherChurch History Society of Southern Africa and Unisa Pressen_US
dc.subjectland acquisition in Kenyaen_US
dc.subjectsettler-missionary allianceen_US
dc.subjectthe Indian questionen_US
dc.subjecteducation and landen_US
dc.subjectKirinyaga Countyen_US
dc.subjectAfro-Pentecostalismen_US
dc.subjectfrom land to wealth-moneyen_US
dc.titleSettler-Missionary Alliance in Colonial Kenya and the Land Questionen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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