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In Africa, why have such a lot of extra ladies switched over to Christianity than males? What explains the attraction of Christianity to girls? What does non secular conversion suggest for the negotiation of gender and ethnic identification? What position does spiritual conversion play as a device for empowering ladies? within the Church of girls, Dorothy L. Hodgson appears to be like at how gender has formed the come across among missionary clergymen and Maasai women and men in Tanzania. construction on her broad event with Maasai and the Spiritan missionaries, Hodgson explores how gendered swap between Maasai has formed women’s notions of spiritual religion, spiritual perform, and religious strength. Hodgson explores the attraction of Catholicism between girls in East Africa, the enmeshing of Catholic perform with Maasai spirituality, and the that means of conversion to new Christians. This wealthy, enticing, and unique booklet demanding situations notions approximately non secular come upon and the position of ethnic id, lady authority, and tool between Maasai.

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