Winner of the 2015 American Academy of Religion award for the Best First Book in the History of Religions.

Africa’s artistic expressions deeply accentuate the intellectual and creative vitality that characterize the continent’s landscape. These manifestations often convey people’s contemplation of and fascination with the transcendent. They also provide a sound heuristic device for delving into people’s conceptual and analytical worlds. The historical and institutional development of Christianity in Africa continues to attract fascinating studies and monographs from different disciplines. The encounters between missionary agents and Africans have also engendered many robust and outstanding analyses. Africa has served as a veritable theater of religious innovation and creativity since the beginning of missionary incursions into the continent. The main thrust of Cécile Fromont’s The Art of...

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