Hilde Arntsen, Lecturer, Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo
Jesus has been hijacked by Western culture so as to make him "white", he was not. -- Father Wolf Schmidt, SJ, St. Ignatius College, Zimbabwe (1991).
Who brought "education" but Christian missionaries? Who fought against tradition religions but Christian and Muslim missionaries? Who saw traditional religions as deadly adversaries but Christian missionaries? Who therefore detached the African from his [sic] religion but the church people? (Taban Lo Liyong, 1988:81-91)
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Lo Liyong, Taban. "Reverend Dr. John Mbiti is a Thief of Gods." In Criticism and Ideology: Second African Writers Conference . Conference Proceedings, Uppsala: Scandinavian Institute of African Studies, 1988. 81-91.
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Villa-Vicencio, Charles. "Have the Chickens Come Home to Roost?" in Religion and Oppression: The Misuses of Religion for Social, Polical, and Economic Subjugation in Eastern and Southern Africa. ed. Edicessa. Symposium Proceedings, 1989.
[From Hilde Antsen, The Battle of the Mind: International New Media Elements of the New Religious Political Right in Zimbabwe. Oslo:University of Oslo, 1997, pages 49-50. Available from Department of Media and Communications [firstname.lastname@example.org].