The William Wadé Harris Legacy in Ghana: On Ruptures and Continuities

Autore: Alessandra Brivio
In: Africa. N.S. I/1,2019
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This paper reconstructs the genealogy of William Wadé Harris’ movement in Ghana, discussing the interaction of ideas, religious traditions, political con- straints and personal agency. My aim is twofold: to underline continuities between African Independent churches, Missionary churches, Pentecostal churches and traditional religion, on the one hand, and to illustrate the recurrent dialectic between rupture and continuity.

keywords: religious movement, ghana, african independent churches, fetish, william wadé harris