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Revealing Prophets: Prophecy In Eastern African History
by David M. Anderson
contributions by Douglas H. Johnson
edited by David M. Anderson, Douglas H. Johnson and Douglas H. Johnson
Ohio University Press, 1994
Cloth: 978-0-8214-1088-2 | Paper: 978-0-8214-1089-9 | eISBN: 978-0-8214-4704-8
Library of Congress Classification BL2464.R38 1995
Dewey Decimal Classification 291.63


This book examines the richly textured histories of prophets and prophecies within East Africa. It gives an analytical account of the significantly different forms prophecy has taken over the past century across the country.

Each of the chapters takes a new look at the active dialogue between prophets and the communities whom they addressed. This dialogue continues today as the politicians and activists throughout the region still look to prophetic traditions, garnering interpretations of the past in order to provide the validation of prophetic wisdom and heroes for the present.

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