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Resistance, Indigenous
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The independence movements which began to emerge by the late 19th and early 20th century in Asia and Africa seriously challenged imperial colonialist policies (Imperialism, Colonialism/Neocolonialism). Furthermore, they encouraged resistance to the missionary enterprise that had been in operation since the 16th century (Colonialism and mission) and gave impetus to the establishment of churches independent of mission (Independent church movements, African Independent Churches). The…

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Amjad-Ali, Charles, “Resistance, Indigenous”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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