Harri Englund

Harri Englund is reader in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. His most recent book about Africa is Human Rights and African Airwaves: Mediating Equality on the Chichewa Radio.

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Christianity and Public Culture in Africa takes readers beyond familiar images of religious politicians and populations steeped in spirituality. It shows how critical reason and Christian convictions have combined in surprising ways as African Christians confront issues such as national constitutions, gender relations, and the continuing struggle with HIV/AIDS.

“(Christianity and Public Culture) is a timely and engaging contribution to an important and growing debate on religion’s role in public life, offering a range of fascinating perspectives.”

The Journal of Modern African Studies