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Harrist Church : still vibrant in Ivory Coast today

9789004099807.jpg"Prophet Harris, The 'Black Elijah' of West Africa" (David Shank, Brill, 1994, 346p) offers the only comprehensive study of the thought of William Wade Harris, the Glebo (Liberia) loyalist whose prophetic mission from 1910-29 moved tens of thousands of West Africans out of traditional religion into the stream of Christianity and modernization, particularly in the Ivory Coast.
It reviews that unparalleled breakthrough, thoroughly examines traditional African, Western missionary and colonial influences which helped determine religious innovation and shape his vocation as prophet of Christ's reign of peace and prosperity." (link).  


Several other studies could be mentioned, including Sheila Walker's "The Religious Revolution in the Ivory Coast The Prophet Harris and the Harrist Church" (UNC Press, 1983).

Let's notice that this major African Initiated Church is still vibrant today.

For example, in the middle of my 8 days stay in Ivory Coast, I came across this article from Fraternité Matin (read below) :

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