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Prophétismes africains : le Harrisme en Côte-d'Ivoire / African Prophetisms: Harrism in the Ivory Coast - article ; n°1 ; vol.41, pg 47-53

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Archives des sciences sociales des religions - Année 1976 - Volume 41 - Numéro 1 - Pages 47-53
This paper analyses the contents and meaning of a modem religions movement. The prophet William Harris, a native of Liberia, accomplished his mission in the Ivory Coast in 1915. The Harrist religion developed subsequently and became structured in the 1950s. The appearance of the prophet and his prophetism can be explained on the basis of belief in black and white witcheraft : the prophet asumes both and goes further. He thus proposes a new vision of the African world which assimilates the white men's secrets and holds ont the hope of attaining their power.
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Published 01 January 1976
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René Bureau
Prophétismes africains : le Harrisme en Côte-d'Ivoire / African
Prophetisms: Harrism in the Ivory Coast
In: Archives des sciences sociales des religions. N. 41, 1976. pp. 47-53.
Abstract
This paper analyses the contents and meaning of a modem religions movement. The prophet William Harris, a native of Liberia,
accomplished his mission in the Ivory Coast in 1915. The Harrist religion developed subsequently and became structured in the
1950s. The appearance of the prophet and his prophetism can be explained on the basis of belief in black and white "witcheraft" :
the prophet asumes both and goes further. He thus proposes a new vision of the African world which assimilates the white men's
"secrets" and holds ont the hope of attaining their power.
Citer ce document / Cite this document :
Bureau René. Prophétismes africains : le Harrisme en Côte-d'Ivoire / African Prophetisms: Harrism in the Ivory Coast. In:
Archives des sciences sociales des religions. N. 41, 1976. pp. 47-53.
doi : 10.3406/assr.1976.2086
http://www.persee.fr/web/revues/home/prescript/article/assr_0335-5985_1976_num_41_1_2086