Christian Theology And African Traditions

Author: Matthew Michael
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1610978129
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Christian Theology And African Traditions from the Author: Matthew Michael. Christian theology is increasingly recognized to be now a non-western enterprise since the high concentrations of Christians in the world are no longer found in the Western societies. Christian Theology and African Traditions takes seriously this present recognition of the southward movement of Christianity from the western world to a non-western setting. It seeks to reposition Christian theology and faith to engage the African traditions in classical category of theology proper, bibliology, anthropology, Christology, pneumatology, soteriology, ecclesiology, and eschatology and provides unique insights and problems that these classical and systematic categories poses to African Christianity. Similarly, it provides theological blueprint for non-Africans who are interested in knowing the nature and shape of the Christian theology in non-western settings.

Christian Theology And African Traditions

Author: Matthew Michael
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621896439
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Christian Theology And African Traditions from the Author: Matthew Michael. Christian theology is not naively the study of the Bible only or alone but the interactions and engagement of the Bible with these human traditions. To this end, Michael's work is the study of the Bible in close dialogue with African traditions.

African Traditional Religion And The Christian Faith

Author: Cornelius Olowola
Publisher: Africa Christian Press
ISBN:
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African Traditional Religion And The Christian Faith from the Author: Cornelius Olowola. The continuing revival of traditional African religion presents an unavoidable challenge to African Christianity. While Africans today are being exposed to modern education, traditional thought is still the source of the basic world-view of most of the people, and the growing Christian population is not exempt from this influence. This book provides a new, constructive and critical approach to African traditional religion, from the standpoint of Christian faith. The major issues discussed are: African beliefs about God; sources of African knowledge about God; African beliefs about the spirit world; worship of the spirits; and African beliefs about sacrifice and sacrifice in a biblical perspective.

The Holy Spirit And Salvation In African Christian Theology

Author: David Tonghou Ngong
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9781433109416
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The Holy Spirit And Salvation In African Christian Theology from the Author: David Tonghou Ngong. Revision of author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Baylor University, 2007 under title: The material in salvific discourse: a study of two Christian perspectives.

African Theology As Liberating Wisdom

Author: Mari-Anna Pöntinen
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004245979
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African Theology As Liberating Wisdom from the Author: Mari-Anna Pöntinen. In African Theology as Liberating Wisdom; Celebrating Life and Harmony in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Botswana, Mari-Anna Pöntinen analyses contextual interpretations of the Christian faith in this church. These interpretations draw from the Tswana tradition and liberation in Christ.

African Traditions In The Study Of Religion In Africa

Author: Ezra Chitando
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317184211
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African Traditions In The Study Of Religion In Africa from the Author: Ezra Chitando. The historiography of African religions and religions in Africa presents a remarkable shift from the study of 'Africa as Object' to 'Africa as Subject', thus translating the subject from obscurity into the global community of the academic study of religion. This book presents a unique multidisciplinary exploration of African traditions in the study of religion in Africa and the new African diaspora. The book is structured under three main sections - Emerging trends in the teaching of African Religions; Indigenous Thought and Spirituality; and Christianity, Hinduism and Islam. Contributors drawn from diverse African and global contexts situate current scholarly traditions of the study of African religions within the purview of academic encounter and exchanges with non-African scholars and non-African contexts. African scholars enrich the study of religions from their respective academic and methodological orientations. Jacob Kehinde Olupona stands out as a pioneer in the socio-scientific interpretation of African indigenous religion and religions in Africa. This book is to his honour and marks his immense contribution to an emerging field of study and research.

African Christian Theology

Author: Samuel Waje Kunhiyop
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310429676
Size: 75.33 MB
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African Christian Theology from the Author: Samuel Waje Kunhiyop. Christian theology evolves out of questions that are asked in a particular situation about how the Bible speaks to that situation. This Zondervan ebook, African Christian Theology, is written to address questions that arise from the African context. It is intended to help students and others discover how theology affects our minds, our hearts, and our lives. As such, it speaks not only to Africans but to all who seek to understand and live out their faith in their own societies. The author understands both biblical theology and the African worldview and throws light on areas where they overlap, where they diverge, and why this matters. He explores traditional African understandings of God and how he reveals himself, the African understanding of sin and way the Bible sees sin, and how the work of Christ can be understood in African terms. The treatment of Christian living focuses on matters that are relevant to Christians in Africa and elsewhere, dealing with topics such as blessings and curses and the role of the church as a Christian community. The book concludes with a discussion of biblical thinking on death and the afterlife in which it also addresses the role traditionally ascribed to African ancestors.