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: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 0718892941
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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.Arguing that for Christian theology to remain relevant to a given people, such dialogue or interaction becomes inevitable because, as a human enterprise, it must by its nature engage the human context of its reflection in order to remain relevant. In Africa, Christian theology must engage the worldviews of the African people especially in terms of the beliefs, values and traditional orientations of the African people while remaining faithful to the scriptures.Michael discovers that Christian theology becomes “incompetent” or “ill-equipped” to carry out such a contemporary function within the African context because in the history of its transmission it has been fashioned and shaped to address the needs and aspirations of the Western church and the imposing heritage of the enlightenment period. The African context must “reprocess” or reconstruct “Christian theology” in order to engage African questions which often are ignored by “standard” works on Christian theology, argues Michael.From these highlighted concerns, the book discusses “standard” topics in “Christian theology” in light of African similar or dissimilar forms.

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 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.

Historical And Social Dimensions In African Christian Theology

Author: Wilson Muoha Maina
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498275532
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Historical And Social Dimensions In African Christian Theology from the Author: Wilson Muoha Maina. African Christian theology has been developing for the last four decades. The trend has been to focus on traditional African religions as a foundation for Christian theology. While acknowledging the importance of African traditional religions to Christian theology in Africa, this study argues that African history progressively changes, and it is these changed and changing circumstances that theology is to address. This work analyzes issues affecting Africa today and shows the social and political role that Christianity has to play in an African context. This study views enculturation as a dialogue among African Christians, their history and culture, and Christian teachings. Theological approaches such as anthropological, liberation, and historical are analyzed from the perspective of Small Christian Communities (SCCs), which are a recent development in African Christianity. SCCs are presented as a concrete hermeneutical tool in theological analyses. Further, this work acknowledges the indispensable need for an authentic African Christology in an African Christian theology. While critical of contemporary African Christology, the study also suggests issues to be considered in the development of African Christology.

Issues In African Christian Theology

Author: Samuel Ngewa
Publisher: East African Educ Press
ISBN:
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Issues In African Christian Theology from the Author: Samuel Ngewa. Christian theologians in Africa are faced with three conflicting worlds: Christian faith, African culture and modern culture. In spite of the commitment of Christian theologians to live by biblical teaching, there is a tendency for them to become involved with issues in their environments, causing tension. The salient issues confronting Christianity in Africa are examined from an evangelical standpoint. Eighteen African scholars, from Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, together with colleagues from the US, contribute perspectives grouped into four parts: The Task of African Christian Theology; The Foundations of African Christian Theology; Christ and the Salvation in African Christian Theology; and The Spirit, the Church and the Future in African Christian Theology.

What Is Not Sacred

Author: Magesa Laurenti
Publisher: Orbis Books
ISBN: 1608333213
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What Is Not Sacred from the Author: Magesa Laurenti. "It is not for you to call profane what God counts clean."
Did Christianity replace traditional African religion with the arrival of European missionaries in past centuries? Or did sub-Saharan African cultures persist in maintaining their religious worldviews even after accepting the salvific message of Christianity? In this compelling book, Laurenti Magesa argues that despite missionary Christiaity's refusal to acknowledge the worth of traditional African religious culture. the incarnational spirituality of those cultures remains vibrant and visible today, and has much to offer and teach other cultures, both Christian and not.

Toward An African Christian Theology Of The Kingdom Of God

Author: Emmanuel Asante
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press
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Toward An African Christian Theology Of The Kingdom Of God from the Author: Emmanuel Asante. This work demonstrates a continuity between Christianity and the Akan/African religio-cultural traditions, by working with the Christian biblical metaphor of the Kingdom of God.

Reinventing Christianity

Author: John Parratt
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802841139
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Reinventing Christianity from the Author: John Parratt. The first comprehensive survey of Christian theology in Africa ever to appear in English, this important volume provides a critical yet sympathetic examination of the new ways of doing theology that have recently emerged from within the African church.