Christianity In Africa And The African Diaspora

Author: Roswith Gerloff
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 144112330X
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Christianity In Africa And The African Diaspora from the Author: Roswith Gerloff. An exploration of the rapid development of African Christianity, offering an analysis and interpretation of its movements and issues.

Christianity In Africa And The African Diaspora

Author: Afe Adogame
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441140417
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Christianity In Africa And The African Diaspora from the Author: Afe Adogame. The rapid development of African Christianity and its offshoots in the Diaspora is rooted in colonial history and resistance to oppression, exploitation and slavery. Christianity in Africa and the African Diaspora offers new resources for the interpretation and analysis of African Christian movements. It draws attention to a number of key issues, including the translatability of the Christian faith, the process of contextualization in various cultures, the place and role of indigenous agencies, the global impact of contemporary African Christian expressions, its influence on ecumenical relations and inter-religious encounters, and its way of shaping new religious identities and landscapes in response to power relations and artificial boundaries. Topics covered include the concept of diaspora, deconstructing colonial mission, conversion, African cosmologies, African retentions, female leadership dynamics, liberation theology, a new discourse around HIV/AIDS, transnational religious networks, pentecostal/charismatic movements, charismatic renewal within former mission churches, dynamics of reverse mission, outreach via cyberspace, specific studies on Anglican, Baptist, Adventist and Kimbanguist missions, and the need for intercultural and interdenominational bridge building.

Christianity In Africa And The African Diaspora

Author: Afe Adogame
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1847063179
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Communities Of Faith In Africa And The African Diaspora

Author: Casely B. Essamuah
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 162032959X
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Communities Of Faith In Africa And The African Diaspora from the Author: Casely B. Essamuah. Communities of Faith is a collection of essays on the multicultural Christian spirit and practices of churches around the world, with particular attention to Africa and the African diaspora. The essays span history, theology, anthropology, ecumenism, and missiology. Readers will be treated to fresh perspectives on African Pentecostal higher education, Pentecostalism and witchcraft in East Africa, Methodist camp meetings in Ghana, Ghanaian diaspora missions in Europe and North America, gender roles in South African Christian communities, HIV/AIDS ministries in Uganda, Japanese funerary rites, enculturation and contextualization principles of mission, and many other aspects of the Christian world mission. With essays from well-known scholars as well as young and emerging men and women in academia, Communities of Faith illuminates current realities of world Christianity and contributes to the scholarship of today's worldwide Christian witness.

Contemporary Perspectives On Religions In Africa And The African Diaspora

Author: Carolyn M. Jones Medine
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137498056
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Contemporary Perspectives On Religions In Africa And The African Diaspora from the Author: Carolyn M. Jones Medine. Contemporary Perspectives on Religions in Africa and the African Diaspora explores African derived religions in a globalized world. The volume focuses on the continent, on African identity in globalization, and on African religion in cultural change.

The African Christian Diaspora

Author: Afe Adogame
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441196986
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The African Christian Diaspora from the Author: Afe Adogame. The last three decades have witnessed a rapid proliferation of African Christian communities, particularly in Europe and North American diaspora, thus resulting in the remapping of old religious landscapes. This migratory trend and development bring to the fore the crucial role, functions and import of religious symbolic systems in new geo-cultural contexts. The trans-national linkages between African-led churches in the countries of origin (Africa) and the "host" societies are assuming increasing importance for African immigrants. The links and networks that are established and maintained between these contexts are of immense religious, cultural, economic, political and social importance. This suggests how African Christianities can be understood within processes of religious transnationalism and African modernity. Based on extensive religious ethnography undertaken by the author among African Christian communities in Europe, the USA and Africa in the last 17 years, this book maps and describes the incipience and consolidation of new brands of African Christianities in diaspora. The book demonstrates how African Christianities are negotiating and assimilating notions of the global while maintaining their local identities.

African Traditions In The Study Of Religion In Africa

Author: Dr Afe Adogame
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409481786
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African Traditions In The Study Of Religion In Africa from the Author: Dr Afe Adogame. 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.

The African Diaspora And The Study Of Religion

Author: T. Trost
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230609937
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The African Diaspora And The Study Of Religion from the Author: T. Trost. This book focuses on the location of the religious heritage of Africa within the academic study of religion - including indigenous African religions, African Christianities, African/American forms of Islam, the religions of African Americans, Afro-Caribbean religions, and Afro-Brazilian religions.

The Blessing Of Africa

Author: Keith Augustus Burton
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830827625
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The Blessing Of Africa from the Author: Keith Augustus Burton. Keith A. Burton traces the story of biblical Africa and the place of the Bible in the land of Ham. He ends with an examination of the modern era and the achievements of African Christianity. This invigorating work places the story of the Bible and African Christianity in a wider global context and challenges readers to think differently about history and the biblical world.

Reversing Sail

Author: Michael A. Gomez
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521001359
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Reversing Sail from the Author: Michael A. Gomez. This book examines the global unfolding of the African Diaspora, the migrations and dispersals of people of African, from antiquity to the modern period. Their exploits, challenges, and struggles are discussed over a wide expanse of time in ways that link as well as differentiate past and present circumstances. The experiences of Africans in the Old World, in the Mediterranean and Islamic worlds, is followed by their movement into the New, where their plight in lands claimed by Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, French and English colonial powers is analyzed from enslavement through the Cold War. While appropriate mention is made of persons of renown, particular attention is paid to the everyday lives of working class people and their cultural efflorescence. The book also attempts to explain contemporary plights and struggles through the lens of history.