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A History of Christianity in Africa

A History of Christianity in Africa

From Antiquity to the Present

  • Author: Elizabeth Isichei
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780802808431
  • Category: History
  • Page: 420
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Isichei's thorough study surveys the full breadth of Christianity in Africa, from the early story of Egyptian Christianity to the churches of the Middle Years (1500-1800) to the prolific success of missions throughout the 1900s. This important book fills a conspicuous void of scholarly works on Africa's Christian history. Includes 26 maps.

A History of Christianity in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, 1450-1990

A History of Christianity in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, 1450-1990

A Documentary Sourcebook

  • Author: Klaus Koschorke,Frieder Ludwig,Mariano Delgado,Roland Spliesgart
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • ISBN: 0802828892
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 426
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The map of world Christianity has changed dramatically, with a large number of Christians living in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. This text is a comparative documentary history of Christianity for these regions covering the period 1450-1990.

A History of the Church in Africa

A History of the Church in Africa

  • Author: Bengt Sundkler,Christopher Steed
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521583428
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1232
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Bengt Sundkler's long-awaited book on African Christian churches will become the standard reference for the subject.

A history of Christianity in South Africa

A history of Christianity in South Africa

  • Author: J. W. Hofmeyr,Gerald J. Pillay
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780798632287
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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Christianity in South Africa

Christianity in South Africa

A Political, Social, and Cultural History

  • Author: Richard Elphick,Rodney Davenport,T. R. H. Davenport
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520209404
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 480
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"At a strategic time in South Africa's history, the Christian history which is absolutely basic to all developments, is presented in a comprehensive and objective way. Too little attention is given to the influence of religion in socio-political accounts. This is a creative and much-needed contribution to scholarship and general knowledge. . . . An outstanding work."--Dean S. Gilliland, Fuller Theological Seminary

An outline of the history of Christianity in West Africa

An outline of the history of Christianity in West Africa

  • Author: Mamman Daudu,J. N. Gbule
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Africa, West
  • Page: 147
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A History of African Christianity 1950-1975

A History of African Christianity 1950-1975

  • Author: Adrian Hastings
  • Publisher: CUP Archive
  • ISBN: 9780521293976
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
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The churches in Africa probably constitute the most important growth area for Christianity in the second half of the twentieth century. From being a number of rather tightly controlled 'mission fields' zealously guarded by the great missionary societies, Catholic and Protestant, they have emerged across the last decades in bewildering variety to selfhood, a membership of close on a hundred million adherents and an influential role both within their own societies and in the world Church. This book surveys the history of Christianity throughout sub-Saharan Africa during the third quarter of this century. It begins in 1950 at a time when the churches were still for the most part emphatically part of the colonial order and it takes the story on from there across the coming of political independence and the transformations of the 1960s and early 1970s.

A history of Christianity in Asia

A history of Christianity in Asia

  • Author: Samuel H. Moffett
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781570751622
  • Category: Religion
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Introduction to the History of Christianity in Africa

Introduction to the History of Christianity in Africa

  • Author: Lukas Malishi
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Africa
  • Page: 155
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A World History of Christianity

A World History of Christianity

  • Author: Adrian Hastings
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780802848758
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 608
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This superb volume provides the first genuinely global one-volume history of the rise and development of the Christian faith. An international team of specialists takes seriously the geographical diversity of the Christian story, discussing the impact of Christianity not only in the West but also in Latin America, Africa, India, the Orient and Australasia.

History of the Church in Africa

History of the Church in Africa

A Survey

  • Author: Jonathan Hildebrandt
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
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What is the truth concerning the origin of Christianity in Africa? Common beliefs are that it is a religion imported from Europe; a recently new arrival; and a largely discountinuous historical process. But whilst the great expansion od the Christian Church has undoubtedly taken place during the last 100 years, there is evidence to suggest that the origins lie deeper in the past. This book attenpts to establish where, when and how Christianity first came to Africa. The narrative begins in the first century AD, thence traces the major movements of the Christian faith on the continent over the centuries, emphasising the continuity of the development of the Church as a dynamic, worldwide faith. Some specific topics covered include: the North African Church AD200-AD700; the Nubian and Abyssinian churches; the challenge of Islam; the slave trade, its end and renewed missionary activity; Portuguese missionary activity; Christian expansion in South Africa; the work of Samuel Crowther and David Livingstone; the scramble for Africa and the colonial period; political independence; and the development of the autonomous church.

History of Christianity in West Africa Up to the 19th Century

History of Christianity in West Africa Up to the 19th Century

  • Author: Tongshinen Yohanna Wadak,Yohanna Tongshinen Wadak
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Africa, West
  • Page: 94
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Traditionalists, Muslims, and Christians in Africa

Traditionalists, Muslims, and Christians in Africa

Interreligious Encounters and Dialogue

  • Author: Prince Sorie Conteh
  • Publisher: Cambria Press
  • ISBN: 1604975962
  • Category: History
  • Page: 219
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As is the case for most of sub-Saharan Africa, African Traditional Religion (ATR) is the indigenous religion of Sierra Leone. When the early forebears and later progenitors of Islam and Christianity arrived, they met Sierra Leone indigenes with a remarkable knowledge of God and a structured religious system. Successive Muslim clerics, traders, and missionaries were respectful of and sensitive to the culture and religion of the indigenes who accommodated them and offered them hospitality. This approach resulted in a syncretistic brand of Islam. In contrast, most Christian missionaries adopted an exclusive and insensitive approach to African culture and religiosity. Christianity, especially Protestantism, demanded a complete abandonment of African culture and religion, and a total dedication to Christianity. This attitude is continued by some indigenous clerics and religious leaders to such an extent that Sierra Leone Indigenous Religion (SLIR) and its practitioners continue to be marginalised in Sierra Leone's interreligious dialogue and cooperation. Although the indigenes of Sierra Leone were and continue to be hospitable to Islam and Christianity, and in spite of the fact that SLIR shares affinity with Islam and Christianity in many theological and practical issues, and even though there are many Muslims and Christians who still hold on to traditional spirituality and culture, Muslim and Christian leaders of these immigrant religions are reluctant to include Traditionalists in interfaith issues in the country. The formation and constitution of the Inter-Religious Council of Sierra Leone (IRCSL), which has local and international recognition, did not include ATR. These considerations, then, beg the following questions: Why have Muslim and Christian leaders long marginalized ATR, its practices, and practitioners from interfaith dialogue and cooperation in Sierra Leone? What is lacking in ATR that continues to prevent practitioners of Christianity and Islam from officially involving Traditionalists in the socioreligious development of the country? This book investigates the reasons for the exclusion of ATR from interreligious dialogue/cooperation and ATR's relevance and place in the socioreligious landscape of Sierra Leone and the rest of the world. It also discusses possible ways for ATR's inclusion in the ongoing interfaith dialogue and cooperation in the country; this is important because people living side by side meet and interact personally and communally on a regular basis. As such, they share common resources; communal benefits; and the joys, crises, and sorrows of life. The social and cultural interaction and cooperation involved in this dialogue of life are what compel people to fully understand the worldviews of their neighbours and to seek out better relationships with them. Most of the extant books and courses about interreligious encounters and dialogue deal primarily with the interaction between two or more of the major world religions: Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Sikhism. This book fills a gap in the study of interreligious dialogue in Africa by taking into consideration the place and relevance of ATR in interreligious dialogue and cooperation in Sierra Leone. It provides the reader with basic knowledge of ATR, Islam, and Christianity in their Sierra Leonean contexts, and of interfaith encounters and dialogue among the three major faith traditions in Africa. As such, it provides for the first time a historical, chronological, and comparative study of interreligious encounters and dialogue among Traditionalists, Muslims, and Christians in Sierra Leone. Traditionalists, Muslims, and Christians in Africa is an important reference for scholars, researchers, religious leaders, missionaries, and all who are interested in interfaith cooperation and dialogue, especially among all three of Africa's major living religions-ATR, Islam, and Christianity."

African Identities and World Christianity in the Twentieth Century

African Identities and World Christianity in the Twentieth Century

Proceedings of the Third International Munich-Freising Conference on the History of Christianity in the Non-Western World (September 15-17, 2004)

  • Author: Klaus Koschorke,Jens Holger Schjørring
  • Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783447053310
  • Category: History
  • Page: 284
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The map of global Christianity continues to undergo dramatic changes, and on this map Africa comes to the fore. The proceedings of the Third International Conference at Munich-Freising on the History of Christianity in the Non-Western World seek to respond to the growing importance of Africa in the context of World Christianity. Prominent scholars from Africa and Europe deal with the manifold manifestations of African Christianity in the 20th century and the various ways in which "African" and "Christian" identities were formulated and interacted with each other. The negotiation of the local and the global in the process of forming African churches is discussed, as is the question of the impact of internal African debates and developments on global ecumenical discussions. From the table of contents (16 contributions): O.U. Kalu, A Trail of Ferment in African Christianity. Ethiopianism, Prophetism, PentecostalismK. Ward, African identities in the historic 'Mainline Churches'. A case study of the negotiation of local and global within African AnglicanismA. Anderson, African Independent Churches and Global Pentecostalism. Historical Connections and Common IdentitiesE. Kamphausen, 'African Cry'. Anmerkungen zur Entstehungsgeschichte einer kontextuellen Befreiungstheologie in AfrikaA. Adamavi-Aho Ekue, Troubled but not destroyed. The development of African Theologies and the paradigm of the 'Theology of reconstruction'K. Hock, Appropriated Vibrancy. 'Immediacy' as a Formative Element in African Theologies

The Church in Africa, 1450-1950

The Church in Africa, 1450-1950

  • Author: Adrian Hastings
  • Publisher: Clarendon Press
  • ISBN: 0191520551
  • Category: History
  • Page: 720
  • View: 2062
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"I can merely admire his courage in tackling so complex and difficult a subject; he should succeed in stimulating a fresh generation of research... this well-written, intelligent and lively study will greatly stimulate anyone fortunate enough to read it." Christianity provided the constitutive identity of historic Ethiopia. From the sixteenth century, and increasingly from the nineteenth, it entered decisively into the life and culture of an increasing number of other African peoples. In the course of the twentieth century, African Christians have become a major part of the world Church, and arguably modern African history as a whole is not intelligible without its powerful Christian element. Yet despite the great advance in African historiography over the last forty years, this is the first major volume to consider the historical development and character of the Christian Church in Africa as a whole, linking together Ehtiopia Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, and the numerousm 'Independent' churches of modern times. The book focuses throughout on the role of coversion, the shaping of Church life and its relationship to traditional values, and the impact of political power. Professor Hastings also compares the relation of Christian history to the comprable development of Islam in Africa.

The Religious Traditions of Africa

The Religious Traditions of Africa

A History

  • Author: Elizabeth Allo Isichei
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780325071145
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 409
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Written by a pioneering scholar in the African religious experience, this volume blends in-depth research and personnel accounts to explore the origins and effects of religion in Africa.

A history of the ecumenical movement in Africa

A history of the ecumenical movement in Africa

  • Author: James Amanze
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Christian union
  • Page: 320
  • View: 4351
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Christianity in Eurafrica

Christianity in Eurafrica

A History of the Church in Europe and Africa

  • Author: Steven Paas
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780998147727
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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This textbook for learners and teachers of the History of the Church focuses on the West and the South, on Europe and Africa, the continents whose histories have been increasingly intertwined since Antiquity.