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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: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • ISBN: 0802808433
  • 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.

History of Christianity

History of Christianity

  • Author: Paul Johnson
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1451688512
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 576
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First published in 1976, Paul Johnson’s exceptional study of Christianity has been loved and widely hailed for its intensive research, writing, and magnitude—“a tour de force, one of the most ambitious surveys of the history of Christianity ever attempted and perhaps the most radical” (New York Review of Books). In a highly readable companion to books on faith and history, the scholar and author Johnson has illuminated the Christian world and its fascinating history in a way that no other has. Johnson takes off in the year 49 with his namesake the apostle Paul. Thus beginning an ambitious quest to paint the centuries since the founding of a little-known ‘Jesus Sect’, A History of Christianity explores to a great degree the evolution of the Western world. With an unbiased and overall optimistic tone, Johnson traces the fantastic scope of the consequent sects of Christianity and the people who followed them. Information drawn from extensive and varied sources from around the world makes this history as credible as it is reliable. Invaluable understanding of the framework of modern Christianity—and its trials and tribulations throughout history—has never before been contained in such a captivating work.

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.

Jesus and the Gospel in Africa

Jesus and the Gospel in Africa

History and Experience

  • Author: Kwame Bediako
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • ISBN: 1608332500
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 124
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How Africa Shaped the Christian Mind

How Africa Shaped the Christian Mind

Rediscovering the African Seedbed of Western Christianity

  • Author: Thomas C. Oden
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN: 0830837051
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 204
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Thomas C. Oden surveys the decisive role of African Christians and theologians in shaping the doctrines and practices of the church of the first five centuries, and makes an impassioned plea for the rediscovery of that heritage. Christians throughout the world will benefit from this reclaiming of an important heritage.

Christianity in Eurafrica

Christianity in Eurafrica

A History of the Church in Europe and Africa

  • Author: Steven Paas
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780998147727
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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.

The Lost History of Christianity

The Lost History of Christianity

The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia--and How It Died

  • Author: John Philip Jenkins
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 9780061980596
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 336
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“Jenkins is one of America’s top religious scholars.” —Forbes magazine The Lost History of Christianity by Philip Jenkins offers a revolutionary view of the history of the Christian church. Subtitled “The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia—and How It Died,” it explores the extinction of the earliest, most influential Christian churches of China, India, and the Middle East, which held the closest historical links to Jesus and were the dominant expression of Christianity throughout its first millennium. The remarkable true story of the demise of the institution that shaped both Asia and Christianity as we know them today, The Lost History of Christianity is a controversial and important work of religious scholarship that sounds a warning that must be heeded.

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.

The Church in Africa, 1450-1950

The Church in Africa, 1450-1950

  • Author: Adrian Hastings
  • Publisher: Clarendon Press
  • ISBN: 0191520551
  • Category: History
  • Page: 720
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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.

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.

Christianity in Roman Africa

Christianity in Roman Africa

The Development of Its Practices and Beliefs

  • Author: J. Patout Burns,Robin M. Jensen
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • ISBN: 146744037X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 736
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In-depth, illustrated exploration of how early North African Christians lived out their faith Using a combination of literary and archeological evidence, this in-depth, illustrated book documents the development of Christian practices and doctrine in Roman Africa -- contemporary Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco -- from the second century through the Arab conquest in the seventh century. Robin Jensen and Patout Burns, in collaboration with Graeme W. Clarke, Susan T. Stevens, William Tabbernee, and Maureen A. Tilley, skillfully reconstruct the rituals and practices of Christians in the ancient buildings and spaces where those practices were performed. Numerous site drawings and color photographs of the archeological remains illuminate the discussions. This work provides valuable new insights into the church fathers Tertullian, Cyprian, and Augustine. Most significantly, it offers a rich, unprecedented look at early Christian life in Roman Africa, including the development of key rituals and practices such as baptism and eucharist, the election and ordination of leaders, marriage, and burial. In exploring these, Christianity in Roman Africa shows how the early African Christians consistently fought to preserve the holiness of the church amid change and challenge.

Christianity

Christianity

The First Three Thousand Years

  • Author: Diarmaid MacCulloch
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101189993
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 1216
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The New York Times bestseller and definitive history of Christianity for our time—from the award-winning author of The Reformation and Silence A product of electrifying scholarship conveyed with commanding skill, Diarmaid MacCulloch's Christianity goes back to the origins of the Hebrew Bible and encompasses the globe. It captures the major turning points in Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox history and fills in often neglected accounts of conversion and confrontation in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. MacCulloch introduces us to monks and crusaders, heretics and reformers, popes and abolitionists, and discover Christianity's essential role in shaping human history and the intimate lives of men and women. And he uncovers the roots of the faith that galvanized America, charting the surprising beliefs of the founding fathers, the rise of the Evangelical movement and of Pentecostalism, and the recent crises within the Catholic Church. Bursting with original insights and a great pleasure to read, this monumental religious history will not soon be surpassed.

A History of Christian Missions

A History of Christian Missions

  • Author: Stephen Neill,Owen Chadwick
  • Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
  • ISBN: 9780140137637
  • Category: History
  • Page: 528
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Professor Neill's excellent and authoriatative survey examines centuries of missionary activity, beginning with Christ and working through the Crusades and the colonization of Asia and Africa up to the present day.

History of Christianity in Africa in the Context of African History

History of Christianity in Africa in the Context of African History

A Comparative Assessment of Four Recent Historiographical Contributions

  • Author: F. J. Verstraelen
  • Publisher: African Books Collective
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 46
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This book presents an outline of recent developments and approaches in Christian historiography. It reviews and assesses four important contributions by non-African historians to the field of study, Baur, Isichei, Hastings and Sundkler. The author, former head of Religious Studies at the University of Zimbabwe, argues that African historians/Christians are bringing fresh perspectives to the study of African Chrisitanity and Christian history, and that the future of historiography of Christianity in Africa lies in an open and critical dialogue between African and non-African perspectives.

Christianity in Africa and the African Diaspora

Christianity in Africa and the African Diaspora

The Appropriation of a Scattered Heritage

  • Author: Roswith Gerloff,Afe Adogame,Klaus Hock
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 144112330X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 368
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An exploration of the rapid development of African Christianity, offering an analysis and interpretation of its movements and issues.

Routledge Companion to Christianity in Africa

Routledge Companion to Christianity in Africa

  • Author: Elias Kifon Bongmba
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134505841
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 578
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The Routledge Companion to Christianity in Africa offers a multi-disciplinary analysis of the Christian tradition across the African continent and throughout a long historical span. The volume offers historical and thematic essays tracing the introduction of Christianity in Africa, as well as its growth, developments, and effects, including the lived experience of African Christians. Individual chapters address the themes of Christianity and gender, the development of African-initiated churches, the growth of Pentecostalism, and the influence of Christianity on issues of sexuality, music, and public health. This comprehensive volume will serve as a valuable overview and reference work for students and researchers worldwide.

A History of Christianity

A History of Christianity

  • Author: Owen Chadwick
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780312187231
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 304
  • View: 4458
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Presents a history of the Christian faith, from its beginning as a Jewish sect to the impact of twentieth-century issues such as birth control, Muslim fundamentalism, and Nazi racism

Ancient African Christianity

Ancient African Christianity

An Introduction to a Unique Context and Tradition

  • Author: David E. Wilhite
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135121419
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 426
  • View: 9470
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Christianity spread across North Africa early, and it remained there as a powerful force much longer than anticipated. While this African form of Christianity largely shared the Latin language and Roman culture of the wider empire, it also represented a unique tradition that was shaped by its context. Ancient African Christianity attempts to tell the story of Christianity in Africa from its inception to its eventual disappearance. Well-known writers such as Tertullian, Cyprian, and Augustine are studied in light of their African identity, and this tradition is explored in all its various expressions. This book is ideal for all students of African Christianity and also a key introduction for anyone wanting to know more about the history, religion, and philosophy of these early influential Christians whose impact has extended far beyond the African landscape.

West African Christianity

West African Christianity

The Religious Impact

  • Author: Lamin Sanneh
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • ISBN: 1608331490
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: N.A
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Christianity in the Twentieth Century

Christianity in the Twentieth Century

A World History

  • Author: Brian Stanley
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400890314
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 504
  • View: 6602
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A history of unparalleled scope that charts the global transformation of Christianity during an age of profound political and cultural change Christianity in the Twentieth Century charts the transformation of one of the world's great religions during an age marked by world wars, genocide, nationalism, decolonization, and powerful ideological currents, many of them hostile to Christianity. Written by a leading scholar of world Christianity, the book traces how Christianity evolved from a religion defined by the culture and politics of Europe to the expanding polycentric and multicultural faith it is today--one whose growing popular support is strongest in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, China, and other parts of Asia. Brian Stanley sheds critical light on themes of central importance for understanding the global contours of modern Christianity, illustrating each one with contrasting case studies, usually taken from different parts of the world. Unlike other books on world Christianity, this one is not a regional survey or chronological narrative, nor does it focus on theology or ecclesiastical institutions. Rather, Stanley provides a history of Christianity as a popular faith experienced and lived by its adherents, telling a compelling and multifaceted story of Christendom's fortunes in Europe, North America, and across the rest of the globe. Transnational in scope and drawing on the latest scholarship, Christianity in the Twentieth Century demonstrates how Christianity has had less to fear from the onslaughts of secularism than from the readiness of Christians themselves to accommodate their faith to ideologies that privilege racial identity or radical individualism.