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Writing African Christianity

Perspectives from the History of the Historiography of African Christianity

Elias Kifon Bongmba

1. Introduction Studying and writing the history of African Christianity calls for critical dialogue on the nature of the task ahead. The scholarship on African Christianity has grown to the extent that one can only speak from a perspective. It is important to emphasize as Jean

Paul Kollman

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/157006610X493107 Journal of Religion in Africa 40 (2010) 3-32 Classifying African Christianities: Past, Present, and Future: Part One 1 Paul Kollman 130 Malloy Hall, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA pkollman

Paul Kollman

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/157006610X498724 Journal of Religion in Africa 40 (2010) 118-148 Classifying African Christianities, Part Two: Th e Anthropology of Christianity and Generations of African Christians Paul Kollman 130 Malloy Hall, University of Notre

Babatunde Aderemi Adedibu

, the term migrant churches is used, in Netherlands immigrant churches,” while in Britain they are referred to as black-led or Black Majority Churches (BMCs). 1 African Christianity in the twenty-first century is not geographically defined but is now globalized with a visible presence in the West and

Clifton R. Clarke Abstract In this review article some of the key ideas presented in the scholarship of Ogbu Kalu on African Christianity generally, and African Pentecostalism specifi cally, are discussed. Th e review commends Professor Kalu for broadening the historiography of Pentecostalism beyond North America and Europe

David T. Ngong

morphed into Pentecostal theology, is directing the piety of African Christians. It calls on African theology of inculturation, especially as manifested in the Pentecostalization of African Christianity, to move from the now popular task of describing and embracing what Christians already believe and

Simon Coleman

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/157006611X592296 Journal of Religion in Africa 41 (2011) 243-255 Introduction: Negotiating Personhood in African Christianities Simon Coleman Department and Center for the Study of Religion University of Toronto, Jackman Humanities

The Prosperity Gospel in the African Diaspora

Unethical Theology or Gospel in Context?

Mika Vähäkangas

* The author wants to express his gratitude to the members of the projects: African Christian Identity, Interpreting African Christianity, and Seeking for Wholeness in an Enchanted World, especially Dr. Päivi Hasu for her comments, as well as participants of the Poverty, Politics and Prayer

Lovemore Togarasei

Pentecostalism, African Christianity, Poverty, Prosperity Gospel, Southern Africa Introduction This paper is concerned with the issue of poverty in Africa. Africa is home to the world’s poorest people. Indeed some people have described Africa thus, ‘To think of Africa is to think of poverty.’ 1 In this paper

David Maxwell

WRITING THE HISTORY OF AFRICAN CHRISTIANITY: REFLECTIONS OF AN EDITOR 1 by DAVID MAXWELL (University of Keele) ABSTRACT This article reviews the literature on African Christian Studies from the 1990s onwards and suggests new directions for research. The fi eld has drawn great impe- tus from a