Studying and writing the history of AfricanChristianity calls for critical dialogue on the nature of the task ahead. The scholarship on AfricanChristianity has grown to the extent that one can only speak from a perspective. It is important to emphasize as Jean
, 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
AfricanChristianity in the twenty-first century is not geographically defined but is now globalized with a visible presence in the West and
@regent.edu Abstract In this review article some of the key ideas presented in the scholarship of Ogbu Kalu on AfricanChristianity 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
This article engages the work of two prominent but recently deceased scholars of AfricanChristianity, namely, the Gambian Lamin Sanneh (1942-2019) and the Cameroonian Fabien Eboussi Boulaga (1934-2018). While these two scholars may appear to be unlikely bedfellows, the
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 AfricanChristianity, to move from the now popular task of describing and embracing what Christians already believe and
Critical Readings in the History of Christian Mission presents a selection of texts that introduces students and researchers to the multi- and interdisciplinary field of mission history and apprises them with current discussions, insights and theories. Prefaced by an introduction that portrays the state of the art of the field, the four parts acquaint readers with methodological considerations and recurring themes in the academic study of the history of mission. Part one revolves around methods, part two documents approaches, while parts three and four consist of thematic clusters, such as mission and language, medical mission, mission and education, women and mission, mission and politics, and mission and art. The text-selection represents a wide variety of disciplines, authors and backgrounds; most are recent publications (from 1990 onwards). The texts were chosen because they are thought provoking and address the complexities involved in studying the history of Christian mission.
Critical Readings in the History of Christian Mission is suitable for course-work and teaching purposes.
* The author wants to express his gratitude to the members of the projects: African Christian Identity, Interpreting AfricanChristianity, 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