Christianity in Africa - Orbis Books


Pages: 284

Binding: Softcover

Christianity in Africa

By: Kwame Bediako
  • $38.00


"What Luther and Calvin are for evangelical Christians globally, Kwame Bediako is for many African evangelicals. From his dramatic conversion in 1970 to his death in 2008, Bediako was the primary architect of and inspiration for theological work that grappled with the realities of African culture."—Bruce Barron, Christianity Today


"Lucidly written."--Religious Studies Review

Christianity’s center of gravity has shifted in the modern world from the continents of the North to the global South, with Africa playing a significant role in the resurgence of the faith. Here, Kwame Bediako is the first to examine this global transformation from an African perspective, offering a unique and compelling survey of the new role African Christianity is playing today. He examines the intellectual legacy of Edward Wilmot Blyden, the “Black Spokesman” who questioned the suitability of Western Christianity to Africa; discusses the Afrikania Moment of the twentieth century; explores the prospects of the modern African experience in the future shape of Christian theological discourse and in Christianity’s continuing social and cultural impact.

Kwame Bediako (1945-2008), a native of Ghana, was trained as a patrologist and historian. He served as rector of the Akrofi-Christaller Institute for Theology, Mission and Culture in Akropong, Ghana, and was a pioneer in the exploration and advancement of African Christianity. His other books include Jesus and the Gospel in Africa: History and Experience.

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