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What responsibilities follow the numerical dominance of Africans in World Christianity? – Quartz Africa

The projected numbers will certainly fill African christians with pride. But will the quality of religious faith be worth it for Africans and the world at large? How will African Christianity, the way it is going today, impact that future scenario? There are already more […]

Church unearthed in Ethiopia rewrites the history of African Christianity – Smithsonian Magazine Online

This archaeological finding is significant for the continual and more conscious construction of the cultural identity of African Christianity. It gives substance to, what may be described as, the lure and challenge of “historic Ethiopia” towards overcoming forms of Christianity sustained in foreign trappings. African […]

World’s most committed christians live in Africa, Latin America, U.S. – Pew Research Center

Should “frequency of worship attendance” and “regularity in prayer” as benchmarks for judging christian commitment be enough for African Christianity when it has not effectively inspired a better quality of lives – spiritually, morally and socio-economically – for a substantial percentage of the people? Christianity […]

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Mercy Amba Oduyoye and the place of women in African Christian Theology – Sojourners

The significance of Mercy Amber Oduyoye, fondly identified as the “mother of African women’s theologies,” goes beyond carving space for African women in Christian theology. It expands to the very being and identity of African Christianity within global Christianity. Oredein highlights this as Oduyoye’s greatest […]

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At 200, Liberia’s oldest church pledges to transform lives and renew communities – Front Page Africa

Liberia, Africa’s first independent nation, remains important for the 19th century christian missionary enterprise in Africa. It demonstrated a realization that Africans responded better to missionaries of African descent. In spite of her christian history, Liberia is still a struggling nation. The fact that “transformation […]

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Is the Indigenous spirituality of Africa able to positively domesticate African Christianity? – Harvard Gazette

In this ever-relevant interview, Nigeria’s Prof. Jacob Olupona confesses a conscious negotiation of his christian and African identities in a representative demonstration of the continuity of African religions in African Christianity. The details offer ideas on what makes for the complex manifestations of African Christianity. […]

Boom of Christian universities fills gap left by crisis in Africa’s educational system – The Conversation

The last two decades have seen a brisk growth in Christian universities in sub-Saharan Africa. This phenomenon exists at the intersection of two of the most dynamic social trends on the continent: the rapid rise of Christian adherence and the volatile growth of higher education. A century […]

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Timely questions for African Christianity from the biblical vision of church – a Book review

Dr. Conrad Mbawe, a pastor of Kabwata Baptist Church in Lusaka, Zambia and senior lecturer at African Christian University, constructively faces the hard and timely questions on that so far elusive interface between the biblical ideals of church building and the reality of an Africa […]

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The Spanish Flu and the awakening of indigenous spirituality in African Christianity – OZY

The Covid-19 global pandemic brings to mind how a similar global pandemic sparked off creative reception of Christianity that altered the direction of development of both christian and religious history of sub-Saharan Africa built on a continuity of African spirituality in African Christianity. A century […]

The African spiritual ancestry of Latin (Western) Christianity – Angelus News

Indeed, since much of Latin Christianity was intellectually and culturally shaped from the strategic North African provinces of the Roman empire in Carthage and Alexandria. Perhaps, time has come for the “un-whitening” of the relevant characters that shaped early Latin Christianity. African Christianity must take […]

Is it time to re-examine the influence of American evangelicalism on African evangelicals? – The Conversation

The influence of American evangelicalism in African Christianity is quite significant. This significance might be the last huddle keeping African christianity from emerging as truly and effectively African. It sustains the farce of the christian message as a “universal thought” that must be kept pure […]

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African Pentecostals and the spiritual war against coronavirus – The Conversation

Does the belief that it can offer more than cultivating “a sense of hope and mutual care in the face of uncertainty” by hyping the limits of spiritual warfare make African pentecostals and evangelicals risk being delusional? Since the emergence of COVID-19, a number of media commentators and academics have […]

Origins of Coptic Christianity in ancient Egypt’s religio-cultural context – National Geographic

At last, some indications of the influence of ancient Egypt’s language, history and culture in Egyptian Christianity, which survives as Coptic christianity. Latin Christianity, as the religion of the Roman empire, which sought to wipe out earlier alternative christian faiths, became gradually watered down and […]

Complex roots and dynamics of Pentecostalism in African Christianity – Lausanne Movement

It is important to note that “charismatic” manifestations based on the “pneumatic aspect of Christianity” predated or came in parallel with the Asuza street and subsequent pentecostal-type revivals in the West. Has African Pentecostalism truly matured a distinctive spirituality? What is distinctive about present day […]