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Indigenous agency and the shaping of Christianity as an African religion – The Gospel Coalition

From African movements and personalities that constructively and deconstructively shaped Latin Christianity in Africa and the wider Roman world to the decisive role of African agents in the modern christian missions, this re-telling of the story of Christianity in Africa, re-positions Christianity as an African […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]