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Questions around Pope Francis’ acceptance of Cardinal Robert Sarah’s resignation – Vatican News

Was Cardinal Sarah, as prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, ideologically acting in opposition to (effectively sabotaging) the reforms of Pope Francis? There was a 12 months lag between the Pope’s written request (14/12/2014) for Cardinal Sarah’s decastry […]

A majority block of Nigerian Methodist leaders support separation, take stand against homosexuality – Juicy Ecumenism

“Whereas, we await the deliberation and resolution of the 2021 General Conference, we the under signed, leaders want to re-iterate our position as the traditionalists rooted in the Scripture and strongly believing that homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching.” The Nigerian leaders’ statement makes clear […]

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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. […]

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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 […]