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Prosperity Gospel in Zambia: The Problems of Engaging African Theology Using English

Prosperity Gospel in Zambia: The Problems of Engaging African Theology Using English

In this review essay, missionary-scholar Jim Harries challenges Western assumptions used to decry the prosperity gospel as it is taught and believed in Africa. Hermen Kroesbergen, ed., In Search of Health and Wealth: The Prosperity Gospel in African, Reformed Perspective (Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock, 2014). In reviewing a book about Africa written in English, […]

Exploring the African Seedbed in Biblical History, Christian Theology and Spirituality

Exploring the African Seedbed in Biblical History, Christian Theology and Spirituality

Dr. Antipas L. Harris (Twitter: @drantipas ) moderated the Global Think Tank on “Exploring the African Seedbed in Biblical History, Christian Theology and Spirituality” at the 2017 Bishop TD Jakes International Pastors and Leadership Conference. More than 8,000 people attended. The response to the Global Think Tank has been outstanding! People are very interested in […]

Samuel Waje Kunhiyop: African Christian Theology

Samuel Waje Kunhiyop: African Christian Theology

Samuel Waje Kunhiyop, African Christian Theology (Hippo Books/Zondervan, 2012), 250 pages, ISBN 9789966003164. Theology as a reflection on God and his creatures is eternal, but some of the questions we ask and our discourse about God are rooted in our experiences, cultural beliefs and worldview. Therefore our understanding of theology is also rooted in our […]

Holiness in African Perspective

Holiness in African Perspective

Missionary-scholar Jim Harries discusses the difference between the biblical categories of clean and unclean, holy and common. He argues that neither Africa or the West have a correct understanding of these concepts.   A story about man whose neighbours describe as a good Christian. The man was a passenger on a bus. He went to […]

The Preeminence of Life: Towards an African Christian Cosmology in Intercultural Context

The Preeminence of Life: Towards an African Christian Cosmology in Intercultural Context

A fresh look at how emphasizing full life can transform how we do mission. Without life all else that may be considered of value is nothing. African people are not easily convinced of the hegemony of science that seems to sideline life itself. Once undermined, the rather groundless assumption that life only exists in a […]

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