African Identities and World Christianity in the Twentieth Century: Proceedings of the Third International Munich-Freising Conference on the History of Christianity in the Non-Western World (September 15-17, 2004)

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Klaus Koschorke, Jens Holger Schjørring
Otto Harrassowitz Verlag, 2005 - History - 284 pages
The map of global Christianity continues to undergo dramatic changes, and on this map Africa comes to the fore. The proceedings of the Third International Conference at Munich-Freising on the History of Christianity in the Non-Western World seek to respond to the growing importance of Africa in the context of World Christianity. Prominent scholars from Africa and Europe deal with the manifold manifestations of African Christianity in the 20th century and the various ways in which "African" and "Christian" identities were formulated and interacted with each other. The negotiation of the local and the global in the process of forming African churches is discussed, as is the question of the impact of internal African debates and developments on global ecumenical discussions. From the table of contents (16 contributions): O.U. Kalu, A Trail of Ferment in African Christianity. Ethiopianism, Prophetism, PentecostalismK. Ward, African identities in the historic 'Mainline Churches'. A case study of the negotiation of local and global within African AnglicanismA. Anderson, African Independent Churches and Global Pentecostalism. Historical Connections and Common IdentitiesE. Kamphausen, 'African Cry'. Anmerkungen zur Entstehungsgeschichte einer kontextuellen Befreiungstheologie in AfrikaA. Adamavi-Aho Ekue, Troubled but not destroyed. The development of African Theologies and the paradigm of the 'Theology of reconstruction'K. Hock, Appropriated Vibrancy. 'Immediacy' as a Formative Element in African Theologies
 

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Contents

Editorial
7
African identities in the historic Mainline Churches A case study
49
African Independent Churches and Global Pentecostalism Historical
63
African Cry Anmerkungen zur Entstehungsgeschichte einer
77
Troubled but not destroyed The development of African Theologies
101
Das Alte Testament und die Entstehung Afrikanischer Unabhängiger
127
Challenging the Christian Monopoly on the Bible An Aspect
141
The first generation of African Old Testament scholars African
149
Missionary Attitudes towards African Traditional Religions
181
Let there be Light Aspects of the Swedish missionary venture
199
TwentiethCentury German Protestant Views of African Christianity
215
African Instituted Churches in Europe Continuity
225
Afrikaner auf beiden Seiten des Atlantik Fremdheit als Identitat
245
History of Christianity in Africa and Asia in comparative perspective
265
Authors
283
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Africa through European Christian Eyes The World Missionary
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