By Clifton R. Clarke,Allan Anderson

ISBN-10: 1498256171

ISBN-13: 9781498256179

ISBN-10: 1608994333

ISBN-13: 9781608994335

The measure to which Christianity has been embraced through Africa south of the Sahara has been a phenomenon that has ended in a better exam of the mutual effect of the Christian religion and African tradition. a vital query during this carrying on with debate is how African Christians can include a religion, which got here to them through Europe and North the US, in a manner that's real to the Bible and while be the faith of African humans. for lots of, the African Indigenous church buildings epitomize this stress among religion and tradition. on the middle of this debate lies Jesus Christ. How are Africans in post-missionary Africa to talk of Christ in a manner that's actually significant to the African and during the worldview that's their own?

Clarke questions the theological axis on which Christology in Africa has revolved and upon which Christological discourse has been constructed. He advocates a second look of the language and symbolism, or orality, as a method of articulating who Jesus is for Africans in ways in which are compatible to their context and worldview.

Drawing upon a large-scale questionnaire survey, different qualitative examine equipment, and theologians and researchers of African religions and tradition, Clarke represents a grassroots point of view of how Christ is skilled in Akan African Indigenous church buildings in Ghana.

"Chafing for too lengthy less than the yoke of a Western Christianity that was once inappropriate to their context, African Spirit church buildings have emerged with a energetic, inculturated religion pitched on the wavelength of African want. The biblical Christ they joyfully worship resembles, thinks like, and speaks like an African. African Christology provides this crucial voice to the Christological dialog, increasing and enriching it with distinct, illuminating insights and views. A wanted contribution to theological scholarship and international Christianity!"
--Trevor Grizzle
Professor of recent Testament
Oral Roberts University

"Clarke's African Christology is a needs to learn, not just for these drawn to African theology nor just for students, historians, and missiologists of African Christianity, yet for all attracted to and referred to as to the Christian theological firm in a post-western, post-Enlightenment, and post-Christendom global. Systematicians, dogmaticians, and educational theologians around the self-discipline who soak up this booklet can be challenged to reconsider their methodological paradigms for Christian theological discourse within the twenty-first century.
--Amos Yong
J. Rodman Williams Professor of Theology
Regent University

"Much has been written at the project historical past of the African self reliant church buildings, arguably the main major improvement in African Christianity in the final century. Clifton's important examine takes us into their realizing of Jesus Christ. The huge use it makes in their oral theological discourses on Jesus Christ allows us to understand the Christological importance of Christian non secular innovation in Africa."
--J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu
Professor of African Christianity and Pentecostal Theology
Trinity Theological Seminary, Ghana

Clifton Clarke is affiliate Professor of worldwide Missions and international Christianity at Regent college and is an ordained bishop within the Church of God (Cleveland, TN).

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