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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)
editor(s): Koschorke, Klaus
contributor(s): Mitherausgeber: Schjorring, Jens H;
volume: 10
pages/dimensions: 284 Seiten
language: Englisch, Deutsch
binding: Buch (Paperback)
dimensions: 17,00 × 24,00 cm
weight: 500g
edition: 1. Auflage
publishing date: 02.01.2006
prices: 38,00 Eur[D] / 39,10 Eur[A]
ISBN: 978-3-447-05331-0
38,00 Eur

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, Pentecostalism
K. Ward, African identities in the historic ‘Mainline Churches’. A case study of the negotiation of local and global within African Anglicanism
A. Anderson, African Independent Churches and Global Pentecostalism. Historical Connections and Common Identities
E. Kamphausen, ‚African Cry’. Anmerkungen zur Entstehungsgeschichte einer kontextuellen Befreiungstheologie in Afrika
A. Adamavi-Aho Ekué, 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