Method in Theology and Missiology continues to be problematic. This article provides a contribution to the ongoing debate. The focus of this method is in praxis: Mission is understood here as the ongoing praxis of the church. Missiological method should be a reflection on praxis which provides direction for praxis. The author argues that three steps in method need to be addressed.
No attempt has thus far been made to provide a critical overview of the broad scope of literature available on religion in Malawi. This article offers a brief critical overview of the field, to serve as an introductory point of reference for interested scholars. Under the main rubrics of African Traditional Religion, Islam and Christianity (each with numerous sub-headings) it presents an annotated bibliography to introduce the reader to all the important publications in this area. The article ends by identifying neglected areas of research.
Nigerian Gospel music emerged in the 1970s as a distinctive genre when choral groups moved their performance from the liturgical setting in the churches into the public domain. This transition adapted Gospel music for entertainment and commercial purposes. The texts of the sons are based on biblical and traditional Christian concepts. but their performance combines both western and traditional musical instruments.
Africa has always had a system that provided for the mental health and well-being of people. Africans believe that when something disturbs the harmonious interaction of the different forces. It affects not only the individual, the victim, or the person responsible, but the whole community. In this regard, the counselling or the healing provided to the individual also heals the whole community.
The translation of the New Testament in Swahili for the use of the Sukuma in Tanzania, is criticised for several reasons. It is written in a literary style which will make it accessible only to a small group of the Sukuma who have been educated to a high standard in this language. Also the vocabulary used will frequently not be recognised by the Sukuma, who use Swahili mainly as a lingua franca.
All spheres and dimensions of our land and lives are increasingly permeated by ""the African way"", which, contrary to popular perception, does not merely consist of a string of strange customs and interesting rituals, but is in fact a manner of being. Growing consensus exists among black and white African theologians, religionists philosophers and other scientists that, in the midst of numerous variables, a dominant cosmological view of life and of the world prevails in Africa.