oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Jesus Christ, where are you? Themes in West African church historiography at the edge of the 21st century
|Article Title||Jesus Christ, where are you? Themes in West African church historiography at the edge of the 21st century|
|© Publisher:||Southern African Missiological Society (SAMS)|
|Journal||Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies|
|Affiliations||1 Church History, University of Nigeria, Nsukka|
|Publication Date||Aug 2002|
|Pages||235 - 264|
|Keyword(s)||Abrahamic religions, Credibility of gospel, Eco-sensitive, Integrity of creation, Justice, Pauperisation, Peace, Perceived Christianity, Pluralism, Post-colonial era, Religious predominance, Socio-economic mission, Trans-Saharan gold trade and Voodoo|
In most West African countries Christianity does not constitute a majority. In spite of the jeopardy of the Western-African encounter, Christianity is vibrant and colourful in West Africa and has grown rapidly in the last three decades. But what is church history? It is a different genre of history with a circumscribed goal, a theological underpinning and a People-orientation. Its goal is to understand the pattern of the presence and meaning of the kingdom in the lives of communities.
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