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

Volume 30, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-9507



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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