n Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Equipped and ready to serve? Transforming theology and religious studies in Africa




"What can one do with Theology or Religious Studies?" This is a recurring question with which students enrolled for Theology and Religious Studies in many African institutions grapple. In some instances, they are mocked by their peers enrolled in 'more prestigious' programmes. This article examines the need for transforming African Theology and Religious Studies in Africa so that these disciplines are better prepared to tackle relevant, contemporary and emerging issues. Currently, conservatism has prevented these disciplines from offering robust and incisive responses to the pressing issues of our time. The article argues that Theology and Religious Studies must produce competent graduates who can contribute to the process of addressing Africa's challenges.


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