n Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Jesus in Africa: The Christian gospel in African history and experience, Bediako K. : book review

Volume 43, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-9507



The second focusses specifically on theology and culture. Here African theology is a derivative of African 'primal religion' where knowledge of God is not dependent on missionary intervention but is a recognised as having its own distinctive integrity and which may have a pre-Christian and pluralistic origin. Bediako stresses that culture is not a deterrent to faith and mat indeed provide a vehicle for its growth through communication/translation embedded in language. As the gospel is inculturated the Christian message is reconfigured in particular contexts.

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