Re imagining African Christologies

Re imagining African Christologies Author Victor I. Ezigbo
ISBN-10 9781606088227
Release 2010-02-08
Pages 356
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"Who do you say that I am" (Mark 8:29) is the question of Christology. By asking this question, Jesus invites his followers to interpret him from within their own contexts-history, experience, and social location. Therefore, all responses to Jesus's invitation are contextual. But for too long, many theologians particularly in the West have continued to see Christology as a universal endeavor that is devoid of any contextual influences. This understanding of Christology undermines Jesus's expectations from us to imagine and appropriate him from within our own contexts. In Re-imagining African Christologies, Victor I. Ezigbo presents a constructive exposition of the unique ways that many African theologians and lay Christians from various church denominations have interpreted and appropriated Jesus Christ in their own contexts. He also articulates the constructive contributions that these African Christologies can make to the development of Christological discourse in non-African Christian communities.



Introducing Christian Theologies Volume Two

Introducing Christian Theologies  Volume Two Author Victor I. Ezigbo
ISBN-10 9781620329795
Release 2015-12-31
Pages 382
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Should Christianity's theological face remain largely European and North American in the twenty-first century in the wake of the expansion of Christianity in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Latin America? The question about the "theological face" of Christianity cannot be ignored. For too long African, Asian, and Latin American theologians have been left out of mainstream theological discussions. Few standard textbooks on Christian theology acknowledge the unique contributions theologians from these continents have made to global Christianity. Introducing Christian Theologies: Voices from Global Christian Communities is a two-volume textbook that alters the predominantly European and North American "theological face" of Christianity by interacting with voices of Christian communities from across the globe. Introducing Christian Theologies explores the works of key theologians from around the world, highlighting their unique contributions to Christian theology and doctrine.



Jude and 2 Peter

Jude and 2 Peter Author Andrew M. Mbuvi
ISBN-10 0718894421
Release 2016-08
Pages 304
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Should Christianity's theological face remain largely European and North American in the twenty-first century in the wake of the expansion of Christianity in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Latin America? The question about the "theological face" of Christianity cannot be ignored. For too long African, Asian, and Latin American theologians have been left out of mainstream theological discussions. Few standard textbooks on Christian theology acknowledge the unique contributions theologians from these continents have made to global Christianity. Introducing Christian Theologies: Voices from Global Christian Communities is a two-volume textbook that alters the predominantly European and North American "theological face" of Christianity by interacting with the voices of Christian communities from around the globe. Introducing Christian Theologies explores the works of key theologians from across the globe, highlighting their unique contributions to Christian theology and doctrine.



Introducing Christian Theologies Volume One

Introducing Christian Theologies  Volume One Author Victor I. Ezigbo
ISBN-10 9781610973649
Release 2013-08-21
Pages 304
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Should Christianity's theological face remain largely European and North American in the twenty-first century in the wake of the expansion of Christianity in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Latin America? The question about the "theological face" of Christianity cannot be ignored. For too long African, Asian, and Latin American theologians have been left out of mainstream theological discussions. Few standard textbooks on Christian theology acknowledge the unique contributions theologians from these continents have made to global Christianity. Introducing Christian Theologies: Voices from Global Christian Communities is a two-volume textbook that alters the predominantly European and North American "theological face" of Christianity by interacting with the voices of the Christian communities from around the globe. Introducing Christian Theologies explores the works of key theologians from across the globe, highlighting their unique contributions to Christian theology and doctrine.



Christians and Churches of Africa Envisioning the Future

Christians and Churches of Africa Envisioning the Future Author
ISBN-10 2723501388
Release 2002
Pages 108
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Christians and Churches of Africa Envisioning the Future has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Christians and Churches of Africa Envisioning the Future also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Christians and Churches of Africa Envisioning the Future book for free.



Re imagining the parish

Re imagining the parish Author Patrick J. Brennan
ISBN-10 0824510747
Release 1991-02-25
Pages 151
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Re Imagining the Church

Re Imagining the Church Author Robert J. Suderman
ISBN-10 9781498290937
Release 2016-09-30
Pages 258
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The church. What has it become? What was it meant to be? Does it pave the way or get in the way? Are we suspicious of the institutionalization of church bureaucracy? Or thrilled with the relevant impact of its presence? Robert J. Suderman writes about the church as a practitioner. His inspiration emerges out of the crossroads of biblical vision and human sincerity always tempered with frailty. Years of ministry, never a stranger to complexity, only serve to sharpen the vision of possibility. His imagination of what can be is never divorced from the realities of what is. He does not bow to the common assumption that "you can't get there from here." "Here" is the only possible point of origin for us. In his succinct, easy to understand writing style, Suderman provides insightful and thought-provoking perspectives to what it means to be the church. To be a people "called out" to participate together in God's activity in the world, and to create programs and structures needed for effective ministry are two sides of the same coin. This book is for dreamers and bureaucrats alike; indeed, it assumes that the two are indispensable pieces of God's coming presence. Introduction by: Tom Yoder Neufeld



Indigenous Black Theology

Indigenous Black Theology Author J. Clark
ISBN-10 9781137002839
Release 2012-10-10
Pages 186
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This work is concerned with the way Black Christian formation, because of the acceptance of universal, absolute, and exclusive Christian doctrines, seems to justify and even encourage anti-African sentiment.



Power in the Blood

Power in the Blood Author JoAnne Marie Terrell
ISBN-10 UOM:39015046892504
Release 1998
Pages 187
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"Can the gospel message of the Atonement have a liberative message for black Christians? Is there, indeed, "power in the blood of Jesus"?" "This study of the meaning of the cross in the African American religious experience is both comprehensive and powerful: comprehensive because it explores the meaning of the cross - symbol of suffering and sacrifice - from the early beginnings of Christianity through modern times, and powerful because it is written by a black woman who has experienced abuse and the oppression of field-work."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved



Religion in America

Religion in America Author Hans Krabbendam
ISBN-10 9053838996
Release 2004
Pages 306
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The essays in this volume range widely and includes topics such as the role of religion in shaping American diversity: the lasting legacy of Puritanism in a multicultural society; the appropriation of religious space and national symbolism; the changing intersections of religion, race, and gender in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; religious paradigms in ethnic autobiographies; religion and consumer culture; the religious imagination of American and European women; and the religious exchange between Europe and the United States as shown in illustrations, hymns, evangelism and contemporary worship practices.



The Church as Salt and Light

The Church as Salt and Light Author Stan Chu Ilo
ISBN-10 9780227680087
Release 2012-10-25
Pages 170
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At once prophetic, pastoral, and personal, this book applies the symbols of "salt" and "light" as ecclesiological images for reimaging the African Church for today and tomorrow. The proposal of this book is to reconsider the path towards abundant life for God's people in the challenging context of African continent, and through the agency of African Christianity. The contributors stress the necessity of de-Westernizing African Christianity and ask these fundamental questions: What is the face of Jesus in African Christianity? What is the face and identity of the Church in Africa? What positive imprint is Christianity leaving on the lives and societies of African Christians? Does the Christian message have the potential of positively affecting African civilization as it once did in Europe? What is the relevance and place of African Christianity as a significant voice in shaping both the future of Africa and that of world Christianity?



African Theology in Images

African Theology in Images Author Martin Ott
ISBN-10 9990881219
Release 2007
Pages 604
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This is a revised and updated edition of the comprehensive study of the role of art in the process of inculturation in Africa, first issued in 2000. The study is a substantial contribution toward a theology of inculcation in Africa, and enriches the debate on indigenous African and Christian artistic traditions. It represents the first systematic theology constructed in and from Malawi that establishes a theology of symbolic expression in Africa.



The gold coast church and the ghetto

The gold coast church and the ghetto Author James K. Wellman
ISBN-10 0252024893
Release 1999-10
Pages 257
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One of the nation's best known churches, Fourth Presbyterian is a thriving mainline church housed in an elegant Gothic building in Chicago's wealthy Gold Coast neighborhood. Less than a mile to the west is another world: the Cabrini-Green low- income housing projects. In this evenhanded account, James Wellman surveys the church's history of balancing its theological aims and its social boundaries and sheds light on the strengths and weaknesses of liberal Protestantism as a modern religious institution. Wellman shows how Fourth Presbyterian has moved from an establishment congregation to what he calls a lay liberal church working to overcome class and race inequality in its urban context while carving out its institutional identity in an increasingly pluralistic environment. By examining the church's four main leaders over the course of the century, Wellman tracks Fourth Presbyterian's gradual shift away from an evangelical role and toward the current focus on service, epitomized in the church's main outreach program, an extensive volunteer tutoring program that serves hundreds of Cabrini-Green residents each week. In documenting Fourth Presbyterian's struggle to meet the needs of its privileged congregants while challenging them to move beyond exclusive boundaries of race and class, The Gold Coast Church and the Ghetto opens a window into the past, present, and future of the Protestant mainline.



The Community of the Weak

The Community of the Weak Author Hans-Peter Geiser
ISBN-10 9781621896111
Release 2013-03-28
Pages 554
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Annotation Social postmodernism and systematic theology can be considered the new pair in some of the most creative discussions on the future of theological method on a global scale. Both in the academy and in the public square, as well as in the manifold local and pastoral moments of ministry and community social activism, the social, the postmodern, and the theological intermingle in engaging and border-crossing ways. The Community of the Weak presents a new kind of fundamental theology with a postmodern touch, using jazz as a metaphor, writing ethnographically out of the personal windows of lived experiences, combining fragments of autobiography with theological reconstruction. A comparative perspective on North American and European developments in contemporary systematic theology serves as a hermeneutical horizon to juxtapose two continents in their very different contexts. The author proposes a systematic and fundamental theology that is more jazzy, global, and narrative, deeply embedded in pastoral ministry to tell its postmodern story. Book jacket.



Opening the Field of Practical Theology

Opening the Field of Practical Theology Author Kathleen A. Cahalan, professor
ISBN-10 9781442232518
Release 2014-04-10
Pages 342
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This book introduces the field of practical theology through an examination of fifteen different approaches—ranging from feminist to liberationist, Roman Catholic to evangelical, Asian American to Latino/a. Written by leading experts, each chapter has an identical structure to facilitate comparison and will help readers understand the diverse ways practical theology is engaged today.



Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105121649128
Release 2005
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Reimagining the Human Theological Anthrop

Reimagining the Human  Theological Anthrop Author
ISBN-10 0827232829
Release 2009
Pages 117
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Travel with revered preacher and author Fred Craddock through his early years as he considers what made him take to the pulpit. ?For some reason, I felt I had to say ?Yes? or ?No? to the ministry so I could feel free again. My siblings and friends talked almost casually about options and preferences as to careers, but with no evident sense of urgency. Not so with me. I did not then nor do I now know whether the burden of choice was a trait of personality, a kind of super-conscientiousness, whether the calling to ministry itself carried a weight, a burden, peculiar to the task itself. Rightly or wrongly, when I thought of possibly becoming a journalist, that would be a choice, 100 percent mine. When I considered becoming a minister, that was not totally my decision; I was responding to God?s will for me. Of course, I had been told that journalists, lawyers, teachers, merchants, farmers?all could understand their lives as a vocation, a calling, but what I am telling you is that I perceived, I felt, I experienced the idea of being a preacher as different, and that difference was sobering, even burdensome. That?s why advice about not being in a hurry, taking my time, was not helpful even if wise. If it was my decision, why could I not make it now; if it was God?s decision, why did not God tell me, or at least tell my father or my mother? I prayed for the ache to leave me.? ?Excerpt from Reflections on My Call to Preach