Eddie and Sue Arthur

African Theology

Onesimus has transcribed an amazing conversation between a group of (mainly African) post-grad students discussing the issue of African theology. It is rather long, but it is well worth a read and there are lots of great insights:

When the gospel came to Africa, it was foreign to the way of life of the people. It provided answers to questions nobody was asking. When crisis came, they had a fallback plan, which was to go back to the traditional answers to the pressing questions of the culture. Especially in the issue of marriage, naming of children, initiation, there was nothing in the imported Christianity that dealt with the felt needs of the people. What is the implication of the gospel for me who is an African and a Christian?

Read his introduction, then the transcript.

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2 Comments on “African Theology

  1. Interesting stuff – reminded me of an interview I did with Joe Kapolyo back in 2005 for CMS – “Has Christianity failed Africa?” – only online as a PDF here

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