Christian Reflection in Africa
Review and Engagement
This reference collection presents academic reviews of more than twelve-hundred contemporary Africa-related publications relevant for informed Christian reflection in and about Africa. The collection is based on the review journal BookNotes for Africa, a specialist resource dedicated to bringing to notice such publications, and furnishing them with a one-paragraph description and evaluation.
Now assembled here for the first time is the entire collection of reviews through the first thirty issues of the journal’s history. The core intention, both of the journal and of this compilation, is to encourage and to facilitate informed Christian reflection and engagement in Africa, through a thoughtful encounter with the published intellectual life of the continent. Reviews have been provided by a team of more than one hundred contributors drawn from throughout Africa and overseas.
The books and other media selected for review represent a broad cross-section of interests and issues, of personalities and interpretations, including the secular as well as the religious. The collection will be of special interest to academic scholars, theological educators, libraries, ministry leaders, and specialist researchers in Africa and throughout the world, but will also engage any reader looking for a convenient resource relating to modern Africa and Christian presence there.
I am excited and impatient to put this reference volume to use. The reviews – brief, informative and stimulating – help me get engaged with Africa’s issues and context.
Daniel Bourdanné (Chad)
International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES)
Readers will find themselves provided here with valuable and comprehensive reflections on theological life in Africa.
Bosela Eale (Congo-DRC)
All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC)
This is a one-stop source for researchers, scholars, libraries, ministry leaders, and all who are interested in Africa and in African Christianity.
Aiah Foday-Khabenje (Sierra Leone)
Association of Evangelicals in Africa (AEA)
These reviews are timely, thoughtful and practical—an immense, well-crafted resource for those wishing to engage meaningfully with the African continent.
Ndaba Mazabane (South Africa)
World Evangelical Alliance (WEA)
Here is an invaluable tool for discovering important but less known publications in the area of African Christian reflection.
Edward Murphy, S.J. (Zimbabwe)
Jesuit Arrupe University
Christian scholarship in Africa and about Africa has mushroomed over the years, and a reference point has been badly needed. Scholars will welcome this publication as an easily accessible reference point.
Las Newman (Jamaica)
Global Associate Director,
This new volume captures the intellectual initiative of the Christian movement in Africa. It contributes useful and provocative perspectives, a record of critical turning points, and stimulus for ongoing study—a work of real merit and service to the cause.
Lamin Sanneh (Gambia)
Professor of History,
For those seeking better understanding of contemporary African trends and issues, this will become an indispensable reference for decades to come.
Frew Tamrat (Ethiopia)
Evangelical Theological College, Addis Ababa
Table of Contents
- Authors A–C
- (reviews 1–245)
- Authors D–G
- (reviews 246–428)
- Authors H–K
- (reviews 429–615)
- Authors L–M
- (reviews 616–775)
- Authors N–P
- (reviews 776–948)
- Authors Q–T
- (reviews 949–1111)
- Authors U–Z
- (reviews 1112–1200)
- Author Index
- Title Index
- Subject Index