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  1. To Die in Africa’s Dust
    To Die in Africa’s Dust
    ISBN: 9781839735332

    Christian mission in the modern era has generally been conceptualized as a Western endeavor: “from the West to the rest.” The rise and explosive growth of world Christianity has challenged this narrative, emphasizing Christian mission as “from everywhere to everywhere.” Dr. Las Newman contributes to this revitalized perspective, interrogating our understanding of modern missions history by...

  2. Integrated Mission
    Integrated Mission
    ISBN: 9781839737626

    Dr. Sarah Nicholl asserts spirituality, now often seen as an individual rather than communal endeavour, has been disconnected from the missional practices in the Lausanne movement. In bringing together missiology, mission practice and spirituality, she joins a chorus of scholars calling for more integration between areas of theory and practice. This book defines this synergy as “integrated...

  3. The Laws of the Imperialized
    The Laws of the Imperialized
    ISBN: 9781839738807

    Using an integrated approach of postcolonial studies and historical-comparative analysis, this important study analyzes the relationship between the laws given to the Israelites on Mount Sinai and cuneiform law collections. Dr. Anna Lo skillfully integrates postcolonial understandings of the colonized people to explore how the similarities and differences reflect the imperialized authors’...

  4. Crucified and Cursed Christ
    Crucified and Cursed Christ
    ISBN: 9781839738357

    Offering powerful insight into aspects of contemporary African culture not always fully understood, Dr. Elkanah K. Cheboi examines the meaning and implications of the Pauline statement in Galatians that “Christ became a curse for us.” Drawing from biblical passages referencing judicial curses, and the widespread practice of cursing and blessing within the Ancient Near East and Greco-Roman...

  5. Seeing and Showing the Unseen
    Seeing and Showing the Unseen
    ISBN: 9781839737930

    Exploring how the God of Scripture reveals himself through metaphor and imagery, Dr. Adam Szumorek utilizes Cognitive Linguistics to help students, teachers, and preachers understand how meaning is communicated in Scripture and conceptualized within the human brain. He provides a theological framework for applying Cognitive Linguistics in biblical exegesis, demonstrating its value in aiding...

  6. Vers un modèle africain de dialogue interreligieux
    Vers un modèle africain de dialogue interreligieux
    ISBN: 9781839738692

    Dans cette étude, l’auteur a développé une méthodologie de recherche africaine de dialogue interreligieux, basée sur une expérience au pays Maxi au Bénin. Cette expérience a été réalisée chez un peuple verbomoteur, dans un contexte de vodun, pour la résolution de conflits impliquant des communautés chrétiennes. Cet ouvrage est pour tous ceux qui s’intéressent à la résolution de conflits...

  7. Religion, Leadership and Development
    Religion, Leadership and Development
    ISBN: 9781839737923

    Drawing on empirical research and utilizing an interdisciplinary approach that engages bothdevelopment and theology, this study explores the church’s role – both spiritual and pragmatic – infacilitating societal transformation in African countries, specifically Nigeria. Highlighting the importance of ecclesiastical leadership in mobilizing religious communities to partner with sociopolitical...

  8. Development as Peace
    Development as Peace
    ISBN: 9781839736452

    The colonial definition of development has not served Africa well. While Western assessments have generally revolved around a nation’s GDP, infrastructure, and the like, African cultures, and the Yoruba people in particular, have traditionally measured development in relation to the amount of peace experienced in a society and the wellbeing of its people. In this study, Dr. Adegbile examines...

  9. Byang Kato
    Byang Kato
    ISBN: 9781839736674

    In this in-depth study of the legacy of Byang Kato, Dr. Foday-Khabenje traces his extraordinary life from a boyhood immersed in African traditional religion to his conversion to Christianity as a young man, his global leadership within the evangelical church, and the long-lasting impact of his prophetic voice. In an age that seeks to de-emphasize the uniqueness of Christ, Kato’s testimony of...

  10. Digital Media and Youth Discipleship
    Digital Media and Youth Discipleship
    ISBN: 9781839736636

    Today’s youth grow up immersed in digital technology. This presents a unique challenge to the church as it seeks to faithfully make disciples of the next generation. What does it look like – theologically and practically – to minister contextually to those whose lives are permeated by social media and digital culture? In this in-depth study, Dr. Vo Huong Nam offers both social and theological...

  11. A Free Church in a Free State
    A Free Church in a Free State
    ISBN: 9781839736520

    How does Christ call his people to engage the societies, cultures, and politics of the nations they call home? Bridging cultures and time periods, Dr. Surya Harefa brings Abraham’s Kuyper’s ecclesiology to bear on questions of Japanese Christian engagement within the political sphere. Harefa offers a contextually robust exploration of evangelical Japanese approaches to ecclesiology and...

  12. Bonne Nouvelle pour les Peuls
    Bonne Nouvelle pour les Peuls
    ISBN: 9781839737565

    Ce travail de recherche missiologique revient sur l’histoire de l’évangélisation des Peuls musulmans du Fouta-Djallon en République de Guinée et réévalue les approches utilisées. Il met en lumière des pistes concrètes pour l’évangélisation et l’implantation d’Églises parmi les Peuls aujourd’hui et intègre la vision peule du monde (le pulaaku) dans la réflexion sur la communication de...

  13. A Tapestry of Global Christology
    A Tapestry of Global Christology
    ISBN: 9781839732362

    Who is Jesus Christ in a context of violence and bloodshed? This is the question at the heart of Dr. Isuwa Atsen’s study of global Christology. Dr. Isuwa Atsen weaves together three diverse christological approaches, examining the intersection of contextual theology, analytic theology, and the theological interpretation of Scripture. This is an excellent resource for theologians, students, and...

  14. Honor and Shame in 1 Samuel 1–7
    Honor and Shame in 1 Samuel 1–7
    ISBN: 9781839736032

    For many cultures throughout history, honor and shame have been foundational concepts for understanding and evaluating reality. In this study of the first seven chapters of 1 Samuel, Dr. Bin Kang establishes that ancient Israel was such a culture. He demonstrates the narrator’s intentional juxtaposition of honor and shame at the beginning of Samuel’s narrative, and its role in establishing a...

  15. “Silence” in Translation
    “Silence” in Translation
    ISBN: 9781839732164

    The role of women in the church has long been a contentious topic for Christians. In this groundbreaking study, Dr. Anna Sui Hluan critically examines the understanding of “silence” within the Myanmar context, specifically as it impacts the church’s interpretation of 1 Corinthians 14:34–35. This interdisciplinary study combines cultural and linguistic awareness, a critical analysis of...

  16. Faith That Indigenizes
    Faith That Indigenizes
    ISBN: 9781839735875

    In this important work, Dr. Vargas explores the interplay between Neo-Pentecostalism and Aimaran indigenous identity in La Paz, Bolivia, identifying how the integration of the two has led to social, political, and economic transformation. This study offers insight into the growing impact of the Neo-Pentecostal movement, both in Latin America and beyond, as well as the significant role of...

  17. The Cross or Prosperity Gospel
    The Cross or Prosperity Gospel
    ISBN: 9781839735356

    Are Christians meant to experience suffering? Christ is risen, the kingdom of heaven is at hand, yet sickness, poverty, and persecution continue to be daily realities for Christians around the world. In this study of martyrdom and persecution in the early church, Rev. Dr. Boamah reminds us that there is no Christianity without a cross and that suffering has played a prominent role in church...

  18. A Cry For Help
    A Cry For Help
    ISBN: 9781839735721

    With tensions between Christians and non-Christians on the rise in many areas of the world, the question of how the church is to respond to religious violence is a pressing one, encompassing issues of ecclesiology, theology, and missiology. Dr. Dadang explores the contextual realities that have led some believers in Northern Nigeria to embrace violence as a justifiable response to persecution.

  19. Spirit-Empowered Witness
    Spirit-Empowered Witness
    ISBN: 9781839735868

    The witness of Jesus Christ and his disciples was accompanied by mighty words and mighty works. Drawing on the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles, Dr. Gambo demonstrates that this power came from the anointing of the Holy Spirit, without which neither Jesus nor his disciples would have been able to fulfil their ministry. Gambo utilizes an exegetical analysis to develop a theology of...

  20. How Am I Going to Grow Up?
    How Am I Going to Grow Up?
    ISBN: 9781839732263

    In this study, Dr. Enoch Wong explores the “silent exodus” of Canadian-born Chinese from their parents’ churches, tracing their journeys to negotiate their cultural, ethnic, and faith identities for themselves. This multi-case inquiry offers insight into the concerns of Canadian-born Chinese evangelicals and the cultural and generational conflicts that prompt them to search for new communities...

  21. Women in Mission
    Women in Mission
    ISBN: 9781839732096

    Women in Mission explores the powerful legacy of women in SIM (formerly, Sudan Interior Mission) and the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), demonstrating that from the beginning women have been active and essential participants in the work of God in Nigeria. Dr. Lami Rikwe Ibrahim Bakari examines various theological and cultural frameworks for understanding the role of women in society...

  22. Sermon Listening
    Sermon Listening
    ISBN: 9781839732218

    The purpose of preaching has always been to edify, encourage, and emphasize the positive effects of coming together as a people of God. Yet there remains an inconsistency between the intended goals of preaching and the subjective perception of the listeners. In this homiletical study, Dr. Enoh Šeba provides fresh insight into the “turn to the listener” model and offers a theologically...

  23. Revelation and Grace
    Revelation and Grace
    ISBN: 9781839732195

    Our globalized world, with its increasingly pluralistic societies, necessitates a theological framework that enables Christians to embrace their neighbors without compromising the essential components of their own faith. In this book, Dr. Djung explores the ways in which Hendrik Kraemer’s theology of religions offers the church such a framework. By placing Kraemer in conversation with other...

  24. Dialogue of Life
    Dialogue of Life
    ISBN: 9781839732171

    The status of the global church is often that of a sociopolitical minority, at odds politically, religiously, and socially with the nations that encompass it. In such contexts, how is the church to faithfully uphold its missional calling?

    In this in-depth study of Chinese Christians living in Sabah, Malaysia, Dr. Khee-Vun Lin engages missiology and political theology to address the practical...

  25. By What Authority?
    By What Authority?
    ISBN: 9781783687879

    Hostile encounters between Jesus and Jewish leaders are found throughout the Gospel of Matthew. Yet these encounters are rarely explored holistically, nor is attention given to the reason for their prominence in the Matthean text. In By What Authority?, Dr Rebecca Ye-Atkinson examines seventeen distinct moments of conflict in the first gospel, exploring the function of each narrative in light...

  26. Engaging Politics in Myanmar
    Engaging Politics in Myanmar
    ISBN: 9781783687817

    In this book, Dr Aung Htoo places Walter Wink’s political theology in conversation with both Aung San Suu Kyi and the work of Martin Luther King Jr. Locating this dialogue against the political backdrop of Myanmar’s history, Htoo explores the theological and political implications of nonviolence in the cultural context of the country’s people groups. He draws on the shared Buddhist and...

  27. Christianity in Central Tanzania
    Christianity in Central Tanzania
    ISBN: 9781783687787

    This book underscores the significance of oral tradition in African historiography and challenges the claim that foreign missionaries succeeded in destroying African cultures, when they are in fact alive and well. This much-needed research also provides a model for dialogue between the perspective of Christian missions and that of African religious and social heritage in order to continue...

  28. The Concept of Divine Sovereignty in Micah
    The Concept of Divine Sovereignty in Micah
    ISBN: 9781783687688

    In this careful explication of the minor prophet, Dr Semwayo challenges those who would question the text’s unity, revealing Micah as a powerful theological reflection on the reestablishment of Yahweh’s sovereignty on earth. Connecting the Zion/Davidic traditions to the Abrahamic covenant, Semwayo articulates a vision of hope that is as relevant for us in the twenty-first century as it was for...

  29. Perception and Identity
    Perception and Identity
    ISBN: 9781783686346

    Ethiopia is an icon of freedom and indigenous Christianity across Africa due to its historic independence, ancient Christian identity and rich religious heritage. However, Ethiopia and its various Christian denominations have their own understandings of this identity and how these communities relate to one another. In this detailed study, Dr Seblewengel Daniel explores the perception and...

  30. Pursuing an Elusive Unity
    Pursuing an Elusive Unity
    ISBN: 9781783686445

    Dr Munyenyembe skillfully explores both historic and contemporary challenges to the unity of the CCAP, and raises the question of whether the CCAP truly functions as a single denomination or could better be understood as a loose federation of five distinct churches. In this objective yet astute account, Munyenyembe gives voice to the CCAP’s complex history, present reality, and future potential.

  31. Jesus Christ as Ancestor
    Jesus Christ as Ancestor
    ISBN: 9781783687169
    Dr Turbi Luka uses historical-theological methodology to engage in detail with Christologies of key African theologians and conventional theological sources for Christology, including the church fathers Tertullian and Athanasius as well as modern theologians. This crucial study highlights the need for biblically rooted Christology and for sound theological understanding and naming of Jesus at...
  32. God Is One
    God Is One
    ISBN: 9781783685769

    Dr Kuhn explores the teachings of two Arab Christian theologians from the Abbasid Era (750–1250), ʿAbd Allāh Ibn al-Ṭayyib and Iliyyā of Nisibis, and how they defended the Christian view of God as three-in-one in the Muslim milieu and in reference to the Islamic concept of tawḥīd, that God is indivisibly one. The intellectual contribution of these two Christian thinkers in the Muslim Golden...

  33. Theology of Participation
    Theology of Participation
    ISBN: 9781783686384

    Dr Oprean explores how existing theological resources can be used to enhance theological discourse between Baptist and Orthodox traditions in Romania through in-depth analysis of the thought of British Baptist theologian, Professor Paul Fiddes, and Romanian Orthodox theologian, Father Dumitru Stăniloae. Presented as a conversation between the two traditions this study is a model for how...

  34. A Different Way of Being
    A Different Way of Being
    ISBN: 9781783685806

    David Tarus humbly yet boldly challenges Kenyans to pursue national unity and peace by interrogating their allegiances to their ethnic communities and political parties. Carefully arguing why it is only a Christian identity, commitment to humanity as bearing the divine image, and the triune God himself, that can heal the divisions in this land. Ethnopolitical conflict is not confined to one...

  35. Gender and Development
    Gender and Development
    ISBN: 9781783684892

    Dr Onyango uses gender as a tool to provide a detailed analysis of the role of Christian missions in the education, and societal development, of girls in Kenya. Highlighting the interaction between Christian missionaries and African culture, Onyango skilfully explores the history of both Christianity and women in Kenya. The result of this study is a thorough and engaging contribution to...

  36. Women and Pride
    Women and Pride
    ISBN: 9781783685301
    Dr Huang provides a thorough analysis and examination of both the Niebuhrian and feminist understandings of sin, highlighting the strengths and limitations of both arguments. Through her research and interaction with women’s testimonies, Huang’s argument bridges these two competing views of women and sin resulting in a more accurate understanding and application of the theology of sin,...
  37. Translating Nephesh in the Psalms into Chinese
    Translating Nephesh in the Psalms into Chinese
    ISBN: 9781783684694

    This interdisciplinary study tackles the controversy of translating nephesh ( נפֶֶשׁ ) by using an intergenerational translation team to deepen our understanding of this term and providing a more valuable translation in Chinese, especially for use in specialist Children’s Bibles. This book provides important lessons for the many translation projects working towards Children’s Bibles but also...

  38. Transforming Missiology
    Transforming Missiology
    ISBN: 9781783683642

    Dr Lygunda provides a thorough analysis of missiological teaching in theological education institutes in Africa, with special reference to three Christian universities in Democratic Republic of Congo. His detailed examination of current teaching of mission theory and praxis forms the solid foundation for his articulation of a new paradigm of missiological education. In this study Lygunda...

  39. Forgiveness and Politics
    Forgiveness and Politics
    ISBN: 9781783683550

    Forgiveness and politics are often assumed to be unrelated and un-relatable. This study not only argues that forgiveness and politics can be related, but also that they are intrinsically related. It also critiques standard approaches and proposals for relating forgiveness and politics while offering an alternative proposal for the relationship between forgiveness and politics. In making the...

  40. Heaven and Earth in Luke-Acts
    Heaven and Earth in Luke-Acts
    ISBN: 9781783683475

    Focusing on several key passages from the biblical canon, Gao analyses them in their Jewish, Greco-Roman and broader literary contexts to enhance our comprehension of the meaning of “heaven" and it’s significance for our worldview. Dr Gao also elucidates how heaven, as well as being part of reality, acts as a concept that points to the arrival of God’s eschatological kingdom on earth. This...

  41. Corruption Mocking at Justice
    Corruption Mocking at Justice
    ISBN: 9781783683345

    The increased awareness globally of corruption and the threat it poses has led many in the secular and Christian world to seek solutions. Recognizing the crisis caused by corruption in Tanzania, his own country, Dr Alfred Sebahene seeks to understand this social epidemic through the application of theological ethics. As a result the study identifies theological-ethical guidelines that inform...

  42. L'évaluation du ministère pastoral
    L'évaluation du ministère pastoral
    ISBN: 9781783682898

    Au sein des Églises en Afrique, l’auteur constate une absence de procédure pour apprécier les aptitudes des pasteurs, leurs forces et leurs faiblesses, leurs progrès à la tâche et l’origine des difficultés qu’ils rencontrent dans leur ministère. À travers l’exégèse de certaines péricopes dans les Épîtres pastorales traitant des recommandations pour le ministère, il élabore des critères...

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