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  1. 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...

  2. 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.

  3. 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...
  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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,...
  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. Beginning from Man and Woman
    Beginning from Man and Woman
    ISBN: 9781783682706

    Engaging with contemporary thought on love and family, Wong argues our notion of love has been deeply influenced by modern technological culture and political ideologies, to the detriment of familial relationships. He presents a notion of Christ’s love bearing the characteristics of fraternal, incarnational, and unfolding love, pertinent to relationships between husbands and wives, parents and...

  14. This Is True Grace
    This Is True Grace
    ISBN: 9781783681846

    Sun investigates the coherence between the social behavioural instructions and the theological teachings found in 1 Peter. Engaging with the Balch-Elliott debate, she argues that the core question should not be whether Christians should separate from, or accommodate to, wider society, but whether their behaviour is consistent with their ultimate allegiance to God. Sun convincingly demonstrates...

  15. Mission through Diaspora
    Mission through Diaspora
    ISBN: 9781783681099

    Surveying 652 US Chinese churches about their mission activities, along with interviews of a sub-set of respondents, Dr Wu provides analysis and explanation of mission activities using diaspora theories. The trend for Chinese diaspora church mission to take a “Chinese first” approach capitalizes on shared language, culture and transnational networks to advance the gospel. In this era of...

  16. Heralds and Community
    Heralds and Community
    ISBN: 9781783689019

    This book is part of an ongoing discussion in the scholarly community about Paul’s understanding of the relationship between his own mission and the church’s mission. While this study endorses some previous scholars who exegetically argue for Paul’s thorough silence about the church’s proactive evangelism in his letters, it argues that the explanations for such a silence cannot be adequately...

  17. The Church in the World
    The Church in the World
    ISBN: 9781783681198

    Niringiye examines several formative periods for the Church of Uganda during concurrent chronological political eras characterized by varying degrees of socio-political turbulence, highlighting how the social context impacted the church’s self-expression. This is an excellent reflection on the Ugandan church bringing global attention to topics that hold great value to society, the church, and...

  18. Hermeneutics of Mission in Matthew
    Hermeneutics of Mission in Matthew
    ISBN: 9781783689095

    Matthew’s Gospel is pivotal in scholarly discussion on the hermeneutical use of the Old Testament in the New. Sarma proposes that Matthew utilizes the Old Testament as a book of promise of God’s salvific plan and that Jesus is the fulfillment of that promise. For Matthew, God’s purpose to save fallen humanity is the grand narrative of the Bible. Using promise-fulfillment as the interpretative...

  19. Missions amidst Pagodas
    Missions amidst Pagodas
    ISBN: 9781783689842

    For almost 200 years Protestant missionaries have endeavoured to communicate the gospel to Burmese Buddhists in Myanmar. However, Christianity among this people group is still regarded as a ‘potted plant’ with former Buddhists being separated from their community and culture. In this publication Peter Thein Nyunt, a former Buddhist monk, examines past and current approaches of the Protestant...

  20. Concrete Time and Concrete Eternity
    Concrete Time and Concrete Eternity
    ISBN: 9781783689781

    This publication investigates how Karl Barth’s doctrine of time and eternity can contribute to the continued understanding of the relationship of divine eternity to time or temporality. Examining from a theological, philosophical and physical perspective, with emphasis on the Trinity, as well as Barth’s Christology and pneumatology, Lui helps us understand Barth’s doctrine. Barth’s...

  21. Development of Chinese Church Leaders
    Development of Chinese Church Leaders
    ISBN: 9781907713460

    Confucianism and its influence on culture in East Asia has profoundly impacted Chinese churches and the development of their leaders. This work seeks to build an indigenous approach to developing church leaders by understanding the theoretical, and the situational foundations, of relational leadership from both cultural and biblical perspectives. The research is further enriched through case...

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