Jesus of Africa: The Voices of Contemporary African Christology

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Jesus of Africa explores christologies from French-and English-speaking African scholars and clergy while also reporting on how African lay people view Jesus. Stinton has a keen appreciation for how theology is being reconceptualized in Africa, as titles such as messiah and christos are translated into new languages and different symbolic universes. Scholars, students, and mission professionals will find Jesus of Africa indispensable reading.
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Overview

Jesus of Africa explores christologies from French-and English-speaking African scholars and clergy while also reporting on how African lay people view Jesus. Stinton has a keen appreciation for how theology is being reconceptualized in Africa, as titles such as messiah and christos are translated into new languages and different symbolic universes. Scholars, students, and mission professionals will find Jesus of Africa indispensable reading.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570755378
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • Publication date: 3/28/2004
  • Series: Faith and Cultures Ser.
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Figures
Tables
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Pt. I Introduction to Contemporary African Christologies
1 Exploring African Christologies Today 3
2 Understanding Origins of African Christologies 22
Pt. II Models of Contemporary African Christologies
3 Jesus as Life-giver 54
4 Jesus as Mediator 109
5 Jesus as Loved One 143
6 Jesus as Leader 177
Pt. III The Significance of Contemporary African Christologies
7 The Relevance of Christologies in Africa Today 221
Conclusion: African Christology in Contemporary World Christianity 250
App. 1: Qualitative Research Tools 255
App. 2 Interviews with African Christians 259
Notes 267
Bibliography 293
Index 299
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