African Voices: Towards African British Theologies

African Voices: Towards African British Theologies

by Israel Oluwole Olofinjana

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Introducing an emerging academic field known as African British Theologies, this publication explores the significant presence of African Christianity in Britain. Featuring contributions from twelve scholarly African pastors engaged in ministry and theology in Britain, this book is a unique expression of theology from African Christians, contextualizing the gospel for a multicultural British society. Under three key areas of missiology, contextual constructive theology and transformative practical theology the contributors interact with topics such as reverse missiology, African pneumatology, prosperity gospel, and urban mission. This book rigorously examines new contexts of Christianity and articulates new theological perspectives that are required to understand twenty-first-century ministry, not only in urban Britain, but also across the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783683048
Publisher: Langham Creative Projects
Publication date: 08/30/2017
Series: Global Perspectives Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 318
File size: 948 KB

About the Author

Rev Israel Oluwole Olofinjana is the founding director of Centre for Missionaries from the
Majority World. He is a Baptist minister and pastor of Woolwich Central Baptist Church, south-east
London, UK. He is the author and editor of several books on African Christianity, church and mission.
Israel has a BA (Hons) in Religious Studies from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and an MTh from
Carolina University of Theology, Virginia, USA.

Table of Contents


1 Introduction: Towards African Theology in Britain

Israel Oluwole Olofinjana

Part I: Missiological Themes: Reverse Mission, Migration and Contested Spaces

2 Missio Dei and African Mission: Towards Reverse Missiology

Israel Oluwole Olofinjana

3 A Biblical and Historical Theology of Mission: Reflections on the Flip Side of “Reverse Mission”

Paul Nzacahayo

4 Church-Planting Considerations for African Reverse Missionaries in Britain in the Postmodern Era

Anderson Moyo

5 African-Led Pentecostal Churches in London: Sacralizing Urban Space, Politics of Religious Networking and Creativity

Babatunde Adedibu

Part II: Contextual Constructive Theology: Charting Emergent Theologies

6 Pneumatology, Mission and African Christianity in the West

Harvey Kwiyani

7 The Portrait of Jesus Christ in African Christianity: Elements of a Biblical and Relevant Christology in the Ghanaian Context

Philip Lutterodt

8 The Shaping of African Pneumatology

Chigor Chike

9 Imported Christianity: Spirit Beliefs and Practices of a Second-Generation Diaspora Church: Church of Pentecost UK

Caleb Nyanni

Part III: Transformative Theology: African Practical Theologies

10 Let Us Work Together: Mission Partnership between Black African Diaspora Churches and White British Churches in the UK

Valerie Nkechi Taiwo

11 The Impact of North American Neo-Pentecostal Pastoral Leaderships on Their African Counterparts in British Society

in the Light of Prosperity Theology

Eben B. Adu

12 “We Have a Voice!” A Study of the Experiences and Challenges Faced by Black Women in the London Baptist Association

Michele Mahon

13 Deepening African Christianity: A Theological Self-Evaluation of African Church Growth

Freddie Adorkorbidji

List of Contributors


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