Communities of Faith in Africa and the African Diaspora: In Honor of Dr. Tite Tienou with Additional Essays on World Christianity

Communities of Faith in Africa and the African Diaspora: In Honor of Dr. Tite Tienou with Additional Essays on World Christianity

by Casely B. Essamuah


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620329597
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 01/13/2014
Pages: 404
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Casely B. Essamuah, ThD, is Global Missions Pastor at Bay Area Community Church in Annapolis, Maryland. He is the author of Genuinely Ghanaian: A History of the Methodist Church, Ghana, 1961-2000 (2010).

David K. Ngaruiya, PhD, is Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies and Deputy Vice Chancellor: Finance, Administration, and Planning at the International Leadership University, Nairobi, Kenya.

Table of Contents

Foreword Joel Carpenter ix

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xvii

Contributors xix

Part 1 Africa and the African Diaspora

1 The Journey of Tite Tiénou: Friends, Colleagues, and Former Students 3

2 "Enlarging Christian Coasts": Pentecostalism and Higher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu 8

3 Wesleyan Camp Meeting History and the Revitalization of Ghanaian Methodism Paul Kwabena Boafo 16

4 African Immigrant Religions in the Diaspora Elias K. Bongmba 29

5 "Go Ye into All the West": Models of Mission among Ghanaian Methodists in the Diaspora Casely B. Essamuah 47

6 New Angles on African Christianity Paul Kollman 70

7 The Multifaceted Genesis of the 2007-2008 Postelection Violence in Kenya David K. Ngaruiya 82

8 How Indigenous Traders Brought Christianity to Northern Nigeria Caleb O. Oladipo 90

9 Sickness and Witches in Northwestern Tanzania: Listening to Pentecostal Ministers Steven D. H. Rasmussen 99

10 Gender Roles and Recruitment in Southern African Churches, 1996-2001 Dana L. Robert 116

11 The Role of Personal Friendships in Effective Cross-Cultural Christian Mission Kenneth R. Ross 135

12 Ethiopian Orthodox Christology: Interacting with an Ancient African Perspective Stephen Strauss 149

13 Alone and Frightened in Uganda: Living in the Shadow of HIV Angela M. Wakhweya-Essamuah 170

14 African Evangelists: The Case of Apolo Kivebulaya Emma Wild-Wood 181

Part 2 Other Selected Essays

15 The Medium and the Message Miriam Adeney 1 201

16 Inculturation and the Church's Mission: Theological and Trinitarian Foundations Stephen B. Bevans 214

17 Pre-Christendom Faith in a Post-Christendom World Jonathan J. Bonk 234

18 World Christianity and the New Ecumenical Frontier William R. Burrows 250

19 Funerary Rites and Ancestral Roles in Japan: Reassessing Their (Non-)Religious Character How Chuang Chua 261

20 The 2008 Financial Crisis and the Great Commission J. Nelson Jennings 283

21 Researching Contextualization in Churches Influenced by Missionaries Robert J. Priest 299

22 "Please Be Extra Vigilant": On Being Attentive to World Christianity Cathy Ross 319

23 Global Evangelical Theology: "Luke Theology" and the Dialogue of the Deaf Mark Shaw 335

24 The 1860 Liverpool Conference on Missions Andrew F. Walls 347

25 Asia and Latin America: Taking the Gospel to the "Ends of the Earth" Allen Yeh 361

A Bibliography of the Works of Tite Tiénou 381

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