Re-imagining African Christologies
Conversing with the Interpretations and Appropriations of Jesus in Contemporary African Christianity
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"Throughout the history of Christian thought, believers have struggled to understand the figure of Jesus Christ in the context of countless different cultures, and today, Africa is the scene of some of the most challenging and imaginative reconstructions. In his erudite and wide-ranging book, Victor Ezigbo offers a sound guide to these daring new Christological ventures."
author of The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity
"A thoroughly researched book on African Christology. One of the neglected questions in African Christianity is how to present Christ in ways that answer questions Africans are asking. Victor Ezigbo tackles this topic brilliantly."
author of Spreading Fires: The Missionary Nature of Early Pentecostalism
"What would 'freedom in Christ' look like for Africans when it reflects care to diverse and complex contexts? Engaging with this decades old theological question, Victor Ezigbo's excellent study will reward the reader with a typology of African Christologies; a sense of the complexity of the theological task; an exhibition of the destructiveness of ill-formed knowledge of both the density of the manifold Christian traditions and the irreducible richness of living ancient cultures; and a refusal to reduce contextualization to a phenomenology that under-appreciates the theological task of reading the deep particularities of texts and contexts contemporaneously."
--John C. McDowell
Morpeth Professor of Theology
University of Newcastle