An Introduction to Theology in Africa and the Kpelelogical Foundations of Christian Theology
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
“Charles Amarkwei shows one more time that he is serious about doing theology in Africa, especially in Ghana. He time and again powerfully demonstrates that theology always has been a local theology—and will remain that way. In doing so, he maintains that any theology that does not reflect enough upon its people is not a good theology. He shows how Christ, the Savior, is the king, the prophet, and the priest for his people. This is good theology. Any serious student of theology, and even professional theologians, cannot afford to miss this insightful book.”
—Choon Seo Koo, former President, Hanil University, South Korea
“The pre-Christian heritage of African religious experience is essentially an integral part of the theological task of the African church. This non-Christian tradition is vital in cultivating the relevant theological language and identity to ground Christianity in the soil of African religiosity. It is thirst-quenching, therefore, to see Dr. Amarkwei provocatively furthering African Christian theology in relation to traditional religious consciousness and cultural heritage in a systematic manner.”
—Emmanuel Martey, Professor of Systematic Theology and former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana
“This invaluable piece of work by a young African theologian unearths the foundational
base of how African theology and spirituality combined to produce African Christianity.
The work demonstrates that the very embodiment of African Christianity has not
stagnated or been strangled by other theologies but instead remains vibrant and dynamic.
A must-read for all and sundry who would want to explore the basis for African
Christianity or are simply curious about what it is.”
—Johnson A. Mbillah, Research Fellow, Akrofi-Christaller Institute (ACI) and Centre
for Interfaith Studies and Engagement in Africa (CISEA)