African Christian Studies Series

This series will make available significant works in the field of African Christian studies. African Christian studies is defined here as any scholarship which relates to themes and issues on the history, nature, identity, character and relevance of African Christianity and the place of African Christian mission within the wider African history, and world Christianity. It also refers to topics which address the continuing search for abundant life for Africans through multiple appeals to African religions and African Christianity in a challenging social context. The series will cater to scholarly and educational texts in the areas of religious studies, theology, mission studies, biblical studies, philosophy, social justice, and other diverse issues current in African Christianity. We define these studies broadly and specifically as primarily focused on new voices, fresh perspectives, new methodologies, new approaches, historical and cultural analyses which are emerging because of the significant place of African Christianity and African religio-cultural traditions in world Christianity.

The books in this series are expected to make significant contributions in historicizing trends in African Christian studies, while shifting the contemporary discourse in these areas from narrow theological concerns to a broader interdisciplinary and multi-methodical engagement with African religio-cultural history and traditions. The series intends to continually fill a gap in African scholarship, especially in the areas of social analysis in African Christian studies, African philosophies, new biblical and narrative hermeneutical approaches to African theologies, the challenges facing African women in today's Africa and within African Christianity. Themes in African Traditional Religions, African ecology, African ecclesiology, intercultural, interethnic, and interreligious dialogue, creative inculturation, African theology of development, reconciliation, and leadership in the church, globalization, and poverty reduction will also be covered in this series. It will also accommodate issues emanating from ethnic and religious identities, as well as those around ethnic minorities and other marginal voices in Africa that are currently mobilizing for inclusion and representation.
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  1. African Pentecostalism and World Christianity

    Nimi Wariboko, Adeshina Afolayan

    Pickwick / SEP 2020

    In the last fifty years, the history of World Christianity has been disproportionally shaped, if not defined, by African Pentecostalism. The objective of this volume is to investigate and... read more »
  2. Communion Ecclesiology and Social Transformation in African Catholicism

    Idara Otu

    Pickwick / MAY 2020

    In this book, Idara Otu, one of the new theological voices from Africa, rethinks ecclesiology in the changing context of a wounded and broken world. What does the Catholic Church in Africa look... read more »
  3. The Post-Conciliar Church in Africa

    Laurenti Magesa

    Pickwick / JUN 2018

    The Second Vatican Council (Vatican II, 1962–65) was distinctly different from other councils in one significant aspect. In all the areas it discussed, this council did not see itself as the... read more »
  4. Kwame Bediako and African Christian Scholarship

    Sara J. Fretheim

    Pickwick / APR 2018

    In a departure from current theologically-focused scholarship on Ghanaian theologian Kwame Bediako, this book places him within the wider historical continuum of twentieth-century Ghana and reads... read more »
  5. Inside the Whirlwind

    Jason A. Carter

    Pickwick / DEC 2016

    How would ordinary African Christians interpret the figure and book of Job--the quintessential biblical book on suffering--from contexts of extreme poverty, tropical disease, and rampant suffering?... read more »
  6. Shona Women in Zimbabwe--A Purchased People?

    John Chitakure

    Pickwick / SEP 2016

    The position and treatment of women in every religion, culture, and society have been subjects of concern for a long time. In every society, women fight for their emancipation from exploitive and... read more »
  7. The Making of an African Christian Ethics

    Wilson Muoha Maina

    Pickwick / JUL 2016

    An exploration of the development of a contextualized Roman Catholic moral theology in an African context is warranted in our day. This book is a study of the work of Benezet Bujo, an African moral... read more »
  8. When Evil Strikes

    Sunday Bobai Agang

    Pickwick / JUN 2016

    Human hostility is not the narrative of a selected few. Since the fall of the grandparents of the human family, Adam and Eve, all humans have continued to participate in the reality of evil.... read more »
  9. From Historical to Critical Post-Colonial Theology

    Robert S. Heaney

    Pickwick / NOV 2015

    What is post-colonial theology? How does it relate to theology that emerged in historically colonial situations? These are two questions that get to the heart of Robert S. Heaney's work as he... read more »
  10. The Bible, the Bullet, and the Ballot

    Fabulous Moyo

    Pickwick / MAR 2015

    This book provides a balanced account of the role of Christians, Christian organizations, and churches in sociopolitical transformation over the bedrock of colonial and nationalist poliatics in the... read more »

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