Aye-Addo, Charles Sarpong. “Akan Christologies--John Samuel Pobee and Kwame Bediako.” In Akan Christology: An Analysis of the Christologies of John Samuel Pobee and Kwame Bediako in Conversation with the Theology of Karl Barth, 61–109. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2013.
Aye-Addo, Charles Sarpong. Akan Christology: An Analysis of the Christologies of John Samuel Pobee and Kwame Bediako in Conversation with the Theology of Karl Barth. African Christian Studies Series 5. Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2013.
Ezigbo, Victor I. “Contextualizing the Christ-Event: A Christological Study of the Interpretations and Appropriations of Jesus Christ in Nigerian Christianity.” PhD diss., University of Edinburgh, 2008.
AbstractIn Nigerian Christianity, many theologians and Christians who do not have any formal theological training perceive Jesus Christ primarily as a solution to the problems that confront humanity. As a solution, they expect Jesus Christ to inspire some theological discourses that will deconstruct and overthrow Western theological hegemony, to rekindle the quest to preserve some indigenous traditions, to liberate the oppressed, poor and powerless, to expose the oppressors and all evildoers, to liberate and protect people from the attacks of the malevolent spirits, and to save people from being eternally separated from God. But what these solution-oriented Christologies have overlooked is that the Christ-Event is a paradox for it creates simultaneously a problem and a solution for the Christian community which confesses that God has revealed God’s self in this event. The contextual Christology that I develop in this study probes the theological, christological and anthropological consequences of this claim for interpreting and appropriating Jesus Christ in the Nigerian contexts. To achieve this task, I will converse with and critique some selected ‘constructive Christologies’ of some key theologians and some ‘grassroots Christologies’ that have been informed by social conditions, indigenous worldview, encounter with some versions of Christianity propagated by the West, and some existential issues that confront many Christians. However we choose to interpret and appropriate Jesus the Christ in our contexts, he remains simultaneously a question and an answer to the theological, cultural, religious, anthropological, political and socio-economic issues that challenge us. Viewed from this perspective, I will argue that the Christ-Event upsets, unsettles, critiques, and reshapes the solution-oriented Christologies of Nigerian Christianity. I will explore this claim within the circumference of the overarching thesis of this study; namely, as both a question and an answer, Jesus Christ confronts us as a ‘revealer’ of divinity and humanity. Thus, he mediates and interprets divinity and humanity for the purpose of enacting and sustaining a relationship between God and human beings.
Filer, Carl W. “Jesus the Healer in African Theology: A Case Study from the Kinga Tribe of Southern Tanzania.” DMin diss., United Lutheran Seminary, 2019.
AbstractThe faith that Christianity cherishes and bears witness to must have Christ as its foundation and goal. Without Christ as the central cornerstone and final aim, nothing in Christianity counts. Thus, Christology is, in the final analysis, the basic and central issue of Christian theology. This study is a contribution to the ongoing discourse on Christology in Africa. It is of great importance to all peoples of Africa, as it touches on the way they experience Christ on a daily basis and provides a compelling explanation for the African as he can now see Christ within the categories that he or she can understand. --
Kinoti, Hannah W. “Christology in the East African Revival Movement.” In Jesus in African Christianity, edited by Jesse N.K. Mugambi and Laurenti Magesa, 60–78. Nairobi: Initiatives Publishers., 1989.
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