The purpose of this portal section is twofold. In the first place, it functions as a portal to the principal websites that are important for the study of African Christianity and African theology. It directs the user to a wide range of websites both within and outside Africa that provide primary and secondary sources for the study of these fields. As such this website is aimed at both African and other students of African Christianity and theology.
We hope that this website will become an important portal for the study of theology and religious studies for students, teachers and researchers in sub-Saharan Africa itself. Therefore, in the second place we intend this website to be a portal to the many resources available online for the study of theology in African contexts. Of course, the theological disciplines relevant for Africa are not all equally shaped by the particularities of the context. For example, when studying biblical languages, users can equally profit from websites that do not pay particular attention to the African context. For the same reason, we have a general section of the portal that provides helpful tools for the use of the internet in research, teaching (online and offline), and personal study.
From the titles of the sub-sections in this portal, it will generally be clear whether they cover materials that are specifically related to the African context. These sections intend to serve a worldwide community of students of African Christianity and Theology. Other section titles make it clear that they introduce users to more general websites for the study of theology and its various disciplines.
The development of this portal is a collaborative effort. If you are aware of other websites that might be worth mentioning in the portal please inform us using the online form that can be found here. It would be helpful if you include a short description of the content and relevance of the website with your suggestion. Please note that this feature is only available to members of the website; if you would like to become a member you can do so here.
An updated version of a listing which was first published in 1993. The present version, published 2000, is a landmark bibliography on works of biblical interpretation produced by Africans, for Africa, or about African interpretation.
The BiAS series is a useful way for upcoming African biblical scholars to get their work published for a wider audience. Volumes are freely downloadable from the University of Bamburg website.
God's Word for Africa is the app developed for the Africa Study Bible. Apart from providing the New Living Translation of the Bible, it includes articles, devotionals and other resources written by African scholars that aid application of the biblical text to African realities.
The Journal of Mother-Tongue Biblical Hermeneutics and Theology is an open-access journal. It publishes academic articles, conference papers, thesis chapters and book reviews in several fields of Biblical Studies and Mother Tongue Theology.
Neotestamentica is the journal of the NTSSA, published annually since 1966. Dedicated to all aspects of New Testament studies, it offers a good opportunity for publication and research impetus for Africa's NT scholars.
NABIS offers African biblical scholars important opportunities to interact with their peers and to have their research published in the society's series and journal.
The OTSSA (est. 1957) endeavours to promote the study of the Old Testament in South Africa.
"Scriptura is an independent journal which publishes contributions in the fields of Bible, Religion and Theology refereed by peers. It is international in scope but special attention is given to topics and issues emerging from or relevant to Southern Africa."
SIMBA collects academic materials, links and information about recent developments in Old Testament scholarship. Periodically, it announces doctoral scholarships for Old Testament to be taken up in Norway.
Popularly known for developing "Contextual Bible Study" (CBS), the Ujamaa Centre not only provides undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate training programs, it also facilitates networking between theological education and localized contexts of Africa.