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 website. 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.
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.
This bibliography is 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.
This bibliography on Christianity in Ethiopia covers material published from the early 1960s onwards. It focuses on the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, including the Eritrean Orthodox Church, which became autonomous in 1993, but references on modern missionary and evangelical Christianity, as well as Catholicism are also included.
BookNotes for Africa is an occasional review journal (usually twice-yearly) offering one-paragraph evaluative reviews of recent Africa-related publications relevant for informed Christian reflection in and about Africa.
CMS-Africa exists to envision, equip and mobilise leaders in and of the church towards holistic mission.
The special character of Exploring Religion in Africa (ERA) is the purpose to offer an international forum for topics related to religion in Africa even beyond the discipline of Biblical Studies.
The Globethics.net Library currently holds more than 4,0 million documents on theology and ecumenism, including special collections on ecumenical, intercultural and contextual theologies, theological education, world Christianity, and interreligious studies.
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.
Google Scholar is the largest free bibliographical search tool for scholarly books, articles and papers. It is designed for academic researchers and students.
Impact: Journal of Transformation is a multidisciplinary international, peer reviewed journal published in English by the Institute for the Study of African Realities (ISAR), Africa International University, Nairobi, Kenya.
The Institute for African Studies with regional research focus on Africa was established in 1975 at the founding of the University of Bayreuth. Now simply referred to as “African Studies”, IAS "comprises the entirety of the Africa-related research and training activities carried out by Bayreuth scholars from forty different subject areas including cultural studies, linguistics, economics, law, geosciences, biosciences, and engineering. All Africa-related activities at the University of Bayreuth are coordinated by the Institute of African Studies."