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.
The International Journal for Religious Freedom (IJRF) is the journal of the International Institute for Religious Freedom (IIRF).
“Founded in 2009, the International Journal of African Catholicism (IJAC) is an ecumenical, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed online journal that promotes discussion within the African Catholic community and dialogue between African and international scholars.”
Although it is named "The International Journal of African Catholicism" (IJAC) the journal "welcomes articles and book reviews related to the mission and purpose of the journal. The scope of the IJAC is interdisciplinary and ecumenical; therefore scholarly submissions are welcomed from a variety of perspectives. Articles are peer-reviewed and the decision to include articles rests with the editorial board. All writing selected for publication may be edited for style, syntax and content."
Catholicism, like other Christian confessions, has seen significant gains across Africa. The fact that this journal exists to contribute to an ecumenical understanding of African Catholicism is a laudible effort that deepens theological developments across Africa.
The JHIA's Africa Thesis Bank accepts old and new masters and doctoral dissertations from anywhere in the world in so far as they touch on the histories, cultures and religions of Africa and its adjacent islands.
Missio Africanus’ Journal of African Missiology (MAJAM) contributes afresh to issues of interest to African Christianity's mission to the world. Describing its aim, MAJAM explains that it "is established to provide a critical scholarly commentary on the development of mission within African Christianity, and the study thereof, both in Africa and in the Diaspora. It is about mission and the African peoples. Anyone can contribute, regardless of whether they are African or not. Articles have to reflect mission by or among Africans, in Africa or elsewhere. Subject of interest include African theology, African philosophy, African religions, leadership and others."
Founded by Dr Harvey Kwiyani, an African missiologist with lecturing and missionary experience acquired in three continents (Africa, North America and Europe), MAJAM brings a breath of fresh air on discourses and commentaries of African missiology. Both established and upcoming scholars will find this journal a useful tool in stimulating research and publication on issues at the interface of African Christianity and the missiologies it produces.
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.
Missiology.com is a digital space dedicated to fostering the study of Christian mission.
Moya Chronicles publishes 2-page blog posts that discusses current and practical issues affecting African Christians in Africa and among the African Diaspora.
On its website, Dr Kwyani describes Moya Chronicles as one that "chases the story of God’s Spirit at work in Africa and among Africans by addressing practical issues facing African congregations both in Africa and in the African diaspora. The articles are written for African church leaders (bishops, pastors, ministers, musicians, and many others) interested in thinking critically about their ministries and the contexts in which they serve God. Even though the articles are written and edited with academic rigour, their primary audience includes African Christians who have neither access nor interest in academic theology."
The blogs could provide insights that stimulate further research on issues affecting the lived ambiance of Christianity on the continent and among the African diaspora. Blog ideas from prospective contributors and interested members of the public can email their articles to: email@example.com
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.
NetACT is an important resource network for theological institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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.
Offers a brief description of the main theological lines that have shaped these nine African women theologians. The blog also provides a list of recommended readings about the life and academic works of the female theologians.