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 OTSSA (est. 1957) endeavours to promote the study of the Old Testament in South Africa.
Public Theology lecture series launched in a collaboration between the Lutheran World Federation, the Berlin Center for Public Theology and the Beyers Naudé Center for Public Theology. Its self-description envisions that “these open-access international public theology resources are aimed at equipping the global church in the work of transformative engagement for the common good.”
PneumAfrica Journal exists to advance the cause of Christ in Africa through theological reflection on Pentecostal thought and practice.
ResearchGate is an online platform that connects the world of science and makes research open to all.
"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."
TCM is a teaching and publishing site that exists to glorify God by helping society flourish through the Christian worldview.
DOBAH has a worldwide interest, but the resources they have developed and shared on this website are relevant for those intending to collect, store and share local oral history and archival material.
The Society of African Missions is an international community of Catholic missionaries who serve the people of Africa and people of African descent around the world.
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.
It is a truism that religion permeates African society. This makes studying specific African nations important. In this bibliography, Ken Ross argues that "No attempt has thus far been made to provide a critical overview of the broad scope of literature available on religion in Malawi. This article offers a brief critical overview of the field, to serve as an introductory point of reference for interested scholars. Under the main rubrics of African Traditional Religion, Islam and Christianity (each with numerous sub-headings) it presents an annotated bibliography to introduce the reader to all the important publications in this area. The article ends by identifying neglected areas of research."
This comprehensive review of existing scholarly works on religions in Malawi not only gives an indication of the range of religions existing in the country, but sets a blue print for research into other countries in Africa.
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.
WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services. WorldCat libraries are dedicated to providing access to their resources on the Web, where most people start their search information.
WorldCat allow users to search collections of libraries in your community as well as around the world. Users can access books, e-books, CDs, and other archival resources.
Zotero is a free, open-source research tool that helps you collect, organize, and analyze research and share it in a variety of ways. Zotero includes the best parts of older reference manager software — the ability to store author, title, and publication fields and to export that information as formatted references — and the best aspects of modern software and web applications, such as the ability to organize, tag, and search in advanced ways. Zotero interacts seamlessly with online resources: when it senses you are viewing a book, article, or other object on the web, it can automatically extract and save complete bibliographic references. Zotero effortlessly transmits information to and from other web services and applications, and it runs both as a web service and offline on your personal devices.
Zotero helps improve the ability of students and researchers to make diversified references in their research. Several researchers can work on bibliography at a given time.