African Theology Worldwide is regularly updated with new and revised resources. This month, a new blog and three new bibliographies have been added.
Across sub-Saharan Africa, adherents of various Christian traditions have not only lived with religious plurality, increasingly they are now been challenged to re-tell the message of the unchanging gospel of Christ’s offer of salvation for humanity and become apologetic Christian witnesses amidst circumstances of plurality. Most often than not, the focus of such apologetic witness has been to address other religions – such as Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, etc. – but rarely about addressing those who espouse primal spiritualities premised on African traditional religious cosmologies.
The Polin Institute at Åbo Akademi University invites applications for a fixed-term salaried position as Doctoral Student. The position is placed in any of the theological disciplines at the Faculty of Arts, Psychology and Theology (FHPT) in Turku, Finland.
The Pan-African Theological Roundtable is a project that is jointly coordinated by Missio Africanus and African Theology Worldwide. Established to serve as a platform where scholars, researchers and practitioners of issues related to African Christianity and mission can meet to share research and discuss issues, the platform organizes monthly virtual sessions on themes related to African Christianity and its diasporas.
As African Christianity continues to expand, scholars interested in understanding the theological embroidery offered by African Christianity are now challenged to provide the academy with concrete examples of just how Christianity is doing in each of the 54 sovereign and independent countries that make up the African continent. At African Theology Worldwide, we have taken up this challenge to showcase just how diverse Christianity is across Africa and what this means for our understanding of Africa’s place in World Christianity.
Launched at the Cape Town 2010 Congress of the Lausanne Movement, the Global Diaspora Network is organizing an online event on Tuesday 23 August 2022.
The research group Modernity and Society of the research unit of History and the Research Unit Systematic Theology and the Study of Religions of the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), are offering two fully-funded PhD positions, each for a duration of four years. Successful candidates are expected to conduct research on the project theme: “The Decolonization of the Roman Catholic Church in the DRC / Zaire, 1960s-2000s.”
As Christianity continues to expand across the African continent and among the African diaspora, scholars interested in understanding the theological embroidery offered by African Christian constituents have gathered pace. More often than not, the scholarly initiatives to study recent African Christian developments have come from non-African voices and sources.
The Faculty of Theology at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark is offering two PhD positions.
African Christianity is usually presented as being closer to the world of the Bible than originally thought. However, the question that is often not explored is how does hermeneutics functions within African Christianity and the specific theologies it produces?
The Universitair Centrum Sint-Ignatius Antwerpen (UCSIA) at the University of Antwerp announces a call for papers for the 2022 Summer School. The new extended deadline is on 25 May 2022.
Dear ATW users, dear friends,
For many Christians who follow the western (Latin) calendar of the church, the period of Lent which began a little over a month ago will end today, Friday 15th April. Celebrated as Good Friday, the church marks the vicarious death of Christ at the hands of his own people in the first century. This event will be followed by Easter, when the church celebrates the resurrection of Christ from the dead.
ATW announces an exciting position at Calvin University’s Nagel Institute.
Brill recently released an open access publication titled - Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity in a Global Context.
Christianity, like many of Africa’s indigenous and other religions, is a religion of sacrifice. At the heart of the Christian gospel is the message of God who sacrifices his only begotten son for the forgiveness of human sin. Therefore, at conversion, African Christians who have found salvation in the cross of Christ, seek ways by which they can understand the meaning of Christ’s sacrificial and vicarious death on a cross.