Even though research in Missiology, World Christianity and cognate disciplines have long alerted the academy about the growing presence of African founded and led church congregations in the west, little research has ascertained what specific church growth principles these congregations have used to establish and grow their congregations in secular western contexts.
Theme: The Mission of God and God's Church: Missiology in African Christianity
Location: Pan Africa Christian University
Date: 8–9 March 2024
African Theology Worldwide is regularly updated with new and revised resources. This month, a new blog and bibliography have been added, and five bibliographies have been expanded to include French resources.
Are you aspiring to pursue a PhD in the field of theology at an important theological university in the Netherlands? The PThU in the Netherlands is inviting applications for its open PhD scholarship position.
Are you preparing for a teaching ministry or doctoral studies in Theology? PThU offers a one-year, English-taught Master of Theology programme with four different tracks. Come and enjoy the combination of a climate of academic excellence and the great atmosphere in our home right in the centre of the lively university city of Groningen. With students from all over the world, our accredited programme offers you a truly international and intercultural academic experience.
How can a decolonial history of the Malawian church be written? This question is important because for too long the story of the church in many African countries has been written both from the perspective of non-African actors and is largely intended for audiences outside of Africa. Dr Felix Chimera Nyika contests this approach by proposing to write Malawian church historiography in ways that re-centre African agency in the story line. Please join the conversation on Tuesday 14 March 2023 at 19:00 GMT. The Zoom meeting details are: Meeting ID: 209 633 4620 Passcode: 495590 If you encounter any problems, please email Paul Ayokunle –
African Theology Worldwide is regularly updated with new and revised resources. This month, four new bibliographies have been added and one bibliography has been expanded to include French resources.
Theme: On this Rock I Will Build My Church: Ecclesiology in Africa
Location: St. Paul's University and Online
Date: 3-4 March 2023
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.”
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