The question of Africa’s religiosity along with the entry of secularization in African public sphere continues to generate heated debates among researchers in various disciplines. Rarely however is this question explored specifically in relation to the discipleship models adopted by the African church. In a recently published book coedited by Benno van den Toren, Joseph Bosco Bangura and Richard E. Seed, Is Africa Incurably Religious? Secularization and Discipleship in Africa, this question is explored.
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Organized jointly by African Theology Worldwide and the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies
Tuesday 27th April 14.00 BST / 15.00 CET for the occasion of the book launch of
Benno van den Toren, Joseph Bosco Bangura and Richard E. Seed (eds), Is Africa Incurably Religious? Securalization and Discipleship in Africa, Oxford, Regnum, November 2020.
The Protestant Theological University in the Netherlands has vacancies for two post-docs and one PhD candidate. The two post-doc positions are offered for six months from 1 July 2021 and allow candidates to prepare an independent research application to be submitted, for example to Rubicon or Veni. For the PhD position, the candidate is offered a full-time contract starting 1 July 2021 and is expected to work on issues bordering the impact of global processes on the religious identity formation of people and the contribution of Christian practices and beliefs to 'good life'. Requirements, deadlines and further details can be found here on the PThU website.
The Ecclesial Futures Journal, in partnership with the IAMS Christian Communities in Mission Study Group, are hosting an online Workshop, 8-10 June, to nurture research, and publishing that research, in mission. The Missional Research Workshop is designed to encourage research and networking. Each session will share skills in writing and publishing and provide opportunities for presentation of work in progress, along with generative feedback from experienced researchers.
We are grateful that the african.theologyworldwide.com website was formally launched at the online conference of the Africa Society of Evangelical Theology (ASET) from the 5th-6th of March 2021. This ten-minute introductory video contains a presentation of the website and its central components by Dr Benno van den Toren and Dr Bosco Bangura, and recommendations by three members of the Editorial Board, Dr Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu, Dr Liz Mburu, and Dr Diane Stinton.
Theme: Pneumatology in Africa: The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit
Date: 5-6 March 2021
Take a look at the African Theological Journal for Church and Society, published by the Network for African Congregational Theology (NetACT) in collaboration with the Christian Literature Fund and Huguenot College.
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