African Christian Theologies and the Impact of the Reformation

ab 34,90 

Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, Tharcisse Gatwa, Traugott Jähnichen, Elisée Musemakweli (Eds.)

Symposion PIASS Rwanda February 18-23, 2016

ISBN 978-3-643-90820-9
Band-Nr. 10
Jahr 2017
Seiten 424
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Theology in the Public Square/Theologie in der Öffentlichkeit


„African Christian Theologies and the
Reformation Legacy“ may seem to have little to do with each
other. But there are shared perspectives. One of the
strongest heritages of the Reformation for Christianity was
to return to the central role given to the Bible, translated
in local dialects. Christianity expanded thanks to the
translation of the Bible in vernacular languages worldwide.
Most importantly, the people who had been victims of
prejudices of race supremacy could now have access to God in
their own language, culture and idioms without
intermediaries. It is largely thanks to Bible translations
that the majority of those churches in Africa born of
European mission activities continued to develop positively
after the end of the colonial age, and that independent
African churches emerged.