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How Is Jesus Christ Lord?

Reading Kwame Bediako from a Postcolonial and Intercontextual Perspective

by Bernhard Dinkelaker (Author)
Thesis 578 Pages

Summary

The centre of gravity of World Christianity has moved to the South. The numerical growth of African Christians however does not manifest itself in academic theology. Kwame Bediako (1945–2008) is a voice from Ghana that claims a space for African contributions in theology. His quest for identity, his analysis of mission, culture and language, and his critique of a ‹Western value setting› raise issues that are relevant beyond his own context. His statement that Africa is a ‹laboratory› for World Christianity challenges theological debates. His Christological approach is the key to critical engagement with church and society. The book analyses Bediako’s work from a postcolonial and intercontextual perspective. His contribution marks an unfinished agenda in African-European encounters.

Details

Pages
578
ISBN (PDF)
9783631730515
ISBN (ePUB)
9783631730522
ISBN (MOBI)
9783631730539
ISBN (Hardcover)
9783631730508
Language
English
Publication date
2021 (June)
Tags
African Theology African agency Akan Culture Translation Primal Religion Enlightenment
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien, 2017. 578 pp.

Biographical notes

Bernhard Dinkelaker (Author)

Bernhard Dinkelaker studied Theology and Educational Science at the Universities of Tübingen, Münster/Westf., Birmingham and Heidelberg. He served in diaconal work and in parishes in Germany, in an ecumenical programme in Ghana, as General Secretary in an international mission association, and as a lecturer in Cameroon.

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