ISBN 9780869227695
Pages 60
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Published 2002
Publisher Mambo Press, Zimbabwe
Format Paperback

History of Christianity in Africa in the Context of African

An Assessment

by Frans J. Verstraelen

This book presents an outline of recent developments and approaches in Christian historiography. It reviews and assesses four important contributions by non-African historians to the field of study, Baur, Isichei, Hastings and Sundkler. The author, former head of Religious Studies at the University of Zimbabwe, argues that African historians/Christians are bringing fresh perspectives to the study of African Chrisitanity and Christian history, and that the future of historiography of Christianity in Africa lies in an open and critical dialogue between African and non-African perspectives.

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About the Author

Frans J. Verstraelen

Frans J. Verstraelen is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Zimbabwe. Previously he was Associate Director and Senior Researcher in the Interuniversity Institute for Missiological and Ecumenical Research at Leiden University, 1969-1989. The years 1976-1986 he was General Secretary of the International Association for Mission Studies.

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