ISBN 9789964878023
Pages 184
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Illustrations B/W Illustrations
Published 2004
Publisher Africa Christian Press, Ghana
Format Paperback

Prophetism in Ghana

by C.G. Baeta

This was probably the first serious theological study by an African scholar of the African response to the Christian faith. It opened the research field, provided a reference point, and paved the way for future investigation. It is now regarded as a seminal work, central to historical understandings of the theology of indigenous African Christianity, its relationship with indigenous African religions, African prophet movements and the independent churches. To this day, it remains one of the most authoritative academic sources on religious innovation in Africa in the twentieth century.

The work is here re-published, with a new foreword by J. Kwabena Asmoah-Gyadu of the Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon, Ghana, which revisits some of the author’s conclusions in light of recent developments in the indigenous and Christian religious movements in independent Africa.

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About the Author

C.G. Baeta

Emeritus Professor Baëta (1908-1994) served at the University of Ghana for a period of 22 years, as Lecturer, Professor, Protestant Chaplain, Head of the Department of the Study of Religion, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, and Pro-Vice Chancellor. He held numerous visiting professorships, notably in Germany, and was awarded several honorary degrees.

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