African theology – New books
Among the purchases added to the collection this month, David Tonghou Ngong, editor (2017) A new history of African Christian thought : from Cape to Cairo Routledge is well worth a mention. In this volume, the chapters provide a comprehensive overview of African Christian thought that goes back to North Africa in antiquity, mentioning Augustine and the Donatists, looks at Sub-Saharan Africa from the colonial period of missionary activity, and goes right up to the present. As the back cover describes:
“Challenging conventional, colonial divisions of Africa, A new history of African Christian thought demonstrates that important continuities exist across the continent. Chapters written by specialists in African Christian thought reflect the issues – both ancient and modern – in which Christian Africa has impacted the shape of Christian belief from the beginning of the movement up to the present day.” — back cover
The final chapter ‘Contemporary African Christian thought and homosexuality’ is particularly pertinent to developments taking place across the world Church today, identifying two trajectories of thought on the issue in African Christian thought, and observing that its perspective on the role of the Bible and its authority figures highly in these debates.
If you would like to see this book for yourself, its classmark is 230.06 NGO. You will find all our books on African theology in the section 230.06, so feel free to come and browse them.
Emily Dunn (2015) Lightning from the East : heterodoxy and Christianity in contemporary China (Religion in Chinese Societies series) Brill
David Tonghou Ngong, editor (2017) A new history of African Christian thought : from Cape to Cairo Routledge
Ian Johnson (2017) The souls of China : the return of religion after Mao Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books
Harold T. Lewis (2007) A church for the future : South Africa as the crucible for Anglicanism in a new century Church Publishing, an imprint of Church Publishing Incorporated, New York