African Church Fathers Ancient and Modern

African Church Fathers   Ancient and Modern

These texts also underwrite the conviction of Mbiti as well as Origen of the resurrection as something which must be lived in church and society, corporately as well as in personal devotion.

Author: Hans S. A. Engdahl

Publisher: African Sun Media

ISBN: 9781928480884

Category: Religion

Page: 504

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This critical and close reading of two African theologians, Origen (185 – 254) and Mbiti (1931 – 2019), focuses on the following areas: philosophy (African philosophy and religion and Platonic cosmology), ecclesiology and eschatology; a parallel presentation of these three themes leads to a fourth theme, that of the resurrection, where it is argued that there exists a consensus and a convergence between the two. This reading also highlights two convictions that partly have caused strong criticism: Mbiti has suggested that African philosophy and religion have a conception of time of their own, Origen that all and everything is gradually moving towards an apokatastasis, at which point all will be saved. Yet, the contention is that even more important to both Mbiti and Origen is the resurrection of Jesus Christ. In order to establish the impact of the resurrection on their lives as Christians and as theologians, a contrast reading has been undertaken, i.e. texts are identified which underline the need to forge a link between the resurrection and the earthly ministry of Jesus. These texts also underwrite the conviction of Mbiti as well as Origen of the resurrection as something which must be lived in church and society, corporately as well as in personal devotion. The fact of resurrection creates a new mode of life.
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The Rebirth of African Orthodoxy

The Rebirth of African Orthodoxy

People yearning to discover the intellectual and classical African Christian roots will find the book very helpful.” –Thomas A. Oduro, President, Good News Theological College & Seminary, Accra, Ghana “While Tom Oden writes about ...

Author: Thomas C. Oden

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 9781501819100

Category: Religion

Page: 155

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African orthodoxy today reveals the same powerful faith that was confessed by Athanasius and Augustine seventeen centuries ago. Classic African Christian teaching in the patristic period (100–750 AD) preceded modern colonialism by over a thousand years. Many young African women and men are now reexamining these lost roots. They are hungry for accurate information about their Christian ancestors. Thomas C. Oden asks readers to recapture the resonance of a consensual orthodoxy, the harmony of voices celebrating the apostolic testimony to God’s saving work in Jesus Christ, witnessed to in scripture and understood best by African interpreters of the faith. In ten seminars, Oden invites discerning readers to reclaim and reaffirm Christian faith as it emerges from thoughtful conversations between contemporary and ancient African interpreters of orthodox faith. “This new book by Tom Oden is remarkable and historic. His words challenge the worldwide church to return to the true fountain of living water, Jesus Christ. He specifically encourages us Africans to continue to seek the treasures left to us by our early church fathers and mothers in order to reshape the Christian mind now as they did in the first millennium.” –The Most Rev. Dr. Mouneer Hanna Anis, Archbishop of the Episcopal/Anglican Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa “A thought-provoking book with factual evidences emphasizing the continuity of global orthodoxy that emanated in Africa and has been nurtured by Africans from the time of Mark the evangelist to the present. People yearning to discover the intellectual and classical African Christian roots will find the book very helpful.” –Thomas A. Oduro, President, Good News Theological College & Seminary, Accra, Ghana “While Tom Oden writes about Africans for Africans, The Rebirth of African Orthodoxy: Return to Foundations is also addressed to all Christians everywhere who ask, ‘What is God doing in the world today?’ The author proposes that the clue to what God is doing in the present is to be found in what God has done in the past, for ‘the Holy Spirit has a history.’ Tom directs us to look to Africa, where the ancient African Christian orthodoxy is being reborn in the African church today, making it a witness to the whole church everywhere.” –Timothy W. Whitaker, retired bishop, Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church
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Ancient African Christianity

Ancient African Christianity

Allusions to the Punic wars and to Africa's heritage can be found in many of the North African church fathers, and in addition to an implicit non-Roman ...

Author: David E. Wilhite

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135121419

Category: Religion

Page: 426

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Christianity spread across North Africa early, and it remained there as a powerful force much longer than anticipated. While this African form of Christianity largely shared the Latin language and Roman culture of the wider empire, it also represented a unique tradition that was shaped by its context. Ancient African Christianity attempts to tell the story of Christianity in Africa from its inception to its eventual disappearance. Well-known writers such as Tertullian, Cyprian, and Augustine are studied in light of their African identity, and this tradition is explored in all its various expressions. This book is ideal for all students of African Christianity and also a key introduction for anyone wanting to know more about the history, religion, and philosophy of these early influential Christians whose impact has extended far beyond the African landscape.
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African Americans and the Classics

African Americans and the Classics

that there was a distinct connection between ancient Africa and the ... and the eminent early North African church fathers – Tertullian, Origen, Cyprian, ...

Author: Margaret Malamud

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786720283

Category: History

Page: 304

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A new wave of research in black classicism has emerged in the 21st century that explores the role played by the classics in the larger cultural traditions of black America, Africa and the Caribbean. Addressing a gap in this scholarship, Margaret Malamud investigates why and how advocates for abolition and black civil rights (both black and white) deployed their knowledge of classical literature and history in their struggle for black liberty and equality in the United States. African Americans boldly staked their own claims to the classical world: they deployed texts, ideas and images of ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt in order to establish their authority in debates about slavery, race, politics and education. A central argument of this book is that knowledge and deployment of Classics was a powerful weapon and tool for resistance-as improbable as that might seem now-when wielded by black and white activists committed to the abolition of slavery and the end of the social and economic oppression of free blacks. The book significantly expands our understanding of both black history and classical reception in the United States.
Categories: History

African Christian Mothers and Fathers

African Christian Mothers and Fathers

This book will be of great interest to both scholars and students alike, particularly those interested in understanding Christianity as a global phenomenon.

Author: Mark Ellingsen

Publisher:

ISBN: 1498284590

Category: Religion

Page: 252

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After almost a millennium and a half, scholars are rediscovering the theological roots of Christianity in ancient North Africa! But we still have a long way to go in bringing these insights to the Church's consciousness. What has been needed is a careful but accessible analysis of what the great theologians of the region prior to and contemporary with Augustine actually taught about the faith, and why what they said still matters today. African Christian Mothers and Fathers is precisely the book we have needed, an explanation of the theology of these great, though in some cases forgotten, early church leaders for scholars, seminarians, pastors, and laity. Mark Ellingsen, author of an acclaimed book on the thought and life of Augustine, takes readers on an insightful tour of the theological landscape of North Africa and its thought from the late first through the early fifth centuries, and brings us back to the present enriched with ancient but fresh ideas for living the faith. ""Ellingsen's book is an accessible, well-organized, and effectively written treatment of the importance and enduring legacy of ancient North African Christianity. Through weaving together profiles of the important theological contributions of North African thinkers ranging from Anthony to Augustine, Elllingsen subtly makes the point that Christianity in Africa today was not simply planted by forces of colonialism, but is instead an 'indigenous faith' of that continent. This book will be of great interest to both scholars and students alike, particularly those interested in understanding Christianity as a global phenomenon."" --Michael K. Turner, Hood Theological Seminary, Salisbury, NC ""One of the finest pieces of scholarship ever written on largely pre-Augustinian African Christian thought, African Christian Mothers and Fathers is Mark Ellingsen's latest remarkable and solid contribution to autochthonous African Christian spirituality. Taking into its broad sweep the African treatment of fundamental doctrinal and soteriological topics, the book amply evinces the relevance of the early African church to the modern church catholic: ubi spiritus, ibi ecclesia."" --Chris Synodinos, Clark University, Worcester, MA ""The present volume emphasizes several aspects of thoughts and methods of early theologians of North Africa in the first centuries of our era and discloses important facets of their work. It highlights the origin and the growth of Christianity in Africa and constitutes an essential contribution to a more exact and well-rounded knowledge of the social culture and church life."" --Helene Perdicoyianni-Paleologou, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Classics, University of Johannesburg, Auckland Park, South Africa Mark Ellingsen is Professor of Church History at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta. The author of nineteen books and hundreds of published articles, his most important books in the field of church history include The Richness of Augustine, Sin Bravely, and his widely used two-volume textbook, Reclaiming Our Roots.
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Jesus Christ as Ancestor

Jesus Christ as Ancestor

This book also warns the church in Africa, and elsewhere, to avoid repeating the dangerous christological heresies of the ancient church by remaining faithful to a biblical interpretation and orthodox theology of Christ.

Author: Reuben Turbi Luka

Publisher: Langham Publishing

ISBN: 9781783687176

Category: Religion

Page: 430

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In this critical study, Dr Turbi Luka uses historical-theological methodology to engage in detail with Christologies of key African theologians and conventional theological sources for Christology, including the church fathers Tertullian and Athanasius as well as modern theologians. Turbi argues that existing African Christologies, specifically ancestor Christologies, are inadequate in expressing the person of Christ as Messiah and saviour, the fulfilment of Old Testament prophesies. Providing a new approach, Turbi proposes an African Linguistic Affinity Christology that explicitly portrays Jesus as Christ in a contextually relevant way for Africans in everyday life. This crucial study highlights the need for biblically rooted Christology and for sound theological understanding and naming of Jesus at every level. This book also warns the church in Africa, and elsewhere, to avoid repeating the dangerous christological heresies of the ancient church by remaining faithful to a biblical interpretation and orthodox theology of Christ.
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Ethnic Patriotism and the East African Revival

Ethnic Patriotism and the East African Revival

... and other ancient church fathers in long letters criticizing the modern innovations of Anglicanism?' In 194 6, with the ancient character of his church ...

Author: Derek R. Peterson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107021167

Category: History

Page: 344

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This book shows how cosmopolitan Christian converts and east African patriots struggled to define political community in the mid-twentieth century. Derek Peterson traces the history of the East African Revival, an evangelical movement that challenged patriots' effort to root people in place as inheritors of a cultural heritage.
Categories: History

Ancient Christian Devotional

Ancient Christian Devotional

A follow-up to the previous Ancient Christian Devotional, which follows lectionary cycle A, this devotional guide follows lectionary cycle C, which begins in Advent 2009.

Author: Cindy Crosby

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830835287

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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A follow-up to the previous Ancient Christian Devotional, which follows lectionary cycle A, this devotional guide follows lectionary cycle C, which begins in Advent 2009. This guide to prayer and reflection combines excerpts from the writings of the church fathers as found in the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture with a simple structure for daily or weekly reading and prayer.
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African Christian Mothers and Fathers

African Christian Mothers and Fathers

impressive and helpful contributions for reflecting on the Trinity today.2 Ancient African Christianity can contribute to the Western church's recovery of a ...

Author: Mark Ellingsen

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781606085509

Category: Religion

Page: 250

View: 449

After almost a millennium and a half, scholars are rediscovering the theological roots of Christianity in ancient North Africa! But we still have a long way to go in bringing these insights to the Church's consciousness. What has been needed is a careful but accessible analysis of what the great theologians of the region prior to and contemporary with Augustine actually taught about the faith, and why what they said still matters today. African Christian Mothers and Fathers is precisely the book we have needed, an explanation of the theology of these great, though in some cases forgotten, early church leaders for scholars, seminarians, pastors, and laity. Mark Ellingsen, author of an acclaimed book on the thought and life of Augustine, takes readers on an insightful tour of the theological landscape of North Africa and its thought from the late first through the early fifth centuries, and brings us back to the present enriched with ancient but fresh ideas for living the faith. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }
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The Complete History of the Christian Church With Bible

The Complete History of the Christian Church  With Bible

The great work of the church then was the conversion and education of the ... the ancient church of the Fathers, and the modern church of the Reformers.

Author: Philip Schaff

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4064066051747

Category: Bibles

Page: 11664

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This edition is an eight volume account of Christian history which covers the history of Christianity from the time of the apostles to the Reformation period. The book deals with seven periods in the history of the church: The First Period of Church History – Apostolic Christianity; The Second Period of Church History – Ante-Nicene Christianity; The Third Period of Church History – The Church in Union with the Roman Empire; The Fourth Period of Church History – The Church among the Barbarians; The Fifth Period of Church History – From Gregory VII to Boniface VIII A. D. 1049–1294; The Sixth Period of Church History – From Boniface VIII to Martin Luther ; The Seventh Period of Church History – The Reformation. The Bible is a collection of sacred texts or scriptures that Jews and Christians consider to be a product of divine inspiration and a record of the relationship between God and humans. With estimated total sales of over 5 billion copies, it is widely considered to be the most influential and best-selling book of all time. This is the "American Standard Version" (ASV) - a Bible translation into English that was completed in 1901, with the publication of the revision of the Old Testament; the revised New Testament had been released in 1900.
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Institutes of Ecclesiastical History Ancient and Modern

Institutes of Ecclesiastical History  Ancient and Modern

Eccles . lib . vi . cap . xxix . roused up the African churches to great efforts ... Jerome ( De l'iris is very honourably mentioned by many of the fathers ...

Author: Johann Lorenz Mosheim

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HWRLZC

Category:

Page: 904

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Mosheim s Institutes of Ecclesiastical History Ancient and Modern

Mosheim s Institutes of Ecclesiastical History  Ancient and Modern

Eccles . lib . vi . cap xxix . roused up the African churches to great efforts for ... Jerome ( De Viris is very honourably mentioned by many of the fathers ...

Author: Johann Lorenz Mosheim

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433088100031

Category: Church history

Page: 904

View: 147

Categories: Church history

The Christian Sacraments

The Christian Sacraments

Naked subjects , Modern Immersion not suitable to the Gospel or wants of the ... -104 Circumcision given to males only , .106 Testimony of Ancient Fathers ...

Author: Orceneth Fisher

Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173011559240

Category: Baptism

Page: 366

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Categories: Baptism

On the Way to the Cross

On the Way to the Cross

Based on the daily Gospel reading cycle from the Book of Common Prayer and written in a brief daily format, this is a perfect resource for Lenten use!

Author: Thomas C. Oden

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830869480

Category: Religion

Page:

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This unique devotional by Thomas C. Oden and Joel Elowsky and edited by Cindy Crosby offers forty days of devotional comments from the church fathers about the Gospel of John. Based on the daily Gospel reading cycle from the Book of Common Prayer and written in a brief daily format, this is a perfect resource for Lenten use!
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Mami Wata Africa s Ancient God dess Unveiled Vol I

Mami Wata  Africa s Ancient God dess Unveiled Vol  I

They were not alone, the list of writers who heavily quoted from these black prophetess included other church fathers who had formed a committee ...

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Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780615179360

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Early Modern Dutch Prints of Africa

Early Modern Dutch Prints of Africa

The writings of later ancient philosophers, particularly those of Seneca and ... Seneca, Cicero, and the early Church Fathers Augustine and Prudentius.59 In ...

Author: ElizabethA. Sutton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351569057

Category: Art

Page: 300

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Using Pieter de Marees' Description and Historical Account of the Gold Kingdom of Guinea (1602) as her main source material, author Elizabeth Sutton brings to bear approaches from the disciplines of art history and book history to explore the context in which De Marees' account was created. Since variations of the images and text were repeated in other European travel collections and decorated maps, Sutton is able to trace how the framing of text and image shaped the formation of knowledge that continued to be repeated and distilled in later European depictions of Africans. She reads the engravings in De Marees' account as a demonstration of the intertwining domains of the Dutch pictorial tradition, intellectual inquiry, and Dutch mercantilism. At the same time, by analyzing the marketing tactics of the publisher, Cornelis Claesz, this study illuminates how early modern epistemological processes were influenced by the commodification of knowledge. Sutton examines the book's construction and marketing to shed new light on the social milieus that shared interests in ethnography, trade, and travel. Exploring how the images and text function together, Sutton suggests that Dutch visual and intellectual traditions informed readers' choices for translating De Marees' text visually. Through the examination of early modern Dutch print culture, Early Modern Dutch Prints of Africa expands the boundaries of our understanding of the European imperial enterprise.
Categories: Art

Becoming African in America

Becoming African in America

... Augustine, and Fulgentius, three early church fathers from North Africa ... to link African Masons' ancient illustrious past to the contemporary world ...

Author: James Sidbury

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195320107

Category: History

Page: 291

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James Sidbury reveals how African identity emerged in the late 18th century Atlantic world, tracing the development of 'African' from a degrading term connoting savage people, to a word that was a source of pride and unity for the diverse victims of the Atlantic slave trade.
Categories: History

History of the Christian Church Volume 1

History of the Christian Church Volume 1

The Life of Christ and the Apostolic Church are by far the most important ... the ancient church of the Fathers, and the modern church of the Reformers.

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Publisher: CCEL

ISBN: 9781610250405

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A Conflict on Authority in the Early African Church

A Conflict on Authority in the Early African Church

It is true , the Western church owes much to Africa . That is why the ancient church of North Africa still captures the imagination of many modern people .

Author: Steven Paas

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: IND:30000107401717

Category: Religion

Page: 68

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"In this book Nyasulu presents a brief and simple biblical theological account of a study of the spread of the Christian faith to cross geographical, social and cultural boundaries. The book also considers new relevant avenues of doing missions."--From back cover
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