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2000 years of Christianity in Africa

Baur, John

2000 years of Christianity in Africa

an African church history

by Baur, John

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Published by Paulines in Nairobi, Kenya .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Christianity -- Africa.,
  • Africa -- Church history.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 521-538) and index.

    Other titlesTwo thousand years of Christianity in Africa
    StatementJohn Baur.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination576 p. :
    Number of Pages576
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18297337M
    ISBN 109966211101

    10 See John Baur, Years of Christianity in Africa: An African Church History, 2nd rev. ed. (Nairobi: Paulines Publications Africa, ); and Elizabeth Isichei, A History of Christianity in Africa: From Antiquity to the Present (Law-Author: Michael L. Cook. Christianity is now one of the two most widely practiced religions in Africa. There has been tremendous growth in the number of Christians in Africa – coupled by a relative decline in adherence to traditional African religions. Only nine million Christians were in Africa in , but by the year , there were an estimated million.

    Description: Isichei's thorough study surveys the full breadth of Christianity in Africa, from the early story of Egyptian Christianity to the churches of the Middle Years () to the prolific success of missions throughout the s. This important book fills a conspicuous void of scholarly works on Africa's Christian history.   The author of The Reformation returns with the definitive history of Christianity for our time. Once in a generation a historian will redefine his field, producing a book that demands to be read--a product of electrifying scholarship conveyed with commanding skill/5(5K).

      In Ancient African Christianity, David Wilhite seeks to unpack what it meant to be an African Christian in the “first millennium” (2) after the emergence of the subtitle of the book suggests, his goal is to investigate what is unique about African Christianity in this period. This is a question that has occupied Wilhite, beginning with his dissertation that looked at what.   By the year , six of the top ten countries with the largest Christian populations will be in Africa, according to a Pew Research Center report. Although Christianity in Africa is widespread, the nations situated in the Southern, Southeast, and Central regions of the continent are particularly dominated by Christians.


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Christianity First Years Book Summary: "David Edwards provides a sensitive critique which is helpful to those with no specialist knowledge and satisfying to. The First edition of Years of Christianity in African reminded us of the astonishing riches of the cultures of Africa, and the profound contribution Christianity has made to the continent from its earlier history.

The dawn of the third millennium saw new and critical challenges facing Africa. Get this from a library. years of Christianity in Africa: an African church history. [John Baur]. Get this from a library. years of Christianity in Africa: an African history, [John Baur].

From Booklist. The word encyclopedic seems somehow inadequate for a book whose subject spans 2, years on a continent as large and diverse as Africa, a continent where--by some estimates--Christianity is expanding at a rate roughly double that at which it is declining in the Western by: Book Review - Title: Years of Christianity in Africa: An African Church History Author: Rev.

Baur Publisher: Paulines Publications Africa Printer: Kolbe Press, Limuru-Kenya Volume. sources on the histories of Christianity in Africa that appeared from to He points out that “the earlier histories produced large and comprehensive volumes and were single-author efforts”. During the first decade of the 21st century “a number of multi-author collections of essays on African Christianity” appeared (KollmannCited by: 1.

Christianity in Africa Christianity has existed in Africa arguably since a decade after the death of Jesus of Nazareth. With strong cultural ties between Roman Judea (Israel) and the Greco-Roman Egypt (a large Jewish population lived in Alexandria, Egypt), Mark the Evangelist established a church in Alexandria as early as 43 CE.

He shows that the number of Christians in Africa grew from million in to million in to million by mid, and projects a figure of million for mid and million for Thus by most Christians in the world lived in Latin America, Africa.

This unprecedented work is the first one-volume study of the history of Christianity in Africa. Written by Elizabeth Isichei, a leading scholar in this field, A History of Christianity in Africa examines the origins and development of Christianity in Africa from the early story of Egyptian Christianity to the spectacular growth, vitality, and diversity of the churches in Africa today/5(13).

Years of Christianity in Africa is a work of scholar- ship, drawing upon primary sources from across the historical span of the African church, but Baur’s prose is File Size: KB. Stanford Libraries' official online search tool for books, media, journals, databases, government documents and more.

years of Christianity in Africa: an African. The Explosion of Christianity in Africa In the twentieth century, Christianity in Africa exploded from an estimated population of eight or nine million in (8 to 9%) to some million in (45%), marking a shift in the “center of gravity of Christianity” from the West to Latin America, parts of Asia and Africa.

Christianity in South Africa: A Political, Social, and Cultural History Writing this review as someone that grew up in South Africa and studied SA Church History for the last 30 years, there are numerous factual mistakes in the book, especially in terms of the Dutch Reformed churches in South AFrica.

Names are used incorrectly, assumptions are Reviews: 2. "The word encyclopedic seems somehow inadequate for a book whose subject spans 2, years on a continent as large and diverse as Africa But it is probably the best word available to convey the scope and style of Isichei's book, which is informative and readable and will surely become an important reference for historians and others interested in Africa, in Christianity, or in both.

Christianity is now one of the two most widely practiced religions in Africa. There has been tremendous growth in the number of Christians in Africa - coupled by a relative decline in adherence to traditional African religions.

Only nine million Christians were in Africa inbut by the yearthere were an estimated million Christians. The title of this book is misleading for two reasons.

First, only a single short chapter covers the years before Second, it would be better titled "Some Politically Correct, Gossipy Anecdotes from African Christianity"/5(13). The history of Christianity in Africa probably began during the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ, two thousand years ago.

The New Testament of the Bible mentions several events in which Africans were witnesses to the life of Christ and the ministry of the : Karenp.Description of the book "The Story of Christianity: A History of Years of the Christian Faith": In The Story of Christianity, acclaimed theologian David Bentley Hart provides a sweeping and informative portrait of a faith that has shaped the western world and beyond for over 2, years.

From the persecutions of the early church to the papal-imperial conflicts of the Middle Ages, from the religious. This unprecedented work is the first one-volume study of the history of Christianity in Africa.

Written by Elizabeth Isichei, a leading scholar in this field, A History of Christianity in Africa examines the origins and development of Christianity in Africa from the early story of Egyptian Christianity to the spectacular growth, vitality, and diversity of the churches in Africa : $