0000-00-00 00:00:00

Re-Imagining African Christologies: Conversing with the Interpretations and Appropriations of Jesus Christ in African Christianity by Victor I. Ezigbo

Re-Imagining African Christologies: Conversing with the Interpretations and Appropriations of Jesus Christ in African Christianity by Victor I. Ezigbo

Page Updated:
Book Views: 34

Book review

Description: ""Who do you say that I am"" (Mark 8:29) is the question of Christology. By asking this question, Jesus invites his followers to interpret him from within their own contexts-history, experience, and social location. Therefore, all responses to Jesus's invitation are contextual. But for too long, many theologians particularly in the West have continued to see Christology as a universal endeavor that is devoid of any contextual influences. This understanding of Christology undermines Jesus's expectations from us to imagine and appropriate him from within our own contexts. In Re-imagining African Christologies, Victor I. Ezigbo presents a constructive exposition of the unique ways that many African theologians and lay Christians from various church denominations have interpreted and appropriated Jesus Christ in their own contexts. He also articulates the constructive contributions that these African Christologies can make to the development of Christological discourse in non-African Christian communities. Endorsements: ""Throughout the history of Christian thought, believers have struggled to understand the figure of Jesus Christ in the context of countless different cultures, and today, Africa is the scene of some of the most challenging and imaginative reconstructions. In his erudite and wide-ranging book, Victor Ezigbo offers a sound guide to these daring new Christological ventures."" --Philip Jenkins author of The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity ""A thoroughly researched book on African Christology. One of the neglected questions in African Christianity is how to present Christ in ways that answer questions Africans are asking. Victor Ezigbo tackles this topic brilliantly."" --Allan Anderson author of Spreading Fires: The Missionary Nature of Early Pentecostalism ""What would 'freedom in Christ' look like for Africans when it reflects care to diverse and complex contexts? Engaging with this decades old theological question, Victor Ezigbo's excellent study will reward the reader with a typology of African Christologies; a sense of the complexity of the theological task; an exhibition of the destructiveness of ill-formed knowledge of both the density of the manifold Christian traditions and the irreducible richness of living ancient cultures; and a refusal to reduce contextualization to a phenomenology that under-appreciates the theological task of reading the deep particularities of texts and contexts contemporaneously."" --John C. McDowell Morpeth Professor of Theology University of Newcastle About the Contributor(s): Victor I. Ezigbo is Assistant Professor of Contextual and Systematic Theology at Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. He obtained his PhD from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and is the author of several articles on African theologies and Christologies.

Author
Victor I. Ezigbo
Publisher
Pickwick Publications
Date of release
Pages
337
ISBN
9781606088227
Binding
Paperback
Illustrations
Format
PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC
Rating
3
61

Advertising

Get eBOOK
Re-Imagining African Christologies: Conversing with the Interpretations and Appropriations of Jesus Christ in African Christianity

Find and Download Book

Click one of share button to proceed download:
Choose server for download:
Download
Get It!
File size:5 mb
Estimated time:1 min
If not downloading or you getting an error:
  • Try another server.
  • Try to reload page — press F5 on keyboard.
  • Clear browser cache.
  • Clear browser cookies.
  • Try other browser.
  • If you still getting an error — please contact us and we will fix this error ASAP.
Sorry for inconvenience!
For authors or copyright holders
Amazon Affiliate

Go to Removal form

Leave a comment


Readers reviews