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WCF.M4.L26 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Describe some of the newer approaches to the study of African Christianity.
  • Compare African theologies with Latin American liberation theology.
  • Explain the value of a using a people’s own music styles in their churches.

  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Four Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 103-104Lesson 26 Introduction

  • General

  • African Theologies
  • Snodderly, ed: WCF Degree Study Programs: All Module Reader
  • 305-312Gration: #7 Gration: African Theologies and the Contextualization of the Gospel

  • See different approaches by African theologians to Christian and traditional African worldviews.
  • Thomas, ed: Classic Texts in Mission and World Christianity
  • 133b-134Salvation in African Experience
  • 182b-183Ikenga-Metuh: Contextualization and Incarnation

  • Jenkins: The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity
  • 124d-139Healings, Spiritual Warfare, Old and New Testaments, etc.
  • 147d-150Africa’s Revolutions
  • 202-204Southern Allies (in conservatism)

  • Oliver: The African Experience
  • 301-316The Past and the Present

  • Moreau, ed: Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions
  • 43-44African Initiated Church Movement
  • 45-46African Theology

  • Myers: Exploring World Mission
  • 58The Church in the World: Africa

  • Ethnomusicology and Missions
  • Snodderly, ed: WCF Degree Study Programs: All Module Reader
  • 313-318Gration: #8 Chenoweth: Contextualization and Ethnomusicology

  • Moreau, ed: Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions
  • 327-328Ethnomusicology

  • Sanneh: Disciples of All Nations
  • 176-181Foresight (Advancement of Africa through Translation)

  • Walls, ed.: Mission in the 21st Century
  • 107-117Bediako: “Whose Religion is Christianity?” Reflection on Opportunities and Challenges in Christian Theological Scholarship: The African Dimension

  •  Kim: Another Reformation on the Horizon

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Four Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 104-106Lesson 26 Review

  • Optional
  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 648Nigeria (#13-15)
  • 650-652Nigeria: Central and Northern Zones
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes

Reflection Questions
  • How do the new African theologies being developed compare with the liberation theology coming out of Latin America?

  • What are possible dangers in the approaches taken by African Christian scholars in the studies of African Christianity? Do their approaches seem valid?

  • Why make such a fuss about the kind of music used in churches planted among people who previously did not have the gospel? Wouldn’t there be some advantages for them to also partake of the rich historical heritage of Christian music?