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The Blessing of Africa - by Keith Augustus Burton (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 294

Genre: Religion + Beliefs

Sub-Genre: Christianity

Format: Paperback

Publisher: IVP Academic

Book theme: History

Author: Keith Augustus Burton

Language: English

Street Date: July 25, 2007
TCIN: 77843439
UPC: 9780830827626
Item Number (DPCI): 247-19-2657

Description

According to some estimates, Africa will soon have the highest concentration of Christians in the world. But African Christianity has had a long and conflicted history. Even today, modern misinterpretations of Scripture argue for God's curse upon the dark-skinned peoples of Africa. In this comprehensive study, Keith Burton traces the story of biblical Africa and the place of the Bible in the land of Ham. Beginning with the Old Testament, he explores the geography of biblical Africa and moves beyond stereotypical discussions of African ethnicity and identity. He then chronicles the African presence in the church from the New Testament onward, paying particular attention to the growth of Islam in Africa as well as the impact of European colonialism and the slave trade. Coming to the modern era, he examines the achievements of African Christianity and visionary efforts to adapt and reclaim Christianity for the African context. This invigorating work places the story of the Bible and African Christianity in a wider global context and challenges readers to think differently about history and the biblical world.
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