Title African initiated Christianity and the decolonisation of development : sustainable development in Pentecostal and independent churches / edited by Philipp Öhlmann, Wilhelm Gräb, and Marie-Luise Frost
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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 Ethnology Library  BR115.U6 A327 2020    AVAILABLE    30520020886157
Descript xvi, 338 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Series Routledge research in religion and development
Routledge research in religion and development
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction: African Initiated Christianity and Sustainable Development / Philipp Öhlmann, Wilhelm Gräb, Marie-Luise Frost -- Spirit and Empowerment: The African Initiated Church Movement and Development / J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu -- The Challenge of Environment and Climate Justice - Imperatives of an Eco-Theological Reformation of Christianity in African Contexts / Dietrich Werner -- African Initiated Churches and Development from Below: Subjecting a Thesis to Closer Scrutiny / Ignatius Swart -- Distinguished Church Leader Essay: Theology in African Initiated Churches: Reflections from an East African Perspective / John Njeru Gichimu -- Distinguished Church Leader Essay: Roles of Women in African Independent and Pentecostal Churches in Nigeria / Atinuke Abdulsalami -- "A Starving Man Cannot Shout Halleluyah": African Pentecostal Churches and the Challenge of Promoting Sustainable Development / Olufunke Adeboye -- Approaches to Transformation and Development: The Case of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Nigeria / Babatunde A. Adedibu -- The Role of Pentecostalism in Sustainable Development in South West Nigeria / Mobolaji Oyebiso Ajibade -- Aladura Churches as Agents of Social Transformation in South-West Nigeria / Akinwumi Akindolie -- Distinguished Church Leader Essay: Aladura Theology: The Case of the Church of the Lord (Prayer Fellowship) Worldwide / Rufus Okikiola Ositelu -- Distinguished Church Leader Essay: The Church of Pentecost and its Role in Ghanaian Society / Opoku Onyinah -- An Evaluation of Pentecostal Churches as Agents of Sustainable Development in Africa: A Case of the Church of Pentecost / Emmanuel Anim
Pentecostalism and Sustainable Development: The Case of Perez Chapel International / Sylvia Owusu-Ansah & Philip Adjei-Acquah -- Distinguished Church Leader Essay: Healing a Strained Relationship between African Independent Churches and Western Mission-founded Churches in Ghana (1967-2017): The Role of Good News Theological Seminary, Accra, Ghana / Thomas A. Oduro -- Distinguished Church Leader Essay: Partnerships for Female Education in Burkina Faso: Perspectives from Evangelical Churches and FBOs / Philippe Ouedraogo -- Centre International d'Evangélisation / Misswion Intérieure Africaine's contribution to sustainable development in Burkina Faso through transformational development / Ini Dorcas Dah -- Investing in the Future Generation: New Pentecostal Charismatic Churches in Harare, Zimbabwe / Simbarashe Gukurume -- Pentecostal Charismatic Christianity and the Management of Precarity in Postcolonial Zimbabwe / Josiah Taru -- Distinguished Church Leader Essay: Cross-Cultural Development in South Africa: A Perspective from Below / Danie van Zyl -- Contested Development(s)? The Possible Contribution of the African Independent Churches in Decolonising Development. A South African Perspective / Nadine Bowers-Du Toit
"This book investigates the substantial and growing contribution which African Independent and Pentecostal Churches are making to sustainable development in all its manifold forms. Moreover, this volume seeks to elucidate how these churches re-shape the very notion of sustainable development and contribute to the decolonization of development. Fostering both overarching and comparative perspectives, the book includes chapters on West Africa (Nigeria, Ghana and Burkina Faso), and Southern Africa (Zimbabwe and South Africa). It aims to open up a sub-field focused on African Initiated Christianity within the religion and development discourse, substantially broadening the scope of the existing literature. Written predominantly by scholars from the African continent, the chapters in this volume illuminate potentials and perspectives of African Initiated Christianity, combining theoretical contributions, essays by renowned church leaders, and case studies focusing on particular churches or regional contexts. Whilst the contributions in this book focus on the African continent, the notion of development underlying the concept of the volume is deliberately wide and multidimensional, covering economic, social, ecological, political, and cultural dimensions. Therefore, the book will be useful for the community of scholars interested in religion and development as well as researchers within African studies, anthropology, development studies, political science, religious studies, sociology of religion, and theology. It will also be a key resource for development policy-makers and practitioners"-- Provided by publisher
Link Online version: African initiated Christianity and the decolonisation of development Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020. 9780367823825 (DLC) 2019031603
Subject Economic development -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
Sustainable development -- Africa
Sustainable development -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
Pentecostal churches -- Africa
Independent churches -- Africa
Alt Author Öhlmann, Philipp, editor
Gräb, Wilhelm, editor
Frost, Marie-Luise, 1986- editor