A friend of ours is a Senior Lecturer at the Anglican Bible college in Dodoma and I asked him what he thought about western responses to the prosperity gospel. We feel we’ve been doing lots of learning on the topic of prosperity theology but we’re always keen to run it […]
Fulata Lusungu Moyo says in ‘Navigating Experiences of Healing: A Narrative Theology of Eschatological Hope as Healing’ from African Women, Religion and Health, that when her husband Solomon became ill with cancer, her religio-cultural environment regarded it as ‘an infliction from the devil probably through witchcraft.’ However, the attitude of […]
Musa W Dube wants to see African Indigenous Religions (hereafter AIR/s) viewed in their own right, arguing that those who view them as awaiting the fulfilment of Christianity have had their minds ‘colonised’, and, along with it, their methods of doing theology. Her article in African Women, Religion and Health, ‘Adinkra! […]
Nyambura J Njogore’s ‘Let’s Celebrate the Power of Naming’ in African Women, Religion and Health, honours an essay written by Mercy Oduyoye about her experiences of being a childless African woman. Njogore takes Mercy’s approach of naming the pain and from such experiences creating a life-giving theology, as an example for […]
Continuing my exploration of African theology, and adding the dimension of women’s theologies, my next project is to read several books written by members of The Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians (previously mentioned as part of 2010/11’s summer project on feminist theology.) Founded by Mercy Amba Ewudziwa Oduyoye, it is […]
Hearing and Knowing: Theological Reflections on Christianity in Africa is written by Mercy Oduyoye, arguably Africa’s foremost female theologian. A Ghanian, her perspective is shaped by a different context from the one we find ourselves in. Nevertheless, she brings some strikingly relevant questions, in particular, what does Christianity offer to […]
In Orobator’s discussion of the relationship between faith and culture, and how this has unfolded in the African context, he provides some useful distinctions for words that can sometimes sound pretty similar!