Useful Student Resources

We at ATNP committed ourselves to make available high-quality scholarly material to students, educators, and church leaders. In addition to our books, here below are valuable resources made available through the generosity of various individuals and organisations.

The Dictionary of African Christian Biographies
This is the largest collection of freely available stories about African Christians who had an impact on the faith at various levels on the continent. The biographies in the Dictionary cover the whole field of African Christianity from earliest times to the present and over the entire continent. Broadly inter-confessional, historically descriptive, and exploiting the full range of oral and written records, the Dictionary is produced electronically in English, French, Portuguese and Kiswahili. Contributors are drawn from academic, church and mission communities in Africa and elsewhere. The Dictionary fills important gaps in the current scholarly corpus, serving both church and academy by virtue of its dynamic and internationally collaborative character.
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Handbook of Theological Education in Africa
Edited by Isabel Apawo Phiri and Dietrich Werner

Theological education is vital for the future of World Christianity—this conviction lies at the heart of this publication. Theological education has the potential to be the seedbed for the renewal of churches, their ministries, mission, and commitment to Christian unity.

If theological education is neglected by church leaders or in funding, the consequences are far-reaching; they might not be visible immediately, but they will certainly become manifest over time in the theological competence of church leadership, the holistic nature of mission, and the capacities for ecumenical and interfaith dialogue and the interaction between church and society.

Investment in theological education is an investment of hope in the future and mission of World Christianity. The transmission of Christian memory, the education for God’s peace and justice, and the formation for church and community leadership, therefore, should be priorities in all churches; however, in many places, theological education is far from secure or even in crisis at the present time. [Download Here]

Faith in African Lived Christianity: Bridging Anthropological and Theological Perspectives
Edited by Karen Lauterbach and Mika Vähäkangas

Faith in African Lived Christianity – Bridging Anthropological and Theological Perspectives offers a comprehensive, empirically rich and interdisciplinary approach to the study of faith in African Christianity. The book brings together anthropology and theology in the study of how faith and religious experiences shape the understanding of social life in Africa. The volume is a collection of chapters by prominent Africanist theologians, anthropologists and social scientists, who take people’s faith as their starting point and analyze it in a contextually sensitive way. It covers discussions of positionality in the study of African Christianity, interdisciplinary methods and approaches and a number of case studies on political, social and ecological aspects of African Christian spirituality.
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