From Historical to Critical Post-Colonial Theology: The by Robert S. Heaney,Christopher Rowland PDF

By Robert S. Heaney,Christopher Rowland

ISBN-10: 1625647816

ISBN-13: 9781625647818

what's post-colonial theology? How does it relate to theology that emerged in traditionally colonial occasions? those are questions that get to the center of Robert S. Heaney's paintings as he considers the level to which theologians predating the emergence of post-colonial theology will be regarded as precursory to this theological move. Heaney argues that the paintings of leading edge theologians John S. Mbiti and Jesse N. okay. Mugambi, vital of their personal correct, needs to now even be thought of on the subject of the ongoing emergence of post-colonial theology. whilst this can be performed, clean views on either the character of post-colonial theology and contextual theology emerge. via a sympathetic and important interpreting of Mbiti and Mugambi, Heaney bargains a sequence of positive strikes that counter the continued temptation towards acontextualism that keeps to hang-out theology either within the North and within the South.

"This paintings breaks new flooring within the box of African theology and should be an important contribution to modern research."
--Christopher Rowland, Dean Ireland's Professor of the Exegesis of Holy Scripture, Queen's university, Oxford

"This is a well timed and distinct consultant to aid generate biblical, theological, and missiological cognizance at the richness, breadth, intensity, and infrequently underappreciated relevance of African theology for the area Church. for a few years to return, this can act as a dynamic source for theologians and church leaders around the globe who're desirous about the contextualization of African theology and its demand transformative and liberative application."
--Rev. Canon Alfred uw'Imana Sebahene, Director of Extension schooling and African Public Theologian and Christian Ethicist, St. John's college of Tanzania

"Robert Heaney offers priceless explanation of the content material of post-colonial theology via contemplating of its formative figures. throughout the visions of Mbiti and Mugambi . . . Heaney describes how African event can shed clean mild on Christian existence normally. it is a ground-breaking paintings that reinforces attention of the way trust and perform can cohere with authenticity, contextually and past, for Anglicans and for individuals of all confessions."
--William L. Sachs, govt Director of the heart for Interfaith Reconciliation at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, Richmond, Virginia

"Mbiti and Mugambi are towering figures within the learn of African non secular traditions. notwithstanding, via a few optimistic strikes, Heaney brings their voices squarely into the sphere of post-colonial inspiration, permitting their paintings to aid us imagine deeply approximately coloniality and gear. Their voices carry either judgment and desire for these looking to subvert hegemonic strength and serve a God who's visible, normally, within the margins."
--Jonathan S. Barnes, MDiv, PhD, govt of venture schooling, international Ministries/DOM

"Robert Heaney has written a booklet of remarkable caliber and intensity. by way of utilizing serious cultural theories and comparative theological tools, he indicates the strengths and promise of post-colonial African theologies represented within the writings of Mbiti and Mugambi. Heaney's booklet is a travel de strength at the altering panorama of African theologies."
--Stan Chu Ilo, Assistant Professor of Catholic experiences, DePaul collage, Chicago

Robert S. Heaney is Assistant Professor of Christian undertaking and Director of the heart for Anglican Communion experiences at Virginia Theological Seminary.

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