African Public Theology

by Sunday Bobai Agang, Dion A. Forster, H. Jurgens Hendriks

Africa needs leaders and Christians from every walk of life to rediscover their identity and purpose in all spheres of society. African Public Theology sounds a clarion call to accomplish this vital task. God created all humans equally, intending for us to live in community and take responsibility for the world around us – a mandate we need to act on.

Through faithful application of Scripture to contexts common in the continent today, contributors from across Africa join as one to present a vision for the Africa that God intended. No simplistic solutions are offered – instead African Public Theology challenges every reader to think through the application of biblical principles in their own community, place of work and sphere of influence. If we heed the principles and lessons that God’s word has for society, culture and public life, then countries across Africa can have hope of a future that is free from corruption and self-promotion and is instead characterized by collective stewardship and servant-hearted leadership.


About the Author

Sunday Bobai Agang is the Academic Dean of one of Africa’s premier theological seminaries, ECWA Theological Seminary Jos (JETS). Sunday holds a BA (JETS), M.Div (Palmer Theological Seminary, Phildalphia, Pensylvania), and a Ph.D (Fuller Seminary, Pasadena). He has published several articles on various theological issues as well being a regular contributor to Christianity Today. An ordained minister with the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) as well as a member of the Institute for Global Engagement, he is founder and chair of the International Foundation for Entrepreneurial Education (IFEE) and co-founder and Vice President of Gantys Aid to Widows, Orphans and Needy (GAWON). Sunday Bobai Agang is a just peacemaking advocate.

DION A. FORSTER is Professor of Public Theology and Ethics, Chair of the Department of Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology and Director of the Beyers Naudé Centre for Public Theology at Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

H. JURGENS HENDRIKS is Professor Emeritus of Practical Theology and Missiology at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, and a founding member and programme coordinator of the Network for African Congregational Theology (NetACT).

Book Information

  • Author: Sunday Bobai Agang, Dion A. Forster, H. Jurgens Hendriks
  • ISBN: 9781783687664
  • Category: Theology, Global Perspectives
  • Region: Africa
  • Publisher: Langham Publishing
  • Publishing Date: 04/30/2020
  • Number of Pages: 450


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