Church and Mission in the Context of War


The church in the Democratic Republic of Congo is no stranger to conflict, yet little research has been done on the impact of war in shaping the local church’s understanding of itself and its mission. In this in-depth study, Dr. Eraston Kambale Kighoma traces the survival and theological development of the Baptist Church in Central Africa over a twenty-year period of conflict. Utilizing a combination of descriptive, contextual and integrative approaches, he examines the effect of war on the church’s theology in action, especially its understanding and practice of mission. This study sheds new light on existing theories of missions, while offering specific insight into the church’s missionary task in contexts of conflict. It offers an excellent addition to missiological studies for scholars and practitioners alike.

About the Author

ERASTON KAMBALE KIGHOMA gained his PhD in Theology from the International Leadership University, Nairobi, Kenya (in conjunction with South Africa Theological Seminary, Johannesburg, South Africa). He is the executive director of the Centre for Intercultural Missions and Research and also serves as a coordinator for the DRC with the Lausanne Movement Care of Creation program. Dr. Kighoma teaches on mission and intercultural studies in a variety of seminaries and universities.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781839730627

Category: Academic, Christian Living, Theology

Region: Africa

Publishing Date: 2021-06-14

Number of pages: 320

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