Expository Preaching in Africa


How can expository preaching, rooted in a textual analysis of Scripture, be effectively utilized in oral cultures? In Expository Preaching in Africa, Ezekiel A. Ajibade engages this challenge directly, offering practical techniques for integrating African oral elements – such as myths, proverbs, folklore, dance, drama, poetry, and storytelling – into preaching that is both biblical and African. Alongside numerous examples and tools, Ajibade provides a rich overview of the nature of orality, the history and development of African preaching, and the reason biblical exposition must be central to gospel proclamation. He reminds us that it is the word of God, incarnated among us, that has the power to transform lives and revitalize nations. Contextualized expository preaching is not, therefore, one technique to be utilized among many; it is, rather, the heart of biblical teaching and the future of the African church.

While contributing significantly to studies in contextualization and homiletics, this book is immediately applicable to practitioners, especially African preachers and those working in oral contexts.

About the Author

EZEKIEL A. AJIBADE holds a PhD in Christian Preaching from Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso, Nigeria, where he currently lectures. He is a former fellow of the Stephen Olford Center for Biblical Preaching, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, and visiting scholar to Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. He has authored several books and journal articles including Treasure Mine: Living Gems from Searching the Scripture, and he served as a pastor for fifteen years before pursuing a career in theological education.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781839732140

Category: Global Perspectives

Region: Africa

Publishing Date: 2021-06-30

Number of pages: 248

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