The Kingdom of God in Africa

by Mark Shaw, Wanjiru M. Gitau

African Christianity is not an imported religion but rather one of the oldest forms of Christianity in the world. In The Kingdom of God in Africa, Mark Shaw and Wanjiru M. Gitau trace the development and spread of African Christianity through its two-thousand year history, demonstrating how the African church has faithfully testified to the power and diversity of God’s kingdom. Both history students and casual readers will gain greater understanding of how key churches, figures and movements across the continent conceptualized the kingdom of God and manifested it through their actions. The only up-to- date, single-volume study of its kind, this book also includes maps and statistics that aid readers to absorb the rich history of African Christianity and discover its impact on the rest of the world.


About the Author

MARK SHAW is professor of historical studies and director of the Centre for World Christianity at Africa International University. He studied World Christianity at the University of Edinburgh, UK, (MTh), and church history at Westminster Theological Seminary, Pennsylvania, USA, (ThD).

WANJIRU M. GITAU teaches World Christianity and Practical Theology at Palm Beach Atlantic University, Florida, USA and is a research fellow of Virginia Theological Seminary, Virginia, USA. She has a PhD in World Christianity from Africa International University, Nairobi, Kenya.

Book Information

  • Author: Mark Shaw, Wanjiru M. Gitau
  • ISBN: 9781783688111
  • Category: Global Perspectives, Academic
  • Region: Africa
  • Publisher: Langham Publishing
  • Publishing Date: 07/31/2020
  • Number of Pages: 384


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