Paul and interreligious dialogue: insights for mission in Africa

The history of Christian mission in Africa has been associated with colonialism. Thus Christianity came demonizing indigenous religions and everything associated with them. However, considering the place of indigenous religions in the lives of many Africans, theologians and other scholars of religio...

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Published in:Missionalia
Main Author: Togarasei, Lovemore 1971-
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: University of South Africa [2015]
In: Missionalia
Year: 2015, Volume: 43, Issue: 2, Pages: 153-165
IxTheo Classification:BS Traditional African religions
CC Christianity and Non-Christian religion; Inter-religious relations
HC New Testament
KBN Sub-Saharan Africa
RJ Mission; missiology
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Summary:The history of Christian mission in Africa has been associated with colonialism. Thus Christianity came demonizing indigenous religions and everything associated with them. However, considering the place of indigenous religions in the lives of many Africans, theologians and other scholars of religion have observed that many Christians walk with one leg in the indigenous religion and the other in Christianity. Using the missionary styles of Paul of the New Testament, especially as reflected in Acts of the Apostles, this paper argues that the future of Christian mission in Africa should engage interreligious dialogue.
ISSN:2312-878X
Contains:Enthalten in: Missionalia
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.7832/43-2-92