This collection has a focus on African Christianity; it includes the contributions published in: PHIRI, Isabel Apawo ... [et al.]. Anthology of African Christianity. Oxford: Regnum Books International, 2016. ISBN 978-1-911372-10-3. Copyright: World Council of Churches, available below under the heading "Anthology".

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  • The Relationship between the Church and the Reign of God in the Reconstruction Theology of JNK Mugambi: A critical analysis

    Conradie, Ernst; Fischer, John Hugo (University of Western Cape, 2020-11-12)
    Doctor Theologiae - DTh
  • World survey conference : ...1920 preliminary statement and budget for Africa

    Columbia University Libraries; Interchurch World Movement of North America. Survey Department. Foreign Division (Atlantic City : Interchurch World Movement of North America, 1920-01-01)
    20 p. : 28 cm
  • Ntombinkulu (Big Girl) : or a Zulu girl in fair View Girls' School, Natal, South Africa

    Columbia University Libraries; Reed, Nellie A (New York : Free Methodist Publishing House, 1914-01-01)
    40 p. : 15 x 23 cm
  • Acknowledging Our Past: Race, Landscape and History

    Harris, Alea; Best, Kaycia; McGowan, Dieran; Shippy, Destiny; Oberg, Vera; Coleman, Bryson; Leebrick, Rhiannon, Ph.D. (Digital Commons @ Wofford, 2020-11-16)
    This book is the product of nearly a year's worth of student research on Wofford College's history, undertaken as part of a grant by the Council of Independent Colleges in the Humanities Research for the Public Good initiative. The research was supervised and directed by Dr. Rhiannon Leebrick. "Guiding Research Questions: How did Wofford College and its early stakeholders support and participate in slavery? How is the legacy of slavery present in the landscape of our campus (buildings, statues, names, etc.)? How can we better understand Wofford as an institution during the time of Reconstruction through the Jim Crow era? How did students, faculty, and administration respond to Wofford’s transition from segregation to integration? What have the experiences of Black students been like over the past five decades? Where is Wofford College now in terms of racial equity and justice?"
  • Ecclesia Anglicana Conference of September 2020: Cooking Anglican ecclesiology in a Kenyan Pot?

    Gathogo, Julius (Jumuga Journal of Education,Oral Studies, and Human Sciences, 2020-10-26)
    A research Paper Published in Jumuga Journal of Education, Oral Studies, and Human Sciences (JJEOSHS
  • The Noise Silence Makes: The Ghanaian State Negotiates Ritual Ban on Noise Making in Accra

    Olupona, Jacob K.; Jackson, Michael D.; Akyeampong, Emmanuel K.; Baum, Robert M.; Goshadze, Mariam (2020-10-16)
    Every year, the Ga traditional community in Accra inaugurates a four week period of sonic fast in preparation of a harvest festival, Hɔmɔwɔ. This ritual restriction of noise, commonly known as the “ban on drumming,” applies to practically all neighborhoods in the city and is meant to honor the Ga deities who come down to ensure a bountiful harvest. According to Ghana’s 1992 Constitution, the Ga are the official custodians of Accra’s lands and are authorized to freely practice their customs. The ban escalated into a matter of national concern in the late 1990s as Pentecostal/Charismatic churches refused to subdue their spirited worship in order to honor the Ga festival guidelines. The dissertation tackles two questions pertinent to the confrontations surrounding “the ban on drumming." First, it reaches back to the late nineteenth century to observe the transforming patterns of strategic noise regulation in Accra designed to mediate the relationship between various socio-cultural groups. It argues that the Ga command of sound abatement regulations in Accra signals a novel paradigm wherein a traditional group not only dictates the standards of noise production but also advocates for silence – conventionally a marker of “progress” and “modernity,” in the face of a Christian group that insists on its right to “noise,” historically a trait of the “barbarous” “other.” Second, the dissertation posits that the response of the Ghanaian state to the tensions surrounding the “Drum Wars” sheds light on the little studied properties of Ghanaian secularism wherein the state unofficially collaborates with the traditional religious authorities in the administration of the Accra municipal area yet publicly grants a superior status to Christianity and Islam compared to traditional religion.
  • The missionary loan exhibition : Glasglow, March, 1899

    Columbia University Libraries; Moncrieff, R. Scott ([Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1899-01-01)
    14 pages : 18 cm
  • Christian virtue in a West African context : a study of the interaction and synthesis of the methodist and Fanti moral traditions as a model for the contextualisation of Christian Ethics

    Jennings, Brian Keith (2007-12-29)
    This thesis explores the use of Alasdair MacIntyre’s tradition based model of ethics as a heuristic tool in analysing the contextualisation of Christian ethics. Ethical contextualisation is thus understood as the interaction and synthesis of particular Christian moral traditions with the moral traditions they encountered in the different cultures where the Christian faith was established. This study focuses on the interaction of the Methodist moral tradition with that of the Fanti people of Ghana. The argument begins with the contention that morality in African cultures may be better understood as discrete traditions in the light of MacIntyre’s model. This claim is substantiated by a reconstruction of the Fanti (Akan) moral tradition in terms of its practices, virtues and ends. A detailed historical study of the interaction of the Methodist and Fanti moral traditions within Ghana indicates that a synthesis between these traditions has occurred at the level of leadership practice and virtue. The findings of field research conducted among Fanti traditional rulers and Methodist ministers suggests this synthesis is continuing, and probably extends to other areas of moral practice, and even to the heart of each moral tradition. Taken together historical and empirical research provide credible evidence that a Fanti-Methodist moral tradition is emerging out of the encounter between the two traditions.
  • "We want to speak for ourselves …!" The agenda of African Initiated Churches on decolonised and transformative theological education in Southern Africa

    Masuku, Mnyalaza Tobias (Southern African Missiological Society, 2020-09-14)
    “Viva, away with colonised education away…!” This slogan and others similar to it
 became common in South Africa recently. Protest marches were seen at tertiary
 institutions crying out loud against what is called a colonised education and curriculum. Debates from various academic spaces were triggered in search for what could
 be a decolonised education in Africa, South Africa in particular. There was a need for
 a decolonised education based on a relevant curriculum as a solution to the problem
 at hand. Theological education is not immune to this problem because it is also a
 product of the apartheid and colonial project. The answer to the question as to what
 is a relevant theological education today, that is decolonised based on a ‘peoples’
 curriculum still stands unanswered. This article seeks to present a contribution
 from the ignored or rather despised voices on this debate, the African Initiated
 Churches. It proposes a solution from the African Initiated Churches’ perspective
 where they speak by themselves, hence the title of this article; “We want to speak for
 ourselves…!” The author regards the African Initiated Churches as “church groups
 related to colonial resistance” (Molobi 2000:11).
 Thus, the author will approach this project by outlining the background information
 in investigating who the African Initiated Churches are, the reasons for their birth,
 etc. He will further investigate their ecclesiology, theology and ecumenical mission
 praxis. The position of women and the youth will also be embraced. On ecumenism, focus will be on African Initiated Church bodies like the Organisation of African
 Initiated Churches though their ecumenical partners will be acknowledged. The
 African Initiated Church position on social justice as a means of understanding the
 strength behind their anti-colonial drive will also be addressed. The article will also
 outline debate on theological education. In the end, a relevant theological education curriculum will be proposed from the voices of the African Initiated Churches as
 gathered in this article.
  • South Carolina Conference Journal (CJ) 1940

    Methodist Church. South Carolina Conference (Digital Commons @ Wofford, 1940-12-10)
  • South Carolina Conference Journal (CJ) 1954

    Methodist Church. South Carolina Conference (Digital Commons @ Wofford, 1954-10-13)
  • South Carolina Conference Journal (CJ) 1942

    Methodist Church. South Carolina Conference (Digital Commons @ Wofford, 1942-11-24)
  • South Carolina Conference Journal (CJ) 1943

    Methodist Church. South Carolina Conference (Digital Commons @ Wofford, 1943-11-25)
  • South Carolina Conference Journal (MEC) 1937

    Methodist Episcopal Church. South Carolina Conference (Digital Commons @ Wofford, 1937-12-01)
  • South Carolina Conference Journal (CJ) 1953

    Methodist Church. South Carolina Conference (Digital Commons @ Wofford, 1953-10-11)
  • South Carolina Conference Journal (CJ) 1948

    Methodist Church. South Carolina Conference (Digital Commons @ Wofford, 1948-11-24)
  • South Carolina Conference Journal (CJ) 1961

    Methodist Church. South Carolina Conference (Digital Commons @ Wofford, 1961-05-17)
  • South Carolina Conference Journal (CJ) 1946

    Methodist Church. South Carolina Conference (Digital Commons @ Wofford, 1946-11-20)
  • South Carolina Conference Journal (CJ) 1947

    Methodist Church. South Carolina Conference (Digital Commons @ Wofford, 1947-11-19)

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