This book contributes to the growing literature on African Christian theology, with a significant emphasis on the East African perspective. It presents the author's researched theological findings on a wide range of topics, and invites the reader to reflect on the issues it raises, within the context of contemporary Africa and with the Bible as a basic source of reference. The book will be useful for pastors, teachers and tutors of Religious Education, and also for students and trainees in theology at all levels. Internationally, it adds a new dimension to Christian theology in African scholarship.
Dr. J.N.K. Mugambi is Chairman of the Department of Religious Studies, University of Nairobi. He obtained his Ph.D., M.A. and B.A. degrees from the same University where he has taught for more than twelve years. He had served as a tutor at Kagumo College previously, and studied in Birmingham, U.K. He has been a visiting scholar and professor of Theology in U.S.A. His other publications include The African Religious Heritage, (coauthor), 1976; Ecumenical Initiatives in Eastern Africa (coauthor), 1982; God, Humanity and Nature, 1987; Philosophy of Religion, 1988; The African Heritage and Contemporary Christianity, 1989; The Biblical Basis for Evangelisation, 1989; The Rational Path (co-author), 1989; Death and Burial in African Society (co-editor), 1989, Jesus in African Christianity (co-editor), 1989; Christian Mission and Social Transformation (editor), 1989.