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The Blessing of Africa: The Bible and African Christianity
Burton, Keith†Augustus

Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 2007 pp. 294. $20.00


Description: In this comprehensive study, Keith Burton traces the story of biblical Africa and the place of the Bible in the land of Ham. Beginning with the Old Testament, he explores the geography of biblical Africa and moves beyond stereotypical discussions of African ethnicity and identity. He then chronicles the African presence in the church from the New Testament onward, paying particular attention to the growth of Islam in Africa as well as the impact of European colonialism and the slave trade. Coming to the modern era, he examines the achievements of African Christianity and visionary efforts to adapt and reclaim Christianity for the African context.

Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Interpretation

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Review by J. N. K Mugambi
Published 4/19/2008
Citation: J. N. K Mugambi, review of Keith Augustus Burton, The Blessing of Africa: The Bible and African Christianity, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).


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