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By Robert S. Heaney,Christopher Rowland

what's post-colonial theology? How does it relate to theology that emerged in traditionally colonial occasions? those are questions that get to the center of Robert S. Heaney's paintings as he considers the level to which theologians predating the emergence of post-colonial theology will be regarded as precursory to this theological stream. Heaney argues that the paintings of cutting edge theologians John S. Mbiti and Jesse N. ok. Mugambi, very important of their personal correct, needs to now even be thought of relating to the ongoing emergence of post-colonial theology. while this can be performed, clean views on either the character of post-colonial theology and contextual theology emerge. via a sympathetic and significant interpreting of Mbiti and Mugambi, Heaney bargains a sequence of confident strikes that counter the continued temptation towards acontextualism that maintains to hang-out theology either within the North and within the South.

"This paintings breaks new flooring within the box of African theology and should be an important contribution to modern research."
--Christopher Rowland, Dean Ireland's Professor of the Exegesis of Holy Scripture, Queen's university, Oxford

"This is a well timed and special consultant to aid generate biblical, theological, and missiological cognizance at the richness, breadth, intensity, and sometimes underappreciated relevance of African theology for the realm Church. for a few years to return, this can act as a dynamic source for theologians and church leaders around the globe who're interested by the contextualization of African theology and its demand transformative and liberative application."
--Rev. Canon Alfred uw'Imana Sebahene, Director of Extension schooling and African Public Theologian and Christian Ethicist, St. John's college of Tanzania

"Robert Heaney offers beneficial explanation of the content material of post-colonial theology via contemplating of its formative figures. during the visions of Mbiti and Mugambi . . . Heaney describes how African adventure can shed clean mild on Christian existence often. it is a ground-breaking paintings that boosts attention of the way trust and perform can cohere with authenticity, contextually and past, for Anglicans and for individuals of all confessions."
--William L. Sachs, govt Director of the guts for Interfaith Reconciliation at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, Richmond, Virginia

"Mbiti and Mugambi are towering figures within the research of African spiritual traditions. even if, via a few positive strikes, Heaney brings their voices squarely into the sphere of post-colonial notion, permitting their paintings to assist us imagine deeply approximately coloniality and gear. Their voices deliver either judgment and wish for these looking to subvert hegemonic energy and serve a God who's obvious, pretty much, within the margins."
--Jonathan S. Barnes, MDiv, PhD, government of challenge schooling, worldwide Ministries/DOM

"Robert Heaney has written a booklet of remarkable caliber and intensity. via making use of serious cultural theories and comparative theological equipment, he exhibits the strengths and promise of post-colonial African theologies represented within the writings of Mbiti and Mugambi. Heaney's e-book is a travel de strength at the altering panorama of African theologies."
--Stan Chu Ilo, Assistant Professor of Catholic stories, DePaul collage, Chicago

Robert S. Heaney is Assistant Professor of Christian venture and Director of the heart for Anglican Communion reports at Virginia Theological Seminary.

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