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The church in Africa and the struggle for an African identity

D. Crafford
Verbum et Ecclesia | Skrif en Kerk: Vol 14, No 2 | a1064 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v14i2.1064 | © 1993 D. Crafford | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 19 July 1993 | Published: 19 July 1993

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Abstract

The church in Africa experienced a tremendous growth during the twentieth century but is still in search of a true African identity. How can the church, in a process of enculteration, remain genuinely African and genuinely biblical? The role of African Traditional Religion, African Theology and the African Independent Church in the search for identity is described. In the end an effort is made to answer the question how the identity crisis in Africa can be solved.

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