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Theology and Identity

The Impact of Culture upon Christian Thought in the Second Century and in Modern Africa

Kwame Bediako

Regnum Books (1999), 507pp, ISBN: 187034510X


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Finalist for the 1992 HarperCollins Religious Book Award

Kwame Bediako examines the question of Christian identity in the context of the Greco-Roman culture of the early Roman Empire. He then addresses the modern African predicament of quests for identity and integration.

"A book of quite outstanding importance"

It is rich and rewarding both in interpretation and in construction, furthering understanding of modern African Christianity and relating it to the Christian tradition as a whole. No previous work has covered this range, nor has the perennial question of Christ and culture been pursued with more depth and insight.
Andrew Walls, Formerly Director of the Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western World, University of Edinburgh.


Kwame Bediako holds doctorates from the Universities of Bordeaux (French Literature) and Aberdeen. He is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana. He is Founder/Director of the Akrofi-Christaller Memorial Centre for Mission Research and Applied Theology, Akropong-Akuapem, Ghana, and Founder Secretary of the Africa Theological Fraternity. He is a Director of the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies and Honorary fellow of the Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western World, New College, Edinburgh. He is also Honorary Professor in the School of Theology, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.


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