Jesus—Immanuel, Image of God: Aspects of Popular Christology in Sub-Saharan Africa

Speaker(s): Diane Stinton
Date: Spring 2020
Length: 1h27m
Product ID: RGDL5002G

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Jesus Christ holds a most prominent place in popular cultures across Africa south of the Sahara. This lecture explores the “lived Christology” of African Christians gleaned from qualitative research and from contextual evidence, including artwork and worship. Two central themes emerge: Jesus as Immanuel—God with us—in Africa, and Jesus as the “image of the invisible God” (Col. 1:15). Conclusions highlight the significance of these informal Christologies to contemporary Christianity, particularly regarding the intrinsic relation between popular and academic theologies.

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Diane Stinton is Associate Professor of Mission Studies and Dean of Students at Regent College. She specializes in the study of world Christianity, particularly in theological developments in the global South. She has taught theology for many years in Kenya, where she helped launch two new programs: an MTh in African Christianity at Daystar University, and an MTh in World Christianity at the Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (NEGST). She is the author of Jesus of Africa: Voices of Contemporary Christology and the editor of African Theology on the Way: Current Conversations.

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