Thursday, April 3, 2008
How Africa Shaped the Christian Mind
Thomas Oden, retired professor from Drew University in New Jersey, has recently written a book titled "How Africa Shaped the Modern Mind: Rediscovering the African Seedbed of Western Christianity."
Here's an excerpt from the first chapter (thanks to Amazon):
"The telling of Africa's ancient Christian heritage has languished for many centuries. Though it needs telling, there is some reticence to think that anyone from the West is adequately equipped to tell it. Yet it is so important to the history of Africa and global Christianity that it needs to be told accurately and without unfounded conjectures" (pg. 35).
Marvin Olasky has briefly reviewed the book.
David Neff from Christianity Today posted an article about it in late February.