Interpreting African Christianity – Anthropology and Theology in Dialogue

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


Workshop 3 (Provisional program - subject to changes)

Understanding the Africanization of Christianity 12th-13th April 2010 Stavanger Norske Misjonsselskaps konferansesenter, Sola


First day

1 pm Welcome


1:30 pm Keynote lecture: T. Maluleke: What is African in African Christianity?


2:30 pm Session 1: Revivalist Christianity and African Traditions

H. Austnaberg: Revivals - A contribution to making Christianity a Malagasy faith

M. Lindhart: African versions of Charismatic/Pentecostal Christianity

P. Hasu: Christian-Muslim Tensions through the Notion of Spiritual Warfare


4 pm coffee break


4:30 pm Session 2: African Worldviews in Christianity

K. Jónsson: The interplay between Pokot worldview and Christianity

K. Groop: Ghosts, spirits and Mission Christianity in Owamboland, Namibia


8 pm dinner


Second day

8 am breakfast


9 am Session 3: Africa reads the Bible – through her own eyes

M. H. Lavik: Africa in the Old Testament according to five recent contributors

K. Holter: Africanizing strategies in Nigerian Old Testament scholarship


10:30 Session 4: African Values, Christianity and the Impact on the Society

J. Salomonsen and S. Roalkvam: Talking back to
Aids and Religion - Ritualizing with HIV positive women in KwaZulu Natal

M. Ericson: Transforming relationships in post-TRC South Africa: Perspectives from local female theologians


12 noon lunch


2 pm                    Feedback and assessment session