Home | FIS Universität BambergChristianity in Africa began in Egypt in the middle of the 1st century. By the end of the 2nd century it had reached the region around Carthage. In the 4th century the Aksumite empire was Christianized, the Nubian kingdoms of Nobatia , Makuria and Alodia followed two centuries later. Since the spread of Islam into North Africa , the size of Christian congregations as well as their number was reduced, so that of the original churches only the Eastern Orthodox Church of Alexandria and Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria which separated from each other during the Chalcedonian Schism in Egypt and the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in the Horn of Africa remained. The Ethiopian church held its own distinct religious customs and a unique canon of the Bible. Christianity is embraced by the majority of the population in most Southern African , Southeast African , and Central African states and others in some parts of Horn of Africa and West Africa. The Coptic Christians make up a significant minority in Egypt.
Five Views on the Church and Politics Counterpoints Bible and Theology
Bible translation and the spread of the church
Is the United States a "Christian nation"? Some Americans think so. Religious Right activists and right-wing television preachers often claim that the United States was founded to be a Christian nation. Even some politicians agree. If the people who make this assertion are merely saying that most Americans are Christians, they might have a point. But those who argue that America is a Christian nation usually mean something more, insisting that the country should be officially Christian. The very character of our country is at stake in the outcome of this debate.
The Evangelical Review of Theology and Politics. The Evangelical Review of Theology and Politics is an online-only journal. A theological analysis of the subject, and a review of 6 books. All articles and reviews are published in real time and are on open access. Once peer reviewed and typeset they are immediately published online.
This course is NOT about politics but instead it is a biblical response to political . MacArthur: “When the church takes a stance that emphasizes political activism .
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For those inundated with television ads, robo-calls, campaign mail and the overall negative tone of politics, this might be a tempting position to adopt. However, it is not a position Bible-believing, gospel-loving Christians can or should accept as congruent with Scripture. The message of the gospel is that by grace through faith sinners can be reconciled with God Ephesians This message transforms individuals and enables them to lead godly lives. Mandated by Scripture Matthew , Christians are charged to share the good news and disciple others in faith. The gospel is a holistic message with implications for all areas of life, including how Christians engage the political process. Here are four reasons Christians should care about politics:.
Login via Institution. Bible translation and the spread of the church The last years. Editor: Philip C. The growth of the Church in the last two centuries has been paralleled by an explosion in the number of languages into which all or part of the Bible has been translated. This book is perhaps the first serious effort to examine a number of issues related to that phenomenon, among them how theology can affect the kind of translation prepared, and how the type of translation itself can affect the theology of a church. It also addresses the topics of why a church generally develops faster and with a deeper faith if it has the Bible; how decisions of text, canon, exegesis, type of language and type of translation are related to the matter of authority; what forces are at play in a culture to which a translator must be sensitive; and how Bible translation affects a society and culture. The authors of these papers are distinguished scholars in the fields of missiology, history, cultural anthropology, theology or church history.