Global Christianity website project forms African editorial board

18 April 2019

PThU professor dr. Benno van den Toren and doctoral student Sam Bussey have formed an African Editorial Board following a consultation in February in Nairobi, Kenya. The board consists of several leading experts in their field. They will be contributing to the website on African Christian theology that is being built through the Global Christianity Website Project.

Aim of the project

The aim of the Global Christianity Website Project is to make the different voices of the global church more accessible. As a first step towards this goal, the project is creating a website on African Christian theology in Anglophone and Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa. The website will consist of an encyclopaedia of articles by leading scholars, a growing bibliography, a portal of links to useful websites, a guide to using online resources in research and a blog for hosting conversations on key topics. Visitors to the website will explore in new depth the theological contributions of the African churches to intercultural conversations on the nature of God, reality, humanity, salvation and the good life.

Introducing the African Editorial Board

From left to right:

  • Prof. Van den Toren is the Editor-in-Chief.
  • Prof. Issiaka Coulibaly is the Francophone Chair and Francophone West Africa Regional Editor. As President of the Université de l'Alliance Chrétienne d'Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, he has extensive experience in theological education and a wide network across Francophone Africa.
  • Sam Bussey is the Managing Editor.
  • Dr William Mbuluku is the Francophone Central Africa Regional Editor and Francophone Assistant Editor. As both a lecturer and the librarian at the Faculté de Théologie Évangélique de Bangui (currently located in Yaoundé, Cameroon) he brings important skills to the project.
  • Dr Diane Stinton is an International Editor. She is Associate Professor of Mission Studies and World Christianity at Regent College, Vancouver, Canada, and a leading scholar on African Christology.
  • Dr Liz Mburu is the East Africa Regional Editor. She is Langham Literature Regional Coordinator for Africa and has extensive experience in theological publishing.
  • Prof. Jurgens Hendriks is the Southern Africa Regional Editor. As Professor of Practical Theology and Missiology (Emeritus) at the Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa and the NetACT Programme Coordinator, he has extensive experience in theological education and wide networks across Anglophone and Lusophone Africa.
  • Prof. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu is the Anglophone Chair and Anglophone West Africa Regional Editor. He is President of Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon, Accra, Ghana and a leading scholar on African Pentecostalism.
  • Dr Bosco Bangura is the Anglophone Assistant Editor. He is a researcher at the Evangelical Theological Faculty, Leuven, Belgium and has a wide network across the African Diaspora.


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