African theology worldwide website launches
Over the last three years, Benno van den Toren, Sam Bussey, and Bosco Bangura have worked hard together as a team at the Protestant Theological University to build the website African Theology Worldwide. Developed in collaboration with scholars and librarians in Africa and around the globe, African Theology Worldwide is a new and developing, freely accessible online platform for African Christian Theology.
Generously funded by the John Templeton Foundation and other donors, the African Theology Worldwide website contains a collaborative bibliography, bibliographical encyclopaedia articles, a research portal, and other supporting materials that direct researchers to the best available resources and provides access to a wide variety of online materials. The website was formally launched at the online conference of the Africa Society of Evangelical Theology (ASET) from 5 to 6 March 2021. During the launch a ten-minute introductory video was shown that contains a presentation of the website and its central components, and recommendations by three members of the Editorial Board: Dr. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu, Dr. Liz Mburu, and Dr. Diane Stinton.
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Over 100 bibliographies
The editorial team has already commissioned further articles and collected over 100 bibliographies with over 10,000 items that will be added to the website in the coming months. A parallel website is currently being built in French. It is hoped that in the coming years this collaborative website will become a major tool for the study of African theology by scholars and students in Africa and around the globe.