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The Blessing of Africa: The Bible and African Christianity

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According to some estimates, Africa will soon have the highest concentration of Christians in the world. But African Christianity has had a long and conflicted history. Even today, modern misinterpretations of Scripture argue for God's curse upon the dark-skinned peoples of Africa. In this comprehensive study, Keith Burton traces the story of biblical Africa and the place ...more
Paperback, 294 pages
Published July 25th 2007 by IVP Academic (first published July 13th 2007)
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Diane
This book deals with the role of Africa in Christianity. It begins with an analysis of references to Africa in the Bible, and continues with a history of Christianity in Africa (starting with the Ethiopian eunuch through the present day). I learned a lot from this book, particularly about Africa's role in Christianity in the ancient and medieval world.

I thought the section on Africa in the Bible was overly long and a little too detailed, but the other parts were excellent. The section on Islam
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Michelle Baraka
This is an important link to the early Christian church in Africa and it's Proselytizing the Gospel throughout Northern Africa.
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