Making Disciples in Africa: Engaging Syncretism in the African Church Through Philosophical Analysis of Worldviews by Jack Pryor ChalkMaking Disciples in Africa: Engaging Syncretism in the African Church Through Philosophical Analysis of Worldviews by Jack Pryor Chalk

Making Disciples in Africa: Engaging Syncretism in the African Church Through Philosophical…

byJack Pryor Chalk

Paperback | September 14, 2013

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The church in Africa is growing faster in sheer numbers than in any other place or time in the history of Christianity. With two-thirds of sub-Saharan Africa professing to be Christian it should be a concern to all Christians that the biblical worldview has had little impact on the shaping of contemporary African culture. In this book Jack Chalk analyses the belief systems of the worldviews that are based on Christianity and African Traditional Religion. The analysis, conclusion and recommendations are presented with the view to helping the church in Africa deal with syncretism and the effect it has on the beliefs and practices of its members.

JACK CHALK worked as a Certified Public Accountant in Florida, USA for 25 years before being called to full-time missions. He, with his wife, Ann, has served in Mexico, Sierra Leone, and Scotland, and is now pastor of a new church plant in Córdoba, Spain. During his six years in Sierra Leone he served as Dean of Students, Chaplain and ...
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Title:Making Disciples in Africa: Engaging Syncretism in the African Church Through Philosophical…Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.44 inPublished:September 14, 2013Publisher:Langham Partnership InternationalLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1907713719

ISBN - 13:9781907713712

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In this insightful book, Chalk identi es one of the key problems facing the burgeoning church in Africa, namely that the African worldview, rather than the biblical worldview, dominates the life and practice of the African Christian. This results in a syncretism which belies true faith and practice. Having compared the tenets of the two worldviews, Chalk concludes his book by suggesting a number of solutions to the problem. This book provides a timely intervention in an area of African Christianity where few have ventured to go.Dr Reuben van RensburgPrincipal South African Theological Seminary, Pretoria, South Africa