African Christology: Hope for the Anglican Communion

Titre, Ande
November 2009
Journal of Anglican Studies;Nov2009, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p183
Academic Journal
The Anglican Communion has been tested by difficult theological tensions that have painfully affected mission in different contexts. The troubled question is: 'Who is Jesus Christ for Anglicans?' This paper suggests that, as the spiritual centre has already shifted to the church in the Majority World, the reflections and insights of Africans concerning Jesus Christ should be taken into account in any Christological reflections. African Christology is more holistic as it integrates the person and the work of Christ, which apply to the whole of African life. Jesus, the Lord of cultures and the Healer, is alive today. He has overcome death so that God's transforming power may heal our deeply wounded souls and our broken communities. The Anglican Communion should recognize the healing power of the Lord Jesus, and continually re-affirm the salvation in Christ, forgiveness of sins, transformation of life and incorporation into the holy fellowship of the church. The world needs the credible witness of Christians who live in the world, but are not of the world.


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