"Published jointly 1995 by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. and Africa World Press, Inc". -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Bibliography: p. 213-214.
"Following an introduction that charts the growth and development of African theology, Parratt examines the differing theological assumptions and methodologies throughout the continent. He also shows how Africans are rethinking the central dogmas of the Christian faith ... and evaluates Africa's political theologies, giving special attention to African socialism and to South African black theology" -- back cover.
Contents: Author's Note dated Carlisle 1994 / John Parratt -- Abbreviations -- The Emergence of Christian Theology in Africa -- The Theological Method -- Scripture and Revelation -- African Religions and Christian Dogma -- Two Theological Reconstructions -- Political Theologies -- The South African Voice -- Enduring Problems -- Select Bibliography -- Index.
Index includes several reference to Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
A description of the author's "research travels totalling 12,000 zig-zagging miles across the widest part of Africa". p. 2. [Account of the author's travels in Liberia, Ghana, Dahomey, Nigeria, Upper Volta, Niger, Sudan, Ethiopia and the Somali Republic.]
Contents: Dedication -- Incredible Safari -- "The Man Who Beats the Drum" -- Christopher Columbus and Kwame Nkrumah -- Traffic Jam in a Pirate Port -- On Trek with Stanley -- The Thunder God Strikes Again -- School for Headhunters' Children -- Beehive on a Plateau -- Heroes without Haloes -- "The the Elephant Charged" -- Wind of the White Horsemen -- A Sultan and a Saint -- Crosses in the Sahara -- Initiation Ordeal -- "Let My People Go" -- The Queen of Sheba's Land -- Boots in the Offering Plate -- The Witchdoctor's Prophecy -- The Trail Blazers -- Snake Dancers and Backsliders -- Of Missionaries and Demons -- The Place No Doctor Would Live -- Cinnamon and Daggers -- The Crime Worse than Murder -- Epilog: from the Edge of Africa -- A Short Bibliography -- Index.
Colophon: Printed and bound in England by Hazell Watson and Viney Ltd, Aylesbury, Bucks.