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Contextualization of Christianity in Africa

Kallon, John

ISBN 10: 1419653059 / ISBN 13: 9781419653056
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Title: Contextualization of Christianity in Africa

Publisher: BookSurge Publishing

Binding: TPB

Book Condition:G+

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Contextualization of Christianity in Africa: A Case Study of the Kpelle Tribe of Liberia by Rev. Dr. John Kallon is a meaningful book of Bible science that reveals how Liberian Christians learned to contextualize their faith as Christians within their African culture. Written with the wisdom and experience of members of St. John's United Methodist Church in Gbarnga, Liberia, this Bible study of the Book of Exodus focuses on issues of contextualization. The group identified issues common to HebČrew and Kpelle cultures and considers tribal elements such as proverbs and expressions to create a unique experience with a universal message of healthy Christian faith.

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The eldest son of fourteen siblings, Rev. Dr. John Kallon and was predisposed to religious endeavors from the teachings from his parents. He received a Masters of Divinity degree and a Doctorate in Church Ministry at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. Throughout his ministry, the Rev. Dr. John Kallon served his faith in numerous capacities in the Ivory Coast and the United States and in 1989 at the onset of the Liberian Civil War served as the Bishop’s Deputy for Refugee Intervention Services. He was awarded the Mission Interpreter Award from United Theological Seminary at the 1985 graduation ceremonies as a result of his mission and ministry with donor churches. Currently, Dr. Kallon serves as a liaison between community churches and the Joslin Diabetes Center, a teaching hospital with Harvard University.. The father of five, he lives with his wife, Elizabeth Karfiah in Boston, Massachusetts.

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