Vol. 1 No. 1 (2024): African Christian Theology

The Future of Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa

Published 2024-03-31

How to Cite

The Future of Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa. (2024). African Christian Theology, 1(1), 17. https://doi.org/10.69683/7msyax73


It would be presumptuous of me to say I am telling the future. This attempt is only an educated guess arising out of my own experience of the evolution of Christianity in the space under review, my memory of the shifts as I involved myself in the study of global Christianity from the epoch of the early church through to the modern ecumenical movement. Through all this I made it my business to focus on the area of the world in which God had placed me. One’s locus is critical for what one observes and what one hopes for. This concluding chapter is therefore anchored on what I have read in the preceding chapters of Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa as they illuminate my experience of Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa since 1940, when I became aware of my being part of this development. In fact I am, by this contribution, making a wish-list, expressing what I pray for and hope will come to pass. Most germane of all, it represents what I would like to be involved in if I had the requisite talents, and therefore what I would encourage those who have the gifts to undertake. But before I launch into this dream or vision, let me say how I see the landscape before us.