Talk

The Influence of the African Fathers on the Early Church

Date recorded: 22 May 2012 | Speaker: Christopher Hall | Event: ELF Theologians Network
The Influence of the African Fathers on the Early Church
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Description

The African church fathers – early African biblical interpreters, theologians, pastors, and bishops – had a profound effect on every phase of the expanding church’s theology, biblical interpretation, and cultural interaction. Yet these influential African church leaders – with names such as Augustine, Clement, Athanasius, Origen, Cyprian, and Tertullian – are often thought of as European rather than African. This session explores these church fathers’ contribution as African leaders and thinkers to the broader church across the centuries.