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Sawyerr, Harry Alphonso Ebun
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(Oct 16, 1909, Bona Sakrim, Mende, Sierra Leone – 1986), Anglican priest (from 1943) and pioneer African theologian (Third World theology: II). He received his education and his life’s work in Church Missionary Society institutions, and was principal of Fourah Bay College (1962–1974) and vice-chancellor of the University of Sierra Leone (1970–1972). Mende culture, into which he was socialized from infancy, became praeparatio evangelica for incarnational African theology, emphasizing the uniqueness of Christ. Liturgy and liturgical innovation…

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Pobee, John S., “Sawyerr, Harry Alphonso Ebun”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 02 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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