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Equiano, Oluadah

(353 words)

Author(s): Kalu, Ogbu
[German Version] was enslaved at about the age of ten in his native Igboland, in modern Nigeria, and brought to Barbados in 1756. Equiano was a slave in England, the West Indies, and in North America. Under his master, Captain Paschal of the Royal British Navy, he saw combat in the Seven Years' War. In 1763 he was resold to Robert King, a Philadelphia merchant in the West Indian …

Mission, History of

(2,979 words)

Author(s): Ustorf, Werner | de Souza, Teotonio R. | Kalu, Ogbu
[German Version] I. The Evolution of the Gospel in Human Cultures – II. Cultural and Social History of Missions – III. History of Mission, History of the Church, and History of the Reception of Christ I. The Evolution of the Gospel in Human Cultures Theology first examined the decentralization or pluralization of Christianity in the context of missiology: the forms and criteria of what can be called Christian are shaped by history and culture. This holds true even for the notion (however conceived) of a unity or evolution of Christiani…

Brotherhood of Cross and Star,

(314 words)

Author(s): Kalu, Ogbu
[German Version] African Independent Church registered in 1964 with its headquar¶ ters in Calabar, Nigeria. Brotherhood signifies the unity of God and his creation, while Cross and Star symbolize the suffering and victory of Christ, in which the right path lies for all devotees in all situations of life. The victory, however, is mediated by an illiterate, messianic fou…

Agbebi, Mojola

(259 words)

Author(s): Kalu, Ogbu
[German Version] (Apr 10, 1860, Ilesha, Nigeria – May 17, 1917, Lagar, Nigeria) was born David Brown Vincent. His English name attests to the Western cultural influence which characterized his father's generation of “Black Englishmen.” His adoption of an African name should be considered with regard to the upheavals within the African Church in the late 19th c…