A challenge lies ahead for young Africans is to rediscover the textual richness of their Christian histories. There is a call to scholars to reevaluate the unexamined assumptions that ignore or demean African intellectual history.

Africa’s great influence on Europe

has not been adequately grasped.

OUR VISION

We envision Africans as the leaders of 21st century World Christianity, as they were leaders of early Christianity.

WHAT

WE DO

We collaboratively research and educate on the depth of African intellectual literary achievements, especially those from the Christian tradition of the first millennium.

OUR

COMMUNITY

We partner with religious and scholarly leaders around the globe, particularly across Africa, in order to address African questions, pressures, and challenges.

JOIN US

The Center for Early African Christianity primary purpose is to support contemporary African Christianity's intellectual leadership. We advance African advocacy within world Christianity. 

We invite you to join us and support our efforts to:

  • translate and distribute key texts of Early African Christian teaching

  • build capacity in African universities and educational centers

  • deploy an international team of translators, linguists, historians, and information technology specialists to deploy an international team of translators, linguists, historians, and information technology specialists to make these important works known.

  • produce stories for the children and youth of Africa

Together we bring contemporary African theological reasoning to a deeper level of awareness of its own rich tradition of patristic sources that have been written on African soil, shaped by and shaping many cultures in Africa and beyond for more than a millennium.

HOW AFRICA SHAPED THE CHRISTIAN MIND

Dr. Tom Oden, author of How Africa Shaped the Christian Mind, speaks with Dr. Jerry Pattengale of The Green Scholars Initiative about the role of Africa in the early church.

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