VTS Announces New Book by Professor Robert S. Heaney

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ALEXANDRIA, Va – Virginia Theological Seminary announces the publication of From Historical to Critical Post-Colonial Theology: The Contribution of John S. Mbiti and Jesse N.K. Mugambi (Pickwick, 2015), written by the Rev. Robert S. Heaney Ph.D, D.Phil, director of the Center for Anglican Communion Studies and associate professor of Christian Mission.

Scholars and church leaders enthusiastically commend the study: “This is a timely and unique guide…For many years to come, this will act as a dynamic resource for theologians and church leaders across the globe…” (Alfred Uw’imana Sebahene, St. John’s University of Tanzania). “

This work breaks new ground in the field of African theology and will be a significant contribution to contemporary research.” (Christopher Rowland, University of Oxford)

“Heaney’s book is a tour de force on the changing landscape of African theologies.” (Stan Chu Ilo, DePaul University).

Heaney came to VTS in 2013. With degrees from the London School of Theology (UK), the Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy (Dublin, Ireland), and the University of Oxford this is Heaney’s first book.

From Historical to Critical Post-Colonial Theology argues for a nuanced reading of theological work from the church in Africa by relating it to more recent trends and demonstrating how it might impact the church’s vision of God, mission, and formation.

The book can be ordered directly from the publisher or from Amazon.

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