Five years in the making, involving sixty-nine African biblical scholars, the first one-volume Bible commentary written by Africans in Africa for African churches has been published.
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The kind of Christian vision that insists upon measurable results and invests only in “grassroots” training may enjoy admirable motivation. However, it also may depend on simplistic assumptions about “the other” that, once brought into the open, wither in the light of day.
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