Intercultural Reverse Missiology:
: Towards an African British Contextual Theology

  • Israel Oluwole Olofinjana

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


    This submission for a PhD by Published Works contains a selection of my published works from the period 2010-2020. The submission employing an interdisciplinary approach demonstrates my contribution in the fields of practical theology, African theology and church history by developing reverse mission as a framework in understanding African identity, mission and mission theology in the British context. While the subject of reverse mission is not only an African phenomenon, I have, however, limited my study to African Christians in the British diaspora, while also drawing on other examples, of Latin American, South Korean, African-Caribbean and South Asian pastors and missionaries. The significance of my work has been my own contribution as an example of an intercultural reverse missionary serving within Baptists Together in the UK.
    I have divided my contributions into three areas. Firstly, my publications have argued for the importance of understanding the mission of African Christians through the prism of intercultural reverse mission. Secondly, my publications have contributed towards missiological education through the development of intercultural reverse missiology. Lastly, I have developed African British Theology as a mission theology to improve the practice of intercultural reverse missiology.
    Date of Award29 Sept 2021
    Original languageEnglish
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Roehampton
    SupervisorRichard Burgess (Director of Studies) & R. David Muir (Co-Supervisor)


    • African Christianity
    • Diaspora Missiology
    • Intercultural Theology
    • Reverse Mission
    • Reverse Missiology
    • Practical Theology

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