18.-21.05.2015: Christianity, Development and Modernity in Africa, Bonn, Leipzig, Berlin

Invitation to Book Launch and Discussion
in Bonn, Leipzig and Berlin

Christianity, Development and Modernity in Africa
Prof. Paul Gifford (SOAS University)

Paul Gifford will present the findings of his recent book "Christianity, Development and Modernity in Africa”. He argues that ‘African Christianity’ comes in very different forms, with very different consequences for development. He observes an unremarked diversity within African Christianity; on the one hand, an enchanted Christianity that views the world as pervaded by spiritual forces, and on the other a disenchanted Christianity that discounts such forces. We will discuss with him and the discussants, how Christian belief influences development in Africa.

How faith based organizations impact development in Africa and if development cooperation should ultimately engage more with religious actors? Please see the individual invitations attached for the different locations.

Registrations are necessary for Berlin and Bonn, please find further details in the respective invitation.



Dates of Prof. Paul Gifford's Book Launch in Germany, 18.-21. May 2015

Bonn: Monday, 18 May 2015, 17-19:00
German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut
für Entwicklungspolitik

Tulpenfeld 6
53115 Bonn

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Registration necessary!


Leipzig: Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 17:15 – 18:45
Centre for Area Studies, University of Leipzig
Thomaskirchhof 10
04109 Leipzig

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Berlin: Thursday, 21 May 2015, 17:00-19:30
Tiergartenstrasse 35
10785 Berlin
Raum 6/7

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German and English (with translation)
Registration necessary!


Best regards

Rene Gradwohl