Chike, Chigor (2011)
Ph.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.
The large numbers of Africans that have come to live in Britain in the last few decades have necessitated a better understanding of African Christianity. Focusing on Pneumatology, this study sets out to achieve such understanding by first undertaking a research of a church in London with a congregation made up of mostly Africans. This fieldwork yielded twelve concrete statements or “pattern-theories” on what the church members believe about the Holy Spirit. At that point, a review of existing literature was used to understand these “pattern-theories” more deeply. A second fieldwork was then carried out whereby two of these twelve “pattern-theories” were tested on a larger number of Africans drawn from four different Christian denominations. The second phase enabled the study to achieve a wider understanding based on a more diverse population of Africans. These two phases of fieldwork constituted the empirical cycle.
|Type of Work:||Ph.D. thesis.|
|Supervisor(s):||Cartledge, Mark J. (1962-)|
|School/Faculty:||Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law|
|Department:||School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion|
BV Practical Theology
BX Christian Denominations
|Institution:||University of Birmingham|
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