“Get Up … Take the Child … and Escape to Egypt”: Transforming Christianity into a Non-Western Religion in Africa


  • J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu


This article examines some of the changes that have taken place within world Christianity in the last century, particularly in Africa, and as reflected in various articles of the InternationalReview ofMission (IRM) over the past 100 years. These changes include a shift in the demographic centre of Christianity from the North to the South, and the rise and development of Pentecostalism. This relates to Africans becoming disenchanted with aspects of mission Christianity that were unable to work with indigenous enchanted worldviews.