Recursos Bibliográficos

Esta página inclui bibliografias com importantes fontes primárias e secundárias sobre o cristianismo africano.

The following indexes contain potential DACB subjects, both Africans and missionaries, listed here for reference, to inform and encourage future research.

How to use these pages:

  1. Consult these pages if you wish to write a biography for the DACB and are searching for ideas of people whose biographies do not yet appear in the DACB. A subject without ENG, FR, POR or SWA in the column next to the name indicates that the DACB doesn’t have a biography on that person. Subjects with ENG, FR, POR or SWA in the links columns have biographies. Return to the country page to view the story.

  2. Consult these pages in order to avoid writing a duplicate biography by checking to see whether the DACB has a biography on a specific person. However, we do invite alternate accounts of a subject’s life that enrich and enlarge the biographies already on the website.

  3. Here are some bibliographies resources which could be useful. Here.

Referências da Igreja Africana Antiga Referências bibliográficas completas observadas em forma abreviada no índice da Igreja Africana Antiga.
Todos os Assuntos Potenciais 4911 Assuntos Potenciais
Cristãos antigos 590 Assuntos Potenciais
Argélia 60 Assuntos Potenciais
Angola 42 Assuntos Potenciais
Benin 23 Assuntos Potenciais
Botswana 27 Assuntos Potenciais
Burkina Faso 6 Assuntos Potenciais
Burundi 30 Assuntos Potenciais
Camarões 114 Assuntos Potenciais
Cabo Verde 19 Assuntos Potenciais
República Centro-Africano 11 Assuntos Potenciais
Chade 6 Assuntos Potenciais
[Comores] 0 Assuntos Potenciais
República Democrática do Congo 182 Assuntos Potenciais
Congo 40 Assuntos Potenciais
Côte d’Ivoire 13 Assuntos Potenciais
[Djibouti] 0 Assuntos Potenciais
Egito 529 Assuntos Potenciais
Guiné Equatorial 1 Assuntos Potenciais
Eritrea 5 Assuntos Potenciais
Etiópia 652 Assuntos Potenciais
Gabão 92 Assuntos Potenciais
Gâmbia 12 Assuntos Potenciais
Gana 133 Assuntos Potenciais
Guiné 13 Assuntos Potenciais
Guiné-Bissau 4 Assuntos Potenciais
Quênia 217 Assuntos Potenciais
Lesoto 112 Assuntos Potenciais
Libéria 36 Assuntos Potenciais
Líbia 8 Assuntos Potenciais
Madagáscar 234 Assuntos Potenciais
Malavi 91 Assuntos Potenciais
Mali 13 Assuntos Potenciais
Mauritânia 4 Assuntos Potenciais
Maurícia 9 Assuntos Potenciais
Mayotte 2 Assuntos Potenciais
Marrocos 43 Assuntos Potenciais
Moçambique 165 Assuntos Potenciais
Namibia 47 Assuntos Potenciais
Níger 14 Assuntos Potenciais
Nigéria 437 Assuntos Potenciais
Reunião 6 Assuntos Potenciais
Ruanda 36 Assuntos Potenciais
[Santa Helena] 0 Assuntos Potenciais
[São Tomé e Príncipe] 0 Assuntos Potenciais
Senegal 32 Assuntos Potenciais
Seychelles 2 Assuntos Potenciais
Serra Leoa 138 Assuntos Potenciais
Somália 3 Assuntos Potenciais
África Do Sul 519 Assuntos Potenciais
Sudão 139 Assuntos Potenciais
Eswatini 56 Assuntos Potenciais
Tanzânia 177 Assuntos Potenciais
Togo 45 Assuntos Potenciais
Tunísia 101 Assuntos Potenciais
Uganda 254 Assuntos Potenciais
[Sara Ocidental] 0 Assuntos Potenciais
Zâmbia 124 Assuntos Potenciais
Zimbábue 83 Assuntos Potenciais
Outros Assuntos 128 Assuntos Potenciais

Newly Redesigned Website for WCC Library and Archives (Parts 1 & 2)

A number of valuable resources in the World Council of Chuches archives have been microfilmed or microfiched and are held at the Yale Divinity Library (among other places.) Microform collections include:

International Missionary Council Archives: 1910-1961: Fiche Ms85)

World Council of Churches records:

World Student Christian Federation Archives:
(held at the World Council of Churches and Yale Divinity Library)  (Yale Fiche Ms1123)

Old and New in Shona Religion Website

A new resource recently unveiled by the Center for Global Christianity and Mission at Boston University School of Theology, this multimedia website showcases the photography and work of Dr. M. L. Daneel. His decades of research among the Shona people of Southern Africa have yielded a wealth of photographs and publications documenting African initiated churches and traditional religions. The Old and New in Shona Religion website makes these resources available online.

Yale Divinity Library Special Collections

Strengths of the library’s special collections include, among other things, documentation of the Protestant missionary endeavor. Click here to access the collection.

For those interested in developing an archive, Martha Smalley has developed an Archival Primer.

Yale’s Mission Periodicals Online can be accessed here.

Mission 21 / Basel Mission Image Archive

Photographs taken at the intersection of European, African, and Asian cultures from 1850 to 1950 Selections from the Archive. See

Writing Biography

To read our new articles on writing biography: “The Strengths and Limitations of Biography” by Director Jonathan Bonk and “The Craft of Writing Religious Biography,” by Dr. Dana Robert, DACB Editorial Committee member, click here.

Programs and Associations

Doctoral Dissertations

History of Missiology and AIC Photo Archive

The Theology Library of Boston University has a collection of missionary biographies, reports, sermons and theologies that provide a rich resource for mission studies.

Day Missions Periodicals Listing

The Yale Divinity Library’s NEH-funded digitization project is now substantially complete. More than 5,500 reports and periodical issues have been digitized. Links to the online materials are available at:

Video Resources from James Ault

James Ault is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, author and scholar. He has recently released his African Christianity Rising documentary film series (plus ancillary educational materials) filmed largely in Ghana and Zimbabwe. You can view his materials on his Vimeo site and on his African Christianity Rising webpage. His African Christianity channels can be accessed here and here.

The Story of Africa from the BBC

The Story of Africa, an online resource presented by the BBC.

Evaluating Sources

Guides for evaluating the authority and reliability of information sources found online or in print:

International Mission Photo Archive

The International Mission Photo Archive offers historical images from Protestant and Catholic missionary collections in Britain, Norway, Germany, France, Switzerland, and the United States. The photographs, which range in time from the middle of the nineteenth to the middle of the twentieth century, offer a visual record of missionary activities and experiences in Africa, China, Madagascar, India, Papua-New Guinea, and the Caribbean.

The Center for the Study of Global Christianity

On its Web site, the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary offers resources for research and a list of their publications.