Rasilimali za Bibilia

Ukurasa huu unajumuisha biblia na vyanzo muhimu na vya msingi juu ya Ukristo wa Kiafrika.

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.

Marejeo ya Kanisa la Kale la Afrika Marejeo kamili ya bibliografia yalibainishwa kwa fomu iliyofupishwa katika ripoti ya Kale ya Afrika ya Kanisa.
Watu Wote Uwezo 4911 Watu Uwezo
Wakristo wa Kale 590 Watu Uwezo
Algeria 60 Watu Uwezo
Angola 42 Watu Uwezo
Benin 23 Watu Uwezo
Botswana 27 Watu Uwezo
Burkina Faso 6 Watu Uwezo
Burundi 30 Watu Uwezo
Cameroon 114 Watu Uwezo
Cape Verde 19 Watu Uwezo
Jamhuri ya Afrika ya Kati 11 Watu Uwezo
Chad 6 Watu Uwezo
[Comoro] 0 Watu Uwezo
Jamhuri Ya Kidemokrasia Ya Kongo 182 Watu Uwezo
Congo 40 Watu Uwezo
Ivory Coast 13 Watu Uwezo
[Djibouti] 0 Watu Uwezo
Misri 529 Watu Uwezo
Guinea Ya Ikweta 1 Watu Uwezo
Eritrea 5 Watu Uwezo
Ethiopia 652 Watu Uwezo
Gabon 92 Watu Uwezo
Gambia 12 Watu Uwezo
Ghana 133 Watu Uwezo
Guinea 13 Watu Uwezo
Ginebisau 4 Watu Uwezo
Kenya 217 Watu Uwezo
Lesotho 112 Watu Uwezo
Liberia 36 Watu Uwezo
Libya 8 Watu Uwezo
Madagascar 234 Watu Uwezo
Malawi 91 Watu Uwezo
Mali 13 Watu Uwezo
Mauritania 4 Watu Uwezo
Mauritius 9 Watu Uwezo
Mayotte 2 Watu Uwezo
Morocco 43 Watu Uwezo
Mozambique 165 Watu Uwezo
Namibia 47 Watu Uwezo
Niger 14 Watu Uwezo
Nigeria 437 Watu Uwezo
Reunion 6 Watu Uwezo
Rwanda 36 Watu Uwezo
[Saint Helena] 0 Watu Uwezo
[Sao Tome na Principe] 0 Watu Uwezo
Senegal 32 Watu Uwezo
Shelisheli 2 Watu Uwezo
Sierra Leone 138 Watu Uwezo
Somalia 3 Watu Uwezo
Afrika Kusini 519 Watu Uwezo
Sudan 139 Watu Uwezo
Eswatini 56 Watu Uwezo
Tanzania 177 Watu Uwezo
Togo 45 Watu Uwezo
Tunisia 101 Watu Uwezo
Uganda 254 Watu Uwezo
[Sahara Ya Magharibi] 0 Watu Uwezo
Zambia 124 Watu Uwezo
Zimbabwe 83 Watu Uwezo
Masomo Mengine 128 Watu Uwezo

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:
http://www.idcpublishers.com/ead/138.xml(Yale Fiche Ms85)

World Council of Churches records:

World Student Christian Federation Archives:
(held at the World Council of Churches and Yale Divinity Library) http://www.idcpublishers.com/ead/312.xml  (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 www.bmarchives.org

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.