The Christian faith kws and worships one God, who is revealed in the Son and in the Holy Spirit. This is the meaning of the doctrine of the Trinity in Christian thought. Although Christian orthodoxy defines the doctrine of the Trinity, the intellectual tools used to capture it significantly vary. At different times and in different places, Western Christianity has, for instance, used neo-Platonism, German Idealism, and the conceptual tools of the second-century Greeks. Taking elements from the kwn African intellectual framework, this book argues that for African Christians, the respective pre-Christian African understanding of God and the Ntu-metaphysics, in particular, function as conceptual gates for an attempt towards articulating the Trinity for African Christian audiences.
James H. O. Kombo, D.Th. (2000) in Systematic Theology, Stellenbosch University, is Senior Lecturer of Theological Studies at Daystar University, Kenya. He has published widely on African Christianity, theology and philosophy, the African independent churches and the different nuances of African theology.