This book examines the complex history of Adventism in Africa, situating it within the context of African traditions and culture. From a small movement with origins in the United States, the Seventh-day Adventist Church has grown worldwide. It is one of several Christian denominations present in Africa and yet the history of Seventh-day Adventism in the global South has been largely unexplored by scholars. The book highlights the discrepancies between western traditions exhibited in the missionary enterprise and African religious systems. It also explores the intricate relation between colonialism and African Adventism in line with established studies in African Christianity. It will be of interest to scholars of religion and theology, particularly church history and mission studies, as well as African studies.

chapter |11 pages

General Introduction

The African Christian Context

chapter 1|15 pages

African Seventh-day Adventism's Roots

The Western Background

chapter 2|24 pages

The Uncertain Context

Multiple Challenges and the Rise of African Adventism (1880s–1920s)

chapter 3|41 pages

Mission in the Age of Colonialism, Part One

Seventh-day Adventism in Africa and the Pre-Independence Era (1887–1960s)

chapter 4|20 pages

Mission in the Age of Colonialism, Part Two

Personalities, Moving Stories, and the Progress of Adventism in Africa (1886–1990)

chapter 5|23 pages

Early African Adventist Evangelists

African Adventism and Indigenous Contributions (1940s–1990s)

chapter 6|11 pages

Adventism in Africa

The Statistical Centre of Global Seventh-Day Adventism (2008–the Present)

chapter 8|19 pages

Identity Crisis

Traditions, African Religions, and African Adventism

chapter 9|4 pages

General Conclusion