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TEDS Dean Tite Tiénou Honored with Festschrift

newsroomadminMarch 21, 2014

In January, TEDS Dean Tite Tiénou was honored with a collection of essays from colleagues and former students, including TEDS Professor of Mission and Anthropology Robert J. Priest. Communities of Faith in Africa and the African Diaspora was edited by Casely B. Essamuah and David K. Ngaruiya (MDiv ’01, ThM ’04, and PhD ’08).

Communities of Faith is a collection of essays on the multicultural Christian spirit and practices of churches around the world, with particular attention to Africa and the African diaspora. The essays discuss history, theology, anthropology, ecumenism, and missiology. Specific topics addressed include Pentecostalism in Africa, gender roles in South African church communities, HIV/AIDS ministries in Uganda, and several other areas concerning the international role of the African church.

Dean Tiénou, a prominent global missiologist, joined the TEDS faculty in 1997. He also holds the position of co-provost and senior vice president of education and currently holds the Tite Tiénou Chair of Mission and Global Theology. He is a leading expert in the fields of missions, theology, and the African church.

The book is currently available for purchase through Wipf and Stock Publishers or through Amazon.


Dean Tiénou was officially honored with his festschrift during the American Society of Missiologists meeting on June 20–22. Professor Robert J. Priest is serving as the president of ASM this year.

From left: Mrs. Annie Ngaruiya, Dr. David Ngaruiya (co-editor of the festschrift), Dr. Tiénou, Mrs. Marie Tiénou, Dr. Casely Essamuah (co-editor).

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