The ecumenical movement seeks to achieve total unity for all Christian churches globally. Though it is a global movement, it has its own interpretation, approaches, traits and challenges that are peculiar to different chapter in the various corners of the world. While the West looks at it and approaches it differently, African churches and bishops approach it from another angle. The same is true of the east Africa region. However, though Christian unity and cooperation are key to ecumenism, they are not all that there is to the study of the history and theology of the ecumenical movement in East Africa.
This book, The History and Theology of the Ecumenical Movement In East Africa, therefore aims at addressing the deficiency of the materials related directly to the diverse history and theology of the ecumenical movement syllabi in institutions of higher learning in the East Africa region, it at the same times avails those institutions with a worthwhile textbook that can be used to teach ecumenism.
Chistopher Byaruhanga is a professor of systematic and Historical Theology at Uganda Christian University. He earned his Doctor of Theology degree from the General Theological Seminary in New York City. He is author of a number of books and articles, including Theological Education in East Africa (20113), The Fundamental Methods In Christian Religious Education Teaching (2012). Bishop Alfred Robert Tucker and the Establishment of the African Anglican Church (2008), Ecumenically Structured Theological Education by Extension: A Quest for Quality Theological education in Eastern Africa(2007) and Christian Theology for University Studies (2005).