Local Theologies on the World Wide Web

Various Uses of the Internet for the Study of Theology in Africa


  • Dr. Joseph Bosco Bangura Evangelical Theological Faculty Leuven (Belgium) and Protestant Theological University Groningen (Netherlands)
  • Dr. Benno van den Toren, Protestant Theological University Groningen (Netherlands)


internet; research methodology; African theology; primary resources; secondary resources; archival resources; local theologies


Although widespread internet usage across Africa enables access to fresh primary, secondary and archival materials for the study of theology, these internet-based resources have not yet been properly utilised for the benefit of academic study and research. Making use of appropriate examples, this article introduces three areas through which the internet provides essential resources for theological research: primary sources, secondary sources and repositories for archives and collections. This article examines each of these three areas and locates this topic within the wider context in which the internet has become a central aspect of scholarly research for various academic fields.




How to Cite

Bangura, J. B. ., & Toren, B. van den . (2021). Local Theologies on the World Wide Web: Various Uses of the Internet for the Study of Theology in Africa. Impact: Journal of Transformation, 4(1), 1–8. Retrieved from https://journals.aiu.ac.ke/index.php/impact/article/view/79