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18178, African Christianity isn't...
Posted by Solarus, Mon Feb-26-01 09:34 AM
"African." Though the early church was lead by African theologians, the "Coptic" church was created through the direction of Constantine and the Byzantine empire. The Churches found today in Egypt and Ethiopia represent the initial churches of the Byzantine empire which focused on creating a religion that would greater benefit its expansionist purposes. The official break with the Coptic Church and "birth" of the Roman Catholic church, occurred in 451 CE when the monophysitic doctrine of the Coptic and Ethiopian churches was considered heresy.

To find REAL "African Christianity" one would have to look at those considered "heretics" in during the formal establishment of the church: the Gnostics.

See "OkayBlackourstorymonth" for more details on the Gnostics.


"Activism is the practice of using an internal, self-determining source of power to live one's life and/or enact some sort of change. Power is the ability to define reality, while self-determination is to decide or define one's self. Therefore activism, is not simply something done to right some wrong or to fight some cause but rather it is a way of life. Activism is the way of life where one can define self and change anything that may impede or control the reality that one chooses to live."-Solarus