Photographer

Timothy Grasso

Description

From the Charles Kraft Collection

Charles Kraft taught at Fuller from 1969-2011, and left many artifacts from his travels in Africa. In Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo), Kraft acquired pieces such as the Appui-Tete, Mukaba, and Nsen Gu. As a missionary anthropologist, Kraft believed the analysis of such objects help increase cross-cultural understanding and encourage the spread of a culture-affirming, rather than colonizing, Gospel.

Kraft’s combination of practical mission experience and academic research equipped generations of Fuller students to labor at the intersection of culture and theology.

Document Type

Image

Rights

Material is property of Fuller Theological Seminary. Scholarly use permitted within parameters of copyright law.

Keywords

Charles Kraft, Africa, Anthropology

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