Jump to content

John Mbiti

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John Mbiti
Born(1931-11-30)30 November 1931
Died5 October 2019(2019-10-05) (aged 87)
EducationUniversity of Cambridge
Occupation(s)Theologian, Philosopher, Priest
Emeritus professor at University of Bern,
Parish minister in Burgdorf, Switzerland
Known forAfrican Theology
TitleDr., Emeritus

John Samuel Mbiti (30 November 1931 – 5 October 2019) was a Kenyan-born Christian religious philosopher and writer. He was an ordained Anglican priest, and as of 2005 a canon.

Mbiti is an Emeritus professor at the University of Bern and parish minister to the town of Burgdorf, Switzerland.[1]

Mbiti died at a nursing home in Burgdorf, Switzerland on 5 October 2019 at the age of 87.[2]


[change | change source]
  1. "University of Bern". Archived from the original on July 7, 2011. Retrieved 2006-03-23.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link) Academic staff biography (in German). Retrieved on 23 March 2006.
  2. "John Mbiti, 87, Dies; Punctured Myths About African Religions". The New York Times. October 24, 2019.