John Mbiti

Kenyan philosopher

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.

John Mbiti
Born(1931-11-30)30 November 1931
Died5 October 2019(2019-10-05) (aged 87)
EducationUniversity of Cambridge
OccupationTheologian, Philosopher, Priest
Emeritus professor at University of Bern,
Parish minister in Burgdorf, Switzerland
Known forAfrican Theology
TitleDr., Emeritus

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]


  1. "University of Bern". Archived from the original on July 7, 2011. Retrieved 2006-03-23.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.