African Catholicism and Hermeneutics of Culture: Essays in by Joseph Ogbonnaya

By Joseph Ogbonnaya

The learn of Christianity within the non-Western international finds a demographic shift within the middle of Christianity from the Northern Hemisphere to the South. however the contradictory element of the big African conversion to Christian religion is the grinding poverty point in Africa. This situation increases vital theological and ecclesiological questions that call for pressing solutions. as a result, the examine ambitions of this e-book are to check African Catholicism's involvement in human promoting and to hunt a brand new manner of theologizing Christianity that strikes sub-Saharan African peoples to motion opposed to the large injustices that continue them terrible.
Drawing on Africae Munus, the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation of the second one African Synod (2011), and Bernard Lonergan's idea of tradition, African Catholicism and Hermeneutics of Culture argues that to actually be "the non secular 'lung' of humanity," African Catholicism needs to applicable the Christian message to remodel African attitudes and personhood and so foster a self-reliant dedication to vital African development.

"Professor Ogbonnaya deals us a wealthy, provocative, and unsparingly candid evaluation of African Catholicism in gentle of the second one African Synod. He urgently summons the church in Africa to take its rightful position as an agent of ethical transformation and social reconciliation. His prescriptions for a surely liberative African social spirituality supply me nice desire that Africa can breathe new existence into international Christianity, as he issues how you can therapeutic the psychic wounds that afflict believers not just in Africa, yet within the African diaspora to boot. this can be a ebook not just for Africa, however the complete Catholic church."
--Bryan N. Massingale, Professor of Theological Ethics, division of Theology, Marquette collage, Milwaukee, WI

"This is a publication that each individual in Africa and past may still learn, digest, meditate upon, and make allowance the guidelines contained therein to problem us for a transformation that's beneficial and pressing. If we let those recommendations to steer our activities and behavior, there'll be salvation for the clergy and for the church, another way the revolution that would occur can be worse than that of the French Revolution and we, the clergy, may be in for it."
--The so much Rev. John I. Okoye, Bishop, Catholic Diocese, Awgu, Nigeria

Joseph Ogbonnaya is Assistant Professor of Theology at Marquette collage, Milwaukee, WI. he's the writer of Lonergan, Social Transformation and Sustainable Human Development (2013) and a co-editor of The Church as Salt and Light (2011).

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