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

By Joseph Ogbonnaya

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

"Professor Ogbonnaya bargains us a wealthy, provocative, and unsparingly candid review of African Catholicism in mild 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 really liberative African social spirituality provide me nice wish that Africa can breathe new lifestyles into worldwide Christianity, as he issues the best way to therapeutic the psychic wounds that afflict believers not just in Africa, yet within the African diaspora to boot. it is 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 booklet that each individual in Africa and past may still learn, digest, meditate upon, and make allowance the tips contained therein to problem us for a transformation that's worthwhile and pressing. If we let those suggestions to persuade our activities and behavior, there'll be salvation for the clergy and for the church, in a different way the revolution that may occur may be worse than that of the French Revolution and we, the clergy, should 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 college, 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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