New PDF release: African Catholicism and Hermeneutics of Culture: Essays in

By Joseph Ogbonnaya

ISBN-10: 1625645376

ISBN-13: 9781625645371

The research of Christianity within the non-Western international unearths a demographic shift within the heart 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 vital theological and ecclesiological questions that call for pressing solutions. for that reason, the examine pursuits of this ebook are to check African Catholicism's involvement in human advertising and to hunt a brand new manner of theologizing Christianity that strikes sub-Saharan African peoples to motion opposed to the large injustices that preserve them negative.
Drawing on Africae Munus, the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation of the second one African Synod (2011), and Bernard Lonergan's proposal of tradition, African Catholicism and Hermeneutics of Culture argues that to really be "the non secular 'lung' of humanity," African Catholicism needs to acceptable the Christian message to remodel African attitudes and personhood and so foster a self-reliant dedication to critical African development.

"Professor Ogbonnaya deals us a wealthy, provocative, and unsparingly candid evaluation 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 certainly liberative African social spirituality provide me nice desire that Africa can breathe new lifestyles into international Christianity, as he issues tips to therapeutic the psychic wounds that afflict believers not just in Africa, yet within the African diaspora in addition. 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 metamorphosis that's helpful and pressing. If we let those innovations to persuade our activities and behavior, there'll be salvation for the clergy and for the church, differently the revolution that might ensue might 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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