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By Joseph Ogbonnaya

ISBN-10: 1625645376

ISBN-13: 9781625645371

The research of Christianity within the non-Western global finds 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 increases vital theological and ecclesiological questions that call for pressing solutions. for this reason, the learn ambitions of this ebook are to envision African Catholicism's involvement in human promoting and to hunt a brand new means of theologizing Christianity that strikes sub-Saharan African peoples to motion opposed to the big injustices that retain them negative.
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 actually 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 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 certainly liberative African social spirituality provide me nice wish that Africa can breathe new lifestyles into international 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 e-book not just for Africa, however the whole Catholic church."
--Bryan N. Massingale, Professor of Theological Ethics, division of Theology, Marquette college, Milwaukee, WI

"This is a ebook that each individual in Africa and past should still learn, digest, meditate upon, and make allowance the tips contained therein to problem us for a metamorphosis that's invaluable and pressing. If we permit those strategies to persuade our activities and behavior, there'll be salvation for the clergy and for the church, another way the revolution that may ensue should be worse than that of the French Revolution and we, the clergy, can be in for it."
--The such a lot 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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