By Joseph Ogbonnaya
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 really 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 necessary African development.
"Professor Ogbonnaya bargains 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 wish that Africa can breathe new lifestyles into worldwide Christianity, as he issues easy methods to therapeutic the psychic wounds that afflict believers not just in Africa, yet within the African diaspora in addition. this can be a ebook not just for Africa, however the whole Catholic church."
--Bryan N. Massingale, Professor of Theological Ethics, division of Theology, Marquette collage, Milwaukee, WI
"This is a e-book that each individual in Africa and past should still learn, digest, meditate upon, and make allowance the guidelines contained therein to problem us for a metamorphosis that's valuable and pressing. If we enable those techniques to persuade our activities and behavior, there'll be salvation for the clergy and for the church, differently the revolution that may ensue could be worse than that of the French Revolution and we, the clergy, may 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 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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