By Joseph Ogbonnaya
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 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 quintessential African development.
"Professor Ogbonnaya bargains us a wealthy, provocative, and unsparingly candid overview 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 existence 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 besides. this can be 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 booklet 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 metamorphosis that's priceless and pressing. If we enable those strategies to persuade our activities and behavior, there'll be salvation for the clergy and for the church, another way the revolution that might ensue may be worse than that of the French Revolution and we, the clergy, might 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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African Catholicism and Hermeneutics of Culture: Essays in the Light of African Synod II by Joseph Ogbonnaya