Theology Brewed In An African Pot

Theology Brewed in an African Pot PDF Book Detail:
Author: Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator
Publisher: Orbis Books
ISBN: 1608331008
Size: 13.14 MB
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Languages : en
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Hearing And Knowing

Hearing and Knowing PDF Book Detail:
Author: Mercy A. Oduyoye
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1606088610
Size: 26.71 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 176
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My Faith As An African

My Faith as an African PDF Book Detail:
Author: Jean-Marc Ela
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1606086235
Size: 43.63 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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Book Description: At a time when Africans, like other peoples, are facing the shock of technological and cultural modernity, liberation of the oppressed must be the primary condition for an authentic inculturation of the Christian message. This is the central axis of the papers in this book, which begins with the questions of faith posed by cultural variables, an internal dimension of the African's condition. In order to understand what is at stake, we need to place these matters in the overall context of a society and a history marked by conflicts-which lead to a rereading of our African memory. The basic issue of the Credibility of Christianity is being raised from with in the dynamic which allows Africans to escape from the inhumanity of the destiny to which certain factors would condemn them. So critical reflection on the relevance of an African Christianity requires us to identify the structures or strategies of exploitation and impoverishment against which Africans have always struggled, finding their own specific forms of resistance within their cultures.

Gospel Ferment In Malawi

Gospel Ferment in Malawi PDF Book Detail:
Author: Ross, Kenneth R.
Publisher: Luviri Press
ISBN: 9996098265
Size: 32.46 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 156
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Book Description: This book is a collection of essays written in the early 1990s. Some are an attempt to think theologically about the social and political changes and challenges that Malawi was navigating during those years. Others are critically reflecting on the nature and content of the Christian faith as it was coming to expression in an African context. The essays are a plea for relevancy and contextuality in Christian praxis and theological reflection in Malawi and, indeed, in Africa as a whole.

Mapping Systematic Theology In Africa

Mapping Systematic Theology in Africa PDF Book Detail:
Author: Ernst M Conradie
Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA
ISBN: 1919980296
Size: 61.10 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 186
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Book Description: The emergence of an indigenous African theology, especially since the 1960s is well-documented. A wealth of literature has been published in the context of African theology, especially over the last two or three decades. This indexed bibliography contains a number of publications in and for the African context specifically relevant to the fields of systematic theology and ethics.

African Perspectives On Culture And World Christianity

African Perspectives on Culture and World Christianity PDF Book Detail:
Author: Joseph Ogbonnaya
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443891592
Size: 47.83 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 231
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Book Description: Unlike the global North, “the ferment of Christianity” in the global South, among the majority of world people, has been astronomical. Despite the shift in the center of gravity of Christianity to the global South, intra-ecclesial tensions globally remain those of the relationship of culture to religion. The questions posed revolve around to what extent Western Christianity should be adapted to local cultures. Should we talk of Christianity in non-Western contexts or of majority world Christianity? Is it appropriate to describe the shift as the emergence of global Christianity or world Christianity? Should Christianity in the global South mimic Christianity in the global North, or can it be different in the light of the diversity of these cultures? Can Africans, Asians, Latin Americans, Europeans and North Americans – the entire global community – speak of God in the same way? This book is devoted to examining varieties of the intercultural process in world Christianity. It understands culture broadly as a common meaning upon which communities’ social order is organized. Culture in this sense is the whole life of people. It is the integrator of the filial bond holding people together and the various institutional structures – economic, technological, political and legal – that guarantee peace and survival in societies, states, and nations, both locally and internationally. As this book shows, the centrality of culture for world Christianity equally showcases the important position the scale of values occupies in world Christianity.

Christianity And Ecological Theology

Christianity and Ecological Theology PDF Book Detail:
Author: E. M. Conradie
Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA
ISBN: 1920109234
Size: 56.94 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 395
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Book Description: There has been a proliferation of publications in the field of Christian ecological theology over the last three decades or so. These include a number of recent edited volumes, each covering a range of topics and consolidating many of the emerging insights in ecological theology. The call for Christian churches to respond to the environmental crisis has been reiterated numerous times in this vast corpus of literature, also in South Africa.

God In Context

God in Context PDF Book Detail:
Author: Sigurd Bergmann
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351932802
Size: 62.67 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 176
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Book Description: In the 1970s theologians in Asia and Africa showed an interest in the way different cultural contexts influenced the interpretation of Christian belief. Manifestations of contextual theologies have since appeared in many parts of the world; animated international discussion about expressions, methods and theories for contextual theology have continued with the spread of contextual theology from the South to the North.. The object of these theologies is to shed new light on the concept of incarnation. How does the incarnated God act in a liberating way? Contextual theology explores awareness of the interrelatedness of God and culture. This book surveys important concepts, positions and problems of contextual theology, dealing with different criteria for the interpretation of 'context' and providing explanations of different theoretical models for contextual theology. Particular topics discussed include: the importance of place for the experience of God; a dynamic, correlative and communicative view of tradition; the approach to knowledge in contextualism and the greater right of the poor to aesthetic knowledge; human ecological formation of theology, and the contributions of pictorial art and architecture to contextual theology. Clearly explaining the importance of contextual theology for all theology, this book offers an invaluable text for students and others exploring theology in context.

Lay Presidency At The Eucharist

Lay Presidency at the Eucharist  PDF Book Detail:
Author: Nicholas Taylor
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441194436
Size: 60.89 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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Book Description: The demand for allowing lay ministers to preside at the Eucharist has become a pressing issue in many churches, not only in Anglicanism. Within the Anglican Communion this issue seems to be potentially divisive as most provinces refuse to accept lay presidency, but some - as the Archdiocese of Sydney - are discussing schemes to introduce it. In Lay Presidency at the Eucharist an Anglican theological approach to controversial questions is articulated. Taylor investigates in particular what allegiance to Scripture entails, and how its authority is to be applied in the Church today. The evidence of the New Testament and early Church on the Eucharist and ministry, and how critical scholarship relates to the authority of Scripture in the life of the Church, are explored, whilst the Reformation and subsequent developments in Anglican theology and Eucharistic practice are considered. Pressure to authorize lay presidency is largely a response to a shortage of clergy to meet demand for Eucharistic worship, and alternative provision for this need is discussed, before going on to consider specific schemes. The theological issues, to do with the Church, the Eucharist, and the ministry, are reviewed, and outstanding questions identified.