Biblical exegesis and inculturation in Africa in the third millennium
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Biblical exegesis and inculturation in Africa in the third millennium by Chinedu Adolphus Amadi-Azuogu

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Published by Printed by Snaap Press in Enugu .
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  • Africa


  • Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.,
  • Christianity and culture -- Africa

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Includes bibliographical references )p. 335-336).

Statementby Chinedu Adolphus Amadi-Azuogu ; with a foreword by Stanislaus Chukwuma Onyemere and Georg Preissner.
LC ClassificationsBR115.C8 A435 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 336 p. ;
Number of Pages336
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4011082M
ISBN 109788010482
LC Control Number2001373563

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  Question: "What is inculturation? Is inculturation biblical?" Answer: In religious contexts, especially within the Roman Catholic Church, inculturation refers to the adaptation of church doctrine and ritual to unreached or non-Christian Catholicism, inculturation involves the adaptation of the liturgy to different cultures and the tolerance of various pagan practices that are. It suggests a few areas of Ghanaian and African life where inculturation could and should take place. These include funeral rites, widowhood rites, child-naming rites, the rites of marriage, libation and christology. It concludes by offering some guidelines for use in the process of the inculturation of Christianity in Africa : $ African Conference of Third World Theologians, held in Accra, Ghana, in Black Theology, which developed in South Africa, in reaction to racial discrimination; while this could have contributed to the development of inculturation, it was more of a political theology. Contributions were also made by . Inculturation of Faith and Non-Christian Religions. 8. From its origin, the Church has encountered on many levels the question of the plurality of religions. Even today Christians constitute only about one-third of the world s population. Moreover, they must live in a world which expresses a growing sympathy for pluralism in religious matters. 9.

The theology of inculturation and th e African church Sussy Gumo Kurgat Department of Religion, Theology and Philoso phy, Maseno University, P.O Box , Maseno, : Sussy Gumo. the church on the Continent on the eve of the Third Millennium.”1 The insistence on inculturation is to a considerable extent motivated by what Africans perceive to be a situation of imbalance in the contact between Africa and the Christianity introduced into Africa by Western missionaries. In Christianity, inculturation is the adaptation of the way Church teachings are presented to other, mostly non-Christian, cultures and, in turn, the influence of those cultures on the evolution of these teachings. This is a term that is generally used by Catholics, the World Council of Churches and some Protestants; other Protestants prefer to use the term "contextual theology". INCULTURATION, THEOLOGY OF The term "inculturation," as applied to Christianity, denotes the presentation and re-expression of the Gospel in forms and terms proper to a culture. It results in the creative reinterpretation of both, without being unfaithful to either. Evangelization respects culture as part of the human phenomenon and as a human right.

for Africa, which was held on 06 May , with the theme ‘The Church in Africa and Her Evangelising Mission, Towards the Third Millennium – You shall be my Witnesses’. The African Bishops established that the inculturation process can successfully be achieved in Author: George C. Nche, Lawrence N. Okwuosa, Theresa C. Nwaoga. 18 Hekima Review, No. 38, May Africa’s Inculturation Theology: Observations of an Outsider Paul Gifford* A bstract: The existence of ‘African theology’ is no longer a subject of debate. This article reviews the content and perspectives of African theologians, particularlyCited by: 1. The Historical Jesus research is a very interesting and challenging academic enterprise especially as it relates to Africa. This type of research is new in Africa but is being attempted by African. Inculturation in South Africa. Stuart C. Bate OMI ( “Inculturation in South Africa”. Grace and Tr). 1. Introduction: Universal and Local in Inculturation The African Synod refers to inculturation as “an urgent priority” comprising “on the one hand, ‘the ultimate transformation of authentic cultural values through their integration in Christianity’ and, on the.