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The Resource African perspectives on culture and world Christianity, by Joseph Ogbonnaya

African perspectives on culture and world Christianity, by Joseph Ogbonnaya

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African perspectives on culture and world Christianity
Title
African perspectives on culture and world Christianity
Statement of responsibility
by Joseph Ogbonnaya
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ogbonnaya, Joseph
Dewey number
276
Index
index present
LC call number
BR1360
LC item number
.O53 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Catholic Church
  • Christianity and culture
Label
African perspectives on culture and world Christianity, by Joseph Ogbonnaya
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Christianity, faith, and culture -- Contextualization: the backdrop to majority world church theology -- Development of African theology -- The significance of Black theology to African liberative theologies -- African ethics: general introduction -- Globalization and African Catholicism : towards a new era of evangelization -- The prospect of humanizing development discourse in Africa through Christian anthropology -- Challenging the unjust structures of governance and social malaise -- Challenges to African theology: the question of method -- Dialogue between African and Western thought
Control code
ocn986686012
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 219 pages
Isbn
9781443873314
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)986686012
Label
African perspectives on culture and world Christianity, by Joseph Ogbonnaya
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Christianity, faith, and culture -- Contextualization: the backdrop to majority world church theology -- Development of African theology -- The significance of Black theology to African liberative theologies -- African ethics: general introduction -- Globalization and African Catholicism : towards a new era of evangelization -- The prospect of humanizing development discourse in Africa through Christian anthropology -- Challenging the unjust structures of governance and social malaise -- Challenges to African theology: the question of method -- Dialogue between African and Western thought
Control code
ocn986686012
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 219 pages
Isbn
9781443873314
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)986686012

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