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Historical Trajectories of Catholicism in Africa

  • Foreword by Paul Steffen
  • By Valentine Ugochukwu Iheanacho
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The book masterfully knits together the various curves and routes traveled so far by the Catholic Church in Africa. From an African perspective, the book presents a general trajectory of Catholicism on the continent by highlighting some significant events and moments in the evolution of the Catholic Church in Africa. It equally profiles the Vatican's policy of indigenization as realized on the continent through the Africanization of the local episcopate. That policy prepared the way for the emergence of the local churches in Africa on the heels of the post-missionary phase that terminated with the convocation of the First African Synod of Bishops in 1994. Beyond the vicissitudes of the relatively recent past, the book boldly indicates the likely future shape and direction of African Catholicism. It contends that the future shape of the church in Africa may not be determined by a belabored inculturation, but instead by how the local churches concern themselves with concrete realities such as poverty, lack of opportunities, and ecological issues. It envisages a church that may not shy away from asserting itself within the mainstream ecclesiastical politics of global Catholicism where it must ""connect, compete and collaborate.""
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    • SKU: 9781666723663
    • Manufacturer: Resource Pubn
    • ISBN 13: 9781666723663
    • Publication Date: 10/21/2021
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Author: Valentine Ugochukwu Iheanacho
    • Author: Paul Steffen
    • Width: 1.00 inches
    • Height: 1.00 inches
    • Length: 1.00 inches
    • Weight: 0.06 pounds

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