The Church and Development in Africa, Second Edition
Aid and Development from the Perspective of Catholic Social Ethics
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"Ilo focuses particularly on the importance of African traditional culture, especially the Ubuntu sense of community, at the heart of the ability of Africans to control their own development. He emphasizes the need for the church to recognize the deep roots of traditional religious cultures of Africa and to find ways that the gospel can enrich, not replace, those traditions."
--James R. Stormes, SJ, Theological Studies
"The thorough, broad perspective Ilo provides on development in Africa, particularly from a Catholic perspective, makes this book an invaluable resource. It is a significant contribution to development literature. The author's outlook is starkly realistic and refreshingly hopeful for the future of Africa."
--W. Jay Moon, International Bulletin of Missionary Research
"What an epic book! This is a profound and important book. Stan Chu Ilo takes us on a powerful journey through Catholic theology to Africa, its history and the development challenges of today. It is a book full of both personal passion and systematic rigor. It interweaves personal story, deep theological reflection, and robust academic analysis to reach workable and practical principles for aid today. It brings a fresh, African and Catholic perspective to an aid literature, populated largely by defunct Western prescriptions."
--Rich James, co-author of Capacity-Building for NGOs: Making it Work
"Imagine a Western church leader or church member interested in donating to an overseas cause, in a judicious way. Or, imagine a politically minded person, wanting to think through the relationship between Christian faith and aid and development. Then again, perhaps the reader simply wants to learn more about Catholic social ethics, African theology, or the link between dogmatics and social justice. There are many sorts of reader to whom this book would appeal, and that wide-ranging application is part of its appeal."
--Stephanie Lowery, Wheaton College
"Theologically, the book converses mainly with Catholic theology and social ethics. But its topic and message, like that of Catholic social teaching as a whole, can be appreciated by all those working toward a 'civilization of love' and particularly animated by Christian faith."
--William P. Gregory, writing in Missiology