Toward an African Theology of Fraternal Solidarity
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"This is one of very few systematic articulations of an African theology of fraternal solidarity. With profound personal passion, Ikenna Okafor produces a work that will remain important for its enrichment of cultural perspectives in Christian theology. It deserves a place in many libraries and study desks as a book whose relevance to the further development of the dialogue between European and non-European theologies is undoubtable."
--Kurt Appel, University of Vienna, Wien, Austria
"Okafor has offered to contemporary theological and social scientific studies of African social context a new language and framework for critical and creative analysis of African society through a relevant theology of community, social integration, and social transformation through reconciliation. This work offers a good model of how one can appropriate African cultural grammar and maps of the universe in crafting theological metaphors of the church and society which respond to the most pressing challenges facing Africans, African Christianity, and a world in dire need of reconciliation, justice, and peace."
--Stan Chu Ilo, DePaul University, Chicago, IL
"Okafor's 'hermeneutic torchlight' foregrounds indigenous idioms and narratives captured by Ọ nụrụ ube nwanne agbala ọsọ, unflinching solidarity. He throws new light on contextual theology and offers creative exchange between liberation and solidarity: the demands of justice tango with the command of love. . . . The Nwanne (brother-sister) idiom transforms into Christian theological root metaphor, reinterprets Christ and church, family loyalty and love that excludes no one, blood relationship that melts into family of God, philia that founds agape. The young and old, ordinary readers, native speakers, and foreigners will appreciate the pastoral priority of solidarity in the pages of this book."
--Elochukwu E. Uzukwu, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA