Faith in Action, Volume 1
Reform, Mission and Pastoral Renewal in African Catholicism Since Vatican II
Foreword by Sithembele Sipuka
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
448 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.90 in
- Published: December 2020
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- Published: December 2020
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Stan Chu Ilo is a research professor at the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology, DePaul University, Chicago, USA.
Nora K. Nonterah is a lecturer at the department of Religious Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana.
Idara Otu, MSP, teaches systematic theology at the National Missionary Seminary of St. Paul, Abuja, Nigeria.
“The publication of these essays provides Africa with a platform to make its contribution of theological thought, which could change things for the better in a world that is faced with many and complex challenges. It is my hope that the ideas shared here from an African perspective will contribute to worldwide solidarity in finding solutions to the prevailing crisis of the coronavirus and beyond, in a spirit of Ubuntu and mutual care for each other and creation.”
—Sithembele Sipuka, Bishop of Mthatha (South Africa)
“The publication of the excellent work of these experts heralds a bright hope to the vital future of African Catholicism. This volume is unique because the essays deal with the post-Vatican II pastoral issues at hand, while developing some recommendations and practices of hope for dealing with some of the persistent social challenges of Africa that we will continue to deal with in what we hope will be a post-Covid-19 pandemic world.”
—Patrick Chukwudezie Chibuko, Catholic Institute of West Africa, Port Harcourt
“This volume captures the hopes, dreams, and disquietude of Africa, thus, reigniting the potential of Africans to be missionaries to themselves and beyond. If read with an open heart, mind, and right spirit, this book reveals to Africa, collectively and individually, what direction African Catholicism should take. Faith in Action (vol. 1) does not disappoint!”
—Agnes Lucy Lando, Director of Research and Postgraduate Studies, Daystar University, Nairobi
“This collection of essays offers definitive proof that some of the most creative, transformative theology in the church today is coming from Africa. These essays constitute an impressive body of theological scholarship but, more than that, they also give witness to a new way of doing theology, the way of African palaver. In this regard, African theologians are teaching the rest of us what Pope Francis really means by synodality.”
—Richard Gaillardetz, The Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology, Boston College