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Religion and social reconstruction in Africa

Author: Elias Kifon Bongmba
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018.
Series: Studies in world Christianity and interreligious relations.
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Religion has played a major role in both the division and unification of peoples and countries within Africa. Its capacity to cause, and to heal, societal rifts has been well documented. This book addresses this powerful societal force, and explores the implications of a theology of reconstruction, most notably articulated by Jesse Mugambi. This way of thinking seeks to build on liberation theology, aiming to  Read more...
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Religion and social reconstruction in Africa.
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
(DLC) 2018011014
(OCoLC)1037897615
Named Person: J N Kanyua Mugambi; J N Kanyua Mugambi
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elias Kifon Bongmba
ISBN: 9781351167406 1351167405 9781351167383 1351167383 9781351167390 1351167391 9781351167376 1351167375
OCLC Number: 1040592547
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: Engaging religion and reconstruction / Elias Kifon Bongmba --
Texts of affirmation rather than negation : Jesse N.K. Mugambi and African Biblical studies / Knut Holter --
The life of King David as a model of reconstruction / David Tuesday Adamo --
Worshipping God the spirit "in spirit and truth" in Africa : one African woman's reflections on John 4:19-24 / Madipoane Masenya (Ngwan'a Mphahlele) --
Olódùmarè : the hidden but relevant god in the Yoruba religious imagination / Enoch Olujide Gbadegesin --
Destiny and eschatology in Jesse Mugambi's writings / John Fischer --
The Church of the future : dialogue on the ecclesiology of Mugambi / Elias Kifon Bongmba --
Christian councils in Africa : Whence? Whither? : impressions / Harold Miller --
Postcolonial positions --
Jesse Mugambi and the Christian responsibility in the socio-political sphere / Mika Vähäkangas --
Relating peace in African religion to theologies of liberation and reconstruction / John S. Mbiti --
Re-orientation : theology of reconstruction and intercultural theology / Franz Gmainer-Pranzl --
Reconstruction theology in action : exploring the significance of J.N.K. Mugambi's theological contribution through a case study of Nairobi Chapel/Mavuno Church in Nairobi, Kenya / Diane Stinton --
Theology of reconstruction : a paradigm for reflection on revitalization in African Christianity / Kyama Mugambi --
"Then towards the rebuilding of our societies now in ruins" / Ntozakhe Simon Cezula --
Reconstructing mission : the Church in Africa in the service of justice, peace and reconciliation / Philomena Njeri Mwaura --
The reality of African religio-cultural identity in the context of globalization / Peter Mutuku Mumo --
Integrity of mission in light of the Gospel in Africa : a perspective from an African in diaspora / Tite Tiéno --
On freedom : risking a (faithful) reinterpretation / James R. Cochrane --
The challenge facing the next generation of African theologians / Laurenti Magesa --
Narratives of the future in African history : advancing aspirations for liberation and reconstruction in Africa / Loreen Maseno --
African theology and African literature : rediscovering a daring intellectual project / Abraham Waigi Ng'ang'a --
Theological education in Africa : concerns and contribution of Professor Jesse N.K. Mugambi / Dickson Nkonge Kagema --
Missions and money revisited / Jonathan Bonk --
Managing religious diversity in Tanzania : Islamic revivalism and modes of governance / Frans Wijsen.
Series Title: Studies in world Christianity and interreligious relations.
Responsibility: edited by Elias Kifon Bongmba.

Abstract:

Religion has played a major role in both the division and unification of peoples and countries within Africa. Its capacity to cause, and to heal, societal rifts has been well documented. This book addresses this powerful societal force, and explores the implications of a theology of reconstruction, most notably articulated by Jesse Mugambi. This way of thinking seeks to build on liberation theology, aiming to encourage the rebuilding of African society on its own terms. An international panel of contributors bring an interdisciplinary perspective to the issues around reconstructing the religious elements of African society. Looking at issues of reconciliation, postcolonialism and indigenous spirituality, among others, they show that Mugambi's cultural and theological insight has the potential to revolutionise the way people in Africa address this issue. This is a fascinating exploration of the religious facets of African life. As such, it will be of great interest to scholars of religious studies, theology and African studies.

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