The Church We Want: Foundations, Theology and Mission of the Church in Africa

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The Church We Want: Foundations, Theology and Mission of the Church in Africa

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Foundations, Theology and Mission of the Church in Africa --- The output of research and scholarship on the theology of the Church in Africa has not matched the mandate of the synod to “work out the theology of the Church-as-Family with all the riches contained in this concept” (Ecclesia in Africa no. 63). This volume fills this gap by presenting incisive analyses, models, and portraits of the Church in Africa from diverse historical, theological, ecumenical, cultural, and contemporary perspectives and contexts. It builds on the previous volume by gathering many past contributors in a community of theological scholarship that engages in conservation as an ongoing process of maturation of thought, broadening of vision, and deepening of reflection.

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9966-08-933-0

Publication Date

2015

Publisher

Paulines Publications Africa

City

Nairobi

Disciplines

Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Preface

Introduction. On the church we want / Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator

PART ONE. THE AFRICAN CHURCH IN THE VISION OF POPE FRANCIS

The church of Pope Francis: an ecclesiology of accountability, accompaniment, and action / Stan Chu Ilo

"He who wants cows mus sleep like a cow": the Bishop in the church of Pope Francis / Bishop Antoine Kambanda

The African Bishop in the pastoral programme of Pope Francis / Bishop Rodrigo Mejia Saldarriaga

Reviving a church of the poor and for the poor and reclaiming faith doing justice and seeking liberation: convergence between Pope Francis and Jean-Marc Ela / Bioenvenu Mayemba

The Bishop i the church of Pope Francis: lessons from Evangelii Gaudium / Bishop Lesanu-Christos Matheos

Small Christian communities (SCCs) as domestic church in the context of African ecclesiology / Joseph G. Healey

PART TWO. SCRIPTURAL, THEOLOGICAL, SPIRITUAL, AND CULTURAL FOUNDATIOLNS OF THE CHURCH

Becoming the church of the New Testament / Teresa Okure

Old Testament sources of a branded African ecclesiology / Paul Béré

Born-again in Africa: African spirituality refounding the Church / Laurenti Magasa

African spirituality for a new Ecclesia in Africa / Anne Arabome

Church as family or family as church? / Aloyse-Raymond Ndiaye

Family as church, pillar of the church as family / Eugénie Rokhaya Aw-Ndiaye

PART THREE. ECCLESIA OF WOMEN AND THE CHURCH IN AFRICA

Milestones in achieving a more incisive feminine presence in the church of Pope Francis / Josée Ngalula

Of coffins and churches: seven marks of an emerging African ecclesiology / Emmanuel Katongole

The Ecclesia women want in Africa: some challenges / Alison Munro

The church we want: Ecclesia of Women in Africa? / Marguerite Akossi-Mvongo

Reflections by a lay theologian on the complementary ministries of the ordained and laity in the church in Africa / Simon Mary Asese A. Aihiokhai

Women in the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church (EOTC) / Haregewoin Cherinet

PART FOUR. THE CHURCH IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL AND ECUMENICAL CONTEXTS

Facing the crisis: on the continent, in the church: an ecclesiology for an Africa in distress / Anthony Egan

A nomadic church and an extended family of God at the service of all / Deogratias M. Rwezaura

An ecclesiology for Africa in distress: time to change our pastoral strategy / Elias O. Opongo

A theology of Christian unity for the church in Africa / Elochukwu Uzukwu

How African are African instituted churches?: the ecclesiology of African-instituted churches / Philomena Njeri Mwaura

Treasures from the Ethiopian Orthodox Täwahedo Church / Daniel Assefa

Conclusion: theology at the service of Ecclesia in Africa: a voice from the circle of concerned African women theologians / Mercy Amba Oduyoye

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