Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

14 p.

Publication Date

4-2015

Publisher

Australian Catholic University

Source Publication

Australian eJournal of Theology

Source ISSN

1448-6326

Abstract

This paper argues that evangelization takes place within the context of globalization, the phenomenon that integrates the economic, cultural, social, political and religious dimensions of human existence towards improved standard of living for humanity. While acknowledging the potential dangers of globalization, especially the expanding income disparity, marginalization, secularization, consumerism, the tendency towards monoculturalism and imperialism, the author advocates daily personal encounter with the person of Jesus as the springboard of Christian spirituality. This paper concentrates on the impact of globalization on African Catholicism’s appropriation of Pope Francis’s Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium for a new evangelization and recommends important changes in African Catholicism’s way of being Church.

Comments

Published version. Australian eJournal of Theology, Vol. 22, No. 1 (April 2015): 19-32. Permalink. © Australian Catholic University 2015. Used with permission.

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