Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

20 p.

Publication Date

6-2013

Publisher

Theological Studies, Inc.

Source Publication

Theological Studies

Source ISSN

0040-5639

Original Item ID

Shelves: BX 801 .T45 Memorial Periodicals

Abstract

The article examines critical factors that determined the impact, reception, and implementation of Vatican II in Africa. Drawing on historical accounts, the author identifies and analyzes personalities, contexts, and issues that conditioned and shaped Africa's participation in the council. Looking back 50 years, he argues that while the continent's participation was negligible, shaped by a combination of events and attitudes that either facilitated or hampered reception, concrete examples abound of how the council generated impetus for growth, renewal, and reform in inculturation, interreligious dialogue, theological reflection, and ecclesial collaboration in Africa.

Comments

Published version. Theological Studies, Vol. 74, No. 2 (June 2013): 284-301. DOI. © Theological Studies, Inc. 2013. Used with permission.

Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator was affiliated with Hekima College Jesuit School of Theology at the time of publication.

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