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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.
Orobator, Agbonkhianmeghe E., ""After All, Africa is Largely a Nonliterate Continent": The Reception of Vatican II in Africa" (2013). Theology Faculty Research and Publications. 449.
Published version. Theological Studies, Vol. 74, No. 2 (June 2013): 284-301. DOI. © 2013 Theological Studies, Inc. Used with permission.
Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator was affiliated with Hekima College Jesuit School of Theology at the time of publication.