Cultural Diversity and its Challenges to Evangelization in Cameroon

A Multidisciplinary Approach with Pastoral Focus of a Church in a Multicultural African Society

by Augustine Nkwain (Author)
Thesis 235 Pages


Living in a multicultural society offers many advantages but also poses many challenges not only in the political but also in the religious, social domains. With Cameroon as a point of departure, the author examines the advantages and challenges that accrue from living in a multicultural African society, both for the society and for the Catholic Church, and offers refreshing reflections, suggestions and methods for facilitating interaction and functioning in a multicultural society. Drawing inspiration from theological and human sciences the author delves into ways of working and evangelizing in a Multicultural African Context. Ruth Cohn’s Theme-Centred Interaction is a leitmotiv in the search for a method that can facilitate interaction in a multicultural society. Its introduction and application to the Cameroonian context is a genuine contribution to the blending of Western and traditional values that determine political, social, cultural and religious interaction in most African societies.


ISBN (Hardcover)
Publication date
2013 (November)
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2013. 235 pp.

Biographical notes

Augustine Nkwain (Author)

Augustine N. Nkwain, born in Njinikom, hails from Fundong Sub-division in the Boyo Division (Cameroon). He is a priest of the Archdiocese of Bamenda. He studied Philosophy and Theology in St. Thomas Aquinas Major Seminary in Bambui (Cameroon), and obtained a Licentiate in 2010 and a Doctorate Degree in Sacred Theology in 2013 from the Sankt Georgen Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology in Frankfurt am Main (Germany).


Title: Cultural Diversity and its Challenges to Evangelization in Cameroon