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Towards an African Theology

The Igbo Context in Nigeria

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Peter Chidi Okuma

Towards an African Theology. The Igbo Con text in Nigeria is a study about the challenge facing contemporary African theology today. It aims at transposing the theoretical doctrines of faith into practical guidelines. The author outlines the history, culture and life setting of the Igbo in Nigeria and develops a theological hermeneutics that would give an answer to African Christians’ present faith and situation. He discusses Igbo theology in praxis and as a discipline and considers what contribution Igbo theology could make to the church, humanity and world order.

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Presentation.......................................................................................... 11 by Johan Verstraeten, Faculty of Theology, K. U. Leuven, Belgium Foreword .............................................................................................. 13 by Ken Ashton, Media Consultant, North Wales Introduction ......................................................................................... 15 CHAPTER ONE. Can the Gospel Speak to Concrete Human Situations? ......................................................... 23 I. Gaudium et Spes: Church-World Dialogue........................................ 24 II. The Medellín Conference of Latin American Bishops, 1968.................................................................................................. 34 III. Historical Precedence to the ‘African Contextual Theology’ ......................................................................................... 37 CHAPTER TWO. Theology: Unity in Diversity ................................... 61 CHAPTER THREE. Understanding the Igbo........................................ 67 CHAPTER FOUR. Developing the Hermeneutics of Igbo Theology .................................................................................. 79 CHAPTER FIVE. Faith goes Further – The Church and the World vis-à-vis Igbo Church and Society: Witnessing in Concrete ....................................................................... 97 I. Igbo Theology at Home in Igbo Society and Nigeria..................... 101 II. Igbo Theology: the Task before the Hierarchy, Theologians and Laity.................................................................... 109 10 CHAPTER SIX. The Prospect of Igbo Theology ................................ 113 I. The Praxis of Igbo Theology.......................................................... 113 II. What can Igbo Theology offer the Church, Humanity and World Order?........................................................................... 117 CONCLUSION. Reinstating the Theological Conversation? ............. 121 Bibliography....................................................................................... 123 Index ................................................................................................... 133

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