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This book explores these questions and argues that inculturation is a species of postcolonial discourse by placing it in the larger context of what has now come to be known as Africanism and by showing how the latter – and through it inculturation itself – fully participates in the history of postcolonial struggles for indigenous self Price: $ INCULTURATION, THEOLOGY OF The term "inculturation," as applied to Christianity, denotes the presentation and re-expression of the Gospel in forms and terms proper to a culture. It results in the creative reinterpretation of both, without being unfaithful to either. Evangelization respects culture as part of the human phenomenon and as a human right. Two major strands of theology have developed in Africa—inculturation and liberation—each in response to different needs. Emmanuel Martey's African Theology provides a clear, scholarly examination of these two basic approaches, solidly based on Martey's understanding of contemporary theology and his firsthand knowledge of : Emmanuel Martey. "Two major strands of theology have developed in Africa - inculturation and liberation - each in response to different needs. Emmanuel Martey's African Theology provides a clear, scholarly examination of these two basic approaches, solidly based on Martey's understanding of contemporary theology and his first-hand knowledge of Africa."--BOOK JACKET.
After a brief introduction on the idea of culture, enculturation and acculturation in social anthropology, a theology of culture, symbol and language is treated in order to lead to the central subject-matter of the Christian theology of inculturation, which is articulated in themes such as revelation and culture, redemptive incarnation as an. The theology of inculturation and th e African church Sussy Gumo Kurgat Department of Religion, Theology and Philoso phy, Maseno University, P.O Box , Maseno, : Sussy Gumo. In a period when western audiences are likely to identify African theology with the hard right wing, Martey's work represents a very important piece of historical memory. There was a real argument in the '70s and '80s about the role of liberation theology in Africa, one whose traces are still visible once you know to look for themand not just /5. "The two foci (of liberation and inculturation)," Martey says, "are not contradictory, but complement each other." African Theology concludes by challenging African theologians to weld together the praxis of inculturation with that of liberation, in order to achieve an integrative vision for the continent."--BOOK JACKETPages:
This paper investigated the theology of inculturation and the African Church. Specifically, the study set to examined the demand and relevance of inculturation for cultural development, assess inculturation message to Africa, determine the role of Small Christian Communities and examine the impact of inculturation in African Church. In his book Inculturation: Its Meaning and Urgency, John Mary Waliggo describes inculturation as “the honest and serious attempt to make Christ and his message of salvation evermore understood by peoples of every culture, locality and time, that is, the reformulation of Christian life and doctrine into the very thought-patterns of each people. Africa’s Inculturation Theology African nations’.1 Magesa essentially agrees: ‘Colonialism and Christianisation were the two events that hold pride of place in the profound mis-shaping of the African continent’.1 And besides legitimating the plunder, missionaries played a key role in Cited by: 1. 4. The provenance of African Inculturation Theology African inculturation theology arose against the background of attempts made during the missionary period to sow the seed of the gospel in Africa. Long before the advent of missionaries, some negative notions dominated Europe’s concept of Africa.