Toward an African Christian Theology of the Kingdom of God

Toward an African Christian Theology of the Kingdom of God PDF Author: Emmanuel Asante
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press
ISBN:
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 197

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This work demonstrates a continuity between Christianity and the Akan/African religio-cultural traditions, by working with the Christian biblical metaphor of the Kingdom of God.

The Kingdom of God and World Religions

The Kingdom of God and World Religions PDF Author: Mariasusai Dhavamony
Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
ISBN: 9788878390164
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 272

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In the New Testament purifyng it from the Jewish nationalism Jesus puts in prominence the moral character of the Kingdom of God, making it the gift of grace underlining its eschatological and transcendent essence. In Jesus words and actions the Kingdom of God was present in its fullness. In the eschatological sense Christ's life, death and resurrection belong to the history of the kingdom of God. Since the resurection the history of the Kingdom of God has become the history of the missions. The Kingdom of God is the redemptive reign of God dynamically active to eteblish his rule among men, and this Kingdom has already come into human history in the person and mission of Jesus to overcome evil to deliver humans from its power, and to bring them into the blessings of God's reign. The church remains on earth as the as the sign of the kingdom of God, namely as the presence of Christ after the ascension. She prolongs and continues the mistery of Christ and his mission in the world. The second Vatican Council understands the term as a series of works done by God (SC 35; DV 2) from creation(LG2) to parousia (LG 48) and includes also human co-operation with grace (LG 65) Christ , the Lord of all active in creation, points to God the Father who in the Spirit leads and guides history. It is in this context that we have to undestand the active presence of the Triune God in other religions. Thus the Kingdom of God is Christocentric and Trinitarian. (Novo Millennio Ineunte 5). At the centre of the new evangelization there should be, always, Jesus Christ , Way, Truth, and Life. New Evangelization signifies the announcing of the Good News, i.e., God loves humans, he saves them in Jesus Christ, his Son, and calls them to salvation

God's Kingdom and Mission

God's Kingdom and Mission PDF Author: Gregorian & Biblical Press
Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
ISBN: 9788876527418
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 396

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Mapping Systematic Theology in Africa

Mapping Systematic Theology in Africa PDF Author: Ernst M Conradie
Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA
ISBN: 1919980296
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 186

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The emergence of an indigenous African theology, especially since the 1960s is well-documented. A wealth of literature has been published in the context of African theology, especially over the last two or three decades. This indexed bibliography contains a number of publications in and for the African context specifically relevant to the fields of systematic theology and ethics.

An Introduction to Theology in Africa and the Kpelelogical Foundations of Christian Theology

An Introduction to Theology in Africa and the Kpelelogical Foundations of Christian Theology PDF Author: Charles Amarkwei
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1666711861
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 272

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In this book, African Christian theology is introduced as a Kpelelogical reflection about life in the context of Africa, which exists in the context of the cosmos. Kpelelogy is the ontological mode of being grasped by the agape of God in Christ by grace through faith in the power of the Holy Spirit. By this mode, African theology is introduced by way of a definition, a principle of paradox, and a description, as well as a critical view of the works of African theologians. It examines the issues of method, criteria, and sources of doing theology in Africa and introduces the method of Kpelelogy as an African theological method. This is explored further as a holistic theological method that is conscious of its being in existence, and its life in history, that is driven by faith in the triune God in a pneumatic experience that has been termed in this book as the Kpelelogical ontological mode. The book is ecumenical in view of its engagement with Christian tradition. It presents a Kpelelogical theology that is concretely African and universally Christian in the Okpelejen Wulormor—the cosmic Jesus Christ who is and was, but beyond the munus triplex (Priest, King and Prophet, threefold office of Jesus Christ) that is to come. Hence it is a theology which embraces elements of Reformed, Lutheran, Methodist, Pentecostal, Charismatic, Roman Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox theological insights in the African context.

Second-Generation African Pentecostals in the West

Second-Generation African Pentecostals in the West PDF Author: Caleb Opoku Nyanni
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532697759
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 270

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The rise of African Pentecostal and Charismatic churches in the West has become a growing phenomenon and a starring feature in many social, religious, and political conversations. Most of these discussions are generally centered on the first-generation churches and their missionary attempt to evangelize the West. In this book, Caleb Nyanni offers a fresh insight into the African diaspora church from the perspective of the growing second-generation members and their contributions to the life of the church. He explores the changing nature of the African diaspora Pentecostalism by paying close attention to the Church of Pentecost in the United Kingdom, which serves as a case study. The book explores the frustrations, challenges, opportunities, and culture of the second generation and examines what they bring to Pentecostalism in general.

Reconciled to Reconcile

Reconciled to Reconcile PDF Author: Komi Ahiatroga Hiagbe
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783631571668
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 236

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In the words of John Paul II, «A faith which does not become culture is a faith that has not been received, not thoroughly thought (through), nor fully lived out». It is for this reason that inculturation hermeneutics has become a useful reflective tool for many African students of Theology. In this work, the author argues that the concept of salvation in evangelical Christian thought as postulated in the works of the French Reformer John Calvin and that of African Traditional Religions do not connote the same idea nor lead to the same goals. In spite of the basic differences, he states that symbols, metaphors and some practices from the traditional religions of Africa can be employed as hermeneutical tools for the explanation of concepts of the Christian faith. The author therefore concludes that the Anlo-Ewe traditional religious practice of nugbidodo-ritual reconciliation best explains Christian salvation as man's reconciliation with God and constitutes a basis for the healing, deliverance, and a socio-economic advancement of the individual and the entire community.

In Search of Foundations for African Catholicism

In Search of Foundations for African Catholicism PDF Author: Mika Vähäkangas
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004320032
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 336

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This study analyzes the interaction between neo-Thomism and African thinking in Nyamiti's theological methodology. It is a case-study on the position of Western philosophical-theological systems in a non-Western context.

Pathways for Inter-Religious Dialogue in the Twenty-First Century

Pathways for Inter-Religious Dialogue in the Twenty-First Century PDF Author: Vladimir Latinovic
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137507306
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 269

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Without question, inter-religious relations are crucial in the contemporary age. While most dialogue works on past and contemporary matters, this volume takes on the relations among the Abrahamic religions and looks forward, toward the possibility of real and lasting dialogue. The book centers upon inter-faith issues. It identifies problems that stand in the way of fostering healthy dialogues both within particular religious traditions and between faiths. The volume's contributors strive for a realization of already existing common ground between religions. They engagingly explore how inter-religious dialogue can be re-energized for a new century.

African Christian Theology

African Christian Theology PDF Author: Samuel Waje Kunhiyop
Publisher: Zondervan Academic
ISBN: 0310107121
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 272

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Christian theology evolves out of questions that are asked in a particular situation about how the Bible speaks to that situation. This book, African Christian Theology, is written to address questions that arise from the African context. It is intended to help students and others discover how theology affects our minds, our hearts, and our lives. As such, it speaks not only to Africans but to all who seek to understand and live out their faith in their own societies. Samuel Kunyihop understands both biblical theology and the African worldview and throws light on areas where they overlap, where they diverge, and why this matters. He explores traditional African understandings of God and how he reveals himself, the African understanding of sin and way the Bible sees sin, and how the work of Christ can be understood in African terms. The treatment of Christian living focuses on matters that are relevant to Christians in Africa and elsewhere, dealing with topics such as blessings and curses and the role of the church as a Christian community. The book concludes with a discussion of biblical thinking on death and the afterlife in which it also addresses the role traditionally ascribed to African ancestors.