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Evangelization in the South Africa Context by
Publication Date: 1991-01-01
The emergence of Prophetic Theology, of Black theology, of African Theology, of Coping/Healing Churches and of a Pastoral Plan in the catholic Church are five contextual manifestations of a single process in which the Church is rooting itself in the South African soil thus moving from being a settler-mission Church to a local Church. The first part of the study is an attempt to present a description of each of the five cited phenomena as they are manifesting themselves within the South African context. The second part of the study attempt to interpret these phenomena in terms of a theological hermeneutic key. The author examines two interpretative keys: that of Contextualisation and that of Inculturation. The study shows that both models can be used to reveal complementary conclusions for Evangelisation in the South African context.
Anatomy of Inculturation by
Publication Date: 2004-05-01
Magesa begins this significant exploration of inculturation with the Old and New Testaments, examining the encounters between different cultures--an outgrowth of the desire to spread the good news of God's presence in the world--that led to various forms of inculturation. He then probes cultural encounters during early Christianity and the patristic period up through the mission church of the modern age.In the second section of this study, Magesa examines practices of inculturation today in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda in the Catholic Church, Protestant churches, and the African Initiated Churches. How is Christianity practiced by Africans today? What practices strengthen the faith of Africans and what practices tend to alienate or mystify them?