The effort , among other things , is to inspire African Christians to rediscover the image of Christ as the Rex Communio ( the King of the Community ) , the ' hidden ' Christ , and the Jesus of faith who is fully alive in the African ...
Author: Ukachukwu Chris Manus
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Studies on Christology in contemporary Africa have been so far centred around the titles Liberator, Healer, Ancestor, Immanuel, Nganga and so on. Cast in such local categories, Christ is presented as fulfilling all cultures. Christ, the African King, one such effort, presents a fascinating ethnographical description of four African most celebrated traditional kingships. Ethno-historical data for biblical studies are uncovered. With the multi-disciplinary approach, the sketched African background furnishes the raw material for the elaboration of King Christology which has serious implications on liturgy, the ecclesial community and the African socio-political arena. The work is thus a cross-cultural presentation of NT theology in harmony with Africa's royal heritage. It points up, inter alia, rich ideas for contextualization and inculturation of Christianity in Africa.
Conversing with the Interpretations and Appropriations of Jesus in Contemporary African Christianity Victor I. Ezigbo ... See Mbiti, New Testament Eschatology in an African Background, 40–44; Manus, Christ, the Africa King, 147–67. 64.
Author: Victor I. Ezigbo
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
"Who do you say that I am" (Mark 8:29) is the question of Christology. By asking this question, Jesus invites his followers to interpret him from within their own contexts-history, experience, and social location. Therefore, all responses to Jesus's invitation are contextual. But for too long, many theologians particularly in the West have continued to see Christology as a universal endeavor that is devoid of any contextual influences. This understanding of Christology undermines Jesus's expectations from us to imagine and appropriate him from within our own contexts. In Re-imagining African Christologies, Victor I. Ezigbo presents a constructive exposition of the unique ways that many African theologians and lay Christians from various church denominations have interpreted and appropriated Jesus Christ in their own contexts. He also articulates the constructive contributions that these African Christologies can make to the development of Christological discourse in non-African Christian communities.
Jesus Christ as Chief The first model is that of Jesus Christ as an African traditional chief. The African theologian François Kabasélé in his article ... Therefore, to consider Jesus as African chief (or king) among stigmatized PLWHA.
Author: Elia Shabani Mligo
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Biblical scholars often read the Bible with their own interpretive interests in mind, without associating the Bible with the concerns of laypeople. This largely undermines the contributions laypeople can offer from reading the Bible in their own contexts and from their own life experiences. Moreover, such exclusively scholarly reading conceals the role of biblical texts in dealing with current social problems, such as HIV/AIDS-related stigmatization. Hence, the lack of lay participation in the process of Bible reading makes the Bible less visible in various common life situations. In this volume Elia Shabani Mligo draws on his fieldwork among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Tanzania, selects stigmatization as his perspective, and chooses participant-centered contextual Bible study as his method to argue that the reading of texts from the Gospel of John by PLWHA (given their lived experiences of stigmatization) empowers them to reject stigmatization as unjust. Mligo's study shows that Christian PLWHA reject stigmatization because it does not comply with the attitude of Jesus toward stigmatized groups in his own time. The theology emerging from the readings by stigmatized PLWHA, through their evaluation of Jesus' attitudes and acts toward stigmatized people in the texts, challenges churches in their obligatory mission as disciples of Jesus. Churches are challenged to reconsider healing, hospitality and caring, prophetic voices against stigmatization, and the way they teach about HIV and AIDS in relation to sexuality. Churches must revisit their practices toward stigmatized groups and listen to their voices. Mligo argues that participant-centered Bible-study methods similar to the one used in this book (whereby stigmatized people are the primary interlocutors in the process) can be useful tools in listening to the voices of stigmatized groups.
Author: Emmanuel M. KatongolePublish On: 2017-05-09
My “ King - Christology " highlights the manner in which African Christians do image the Lordship of Jesus as King in their lives ... See , for example , C.U. Manus , " Jesu Kristi Oba : A Christology of " Christ the King " among ...
Author: Emmanuel M. Katongole
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
This book brings together twelve essays on a wide and rich range of topics, discussions and methodologies in African theology today. Even the book's limitations provide an insight into the situation: its variety also indicates the absence of comprehensive and sustained discussion flowing from the economic and institutional limitation of Africa where research in theology is often beyond the means of many theologians. Then there is the difficulty of staying abreast of continually changing contexts and events in Africa itself. For all of these reasons then, a compelling introduction to a dynamic analysis and conversation.
Towards a Systematic Dialogue between Christology in Africa and Pope Benedict XVI's Christological Conception ... Freiburg/Basel/Wien: Verlag Herder; Manus, Ukachukwu Chris (1993): Christ, the African King, New Testament Christology.
Author: John Chidubem Nwaogaidu
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
The truth of the Christian message must be interpreted in such a way that Christ as the Incarnate Word - 'truly God and truly Man' - could become part of the people's way of life. It is in such interpretation that African Christians in their faith encounter and life experiences might be able to perceive the reality of Christ-events and find a true home with themselves and with their God. Chidubem Nwaogaidu is a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka, Nigeria. He holds Doctorate Degrees both in Sociology (Muenster) and in Dogmatic Theology (Eichstaett). (Series: African Theology / Afrikanische Theologie, Vol. 3) [Subject: Christianity, Religious Studies, African Studies]
Ezeh, U. A. Jesus Christ the Ancestor: An African Contextual Christology in the Light of the Major Dogmatic ... ——“Jesu Kristi Oba: A Christology of 'Christ the King' among the Indigenous Christian Churches in Yorubaland, Nigeria.
Author: M. E. Brinkman
The centre of gravity of contemporary Christianity has shifted to the southern hemisphere where, with the exception of Latin America, almost all Christians are minorities in their home countries. Christians in Asia live amongst Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Shamanist or Taoist majorities and this context shapes the local Christian theology. The same is true in Africa where traditional religions and beliefs influence African Christians. Central to this change in both Africa and Asia is the creation of a new Jesus, one who accretes local beliefs and concerns and who, in that process, is transformed. 'The Non-Western Jesus' reveals how a new theology - with its own images and concepts - is coming into being. A wide range of embodiments of Jesus is examined: Jesus as 'Avatara' and 'Guru' in the Indian context; as 'Bodhisattva' in the Buddhist context; and Jesus within Asian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, African and Indonesian religious contexts.
Brother,30 Great Ancestor,31 Great Chief,32 Ideal Elder,33 Liberator, Mediator, King,34 and Healer.35 Thus, the struggle had ... Chris U. Manus, Christ, the African King: New Testament Christology (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 1993).
Author: Gene L. Green
Publisher: Langham Global Library
Though the makeup of the church worldwide has undeniably shifted south and east over the past few decades, very few theological resources have taken account of these changes. Jesus without Borders — the first volume in the emerging Majority World Theology series — begins to remedy that lack, bringing together select theologians and biblical scholars from various parts of the world to discuss the significance of Jesus in their respective contexts. Offering an excellent glimpse of contemporary global, evangelical dialogue on the person and work of Jesus, this volume epitomizes the best Christian thinking from the Majority World in relation to Western Christian tradition and Scripture. The contributors engage throughout with historic Christian confessions — especially the Creed of Chalcedon — and unpack their continuing relevance for Christian teaching about Jesus today.
Contemporary African Theology: Notes on Jesus in African Christianity: Experimentation and diversity in African ... Jesus Christ: The liberator and hope of oppressed Africa. ... Christ, the African King: New Testament Christology.
Author: Ernst M Conradie
Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA
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.
Manus , Ukachukwu C. Christ , the African King : New Testament Christology . Frankfurt am Main : Peter Lang , 1993 . Mana , Kä . Christ d'Afrique : Enjeux éthiques de la foi Africaine en Jésus - Christ . Paris : Karthala , 1994 .
Author: Jan A. B. Jongeneel
Publisher: Peter Lang
Based on the author's thesis (Th.D.)--Leiden University, 1971.