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Author Udeani, Chibueze C

Title Inculturation as dialogue : Igbo culture and the message of Christ / Chibueze Udeani
Published Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2007


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 227 pages)
Series Intercultural theology and study of religions ; 2
Intercultural theology and study of religions ; 2.
Contents Inculturation as Dialogue Igbo Culture and the Message of Christ; Table of Contents; Acknowledgement; Foreword; Introduction; Chapter One Igbo Traditional Religious Understanding of the World, Human Beings and God; Chapter Two Missionary Activities in Africa with particular Reference to the Igbos of Nigeria; Chapter Three Short Historical Traces and Models of Inculturation; Chapter Four Inculturation as Dialogue with the Message of Christ; Chapter Five Igbo Culture in Dialogue with the Message of Christ; Selected Bibliography
Summary Although Africa is today often seen, because of its large number of Christians, as the future hope of the Church, a closer examination of African Christianity, however, shows that the Christian faith has not taken deep root in Africa. Many Africans today declare themselves to be Christians but still remain followers of their traditional African religions, especially in matters concerning the inner dimensions of their lives. It is evident that, in strictly personal matters relating to such issues as passage rites and crises, most Africans turn to their African traditional religions. As an incarnational faith, part of the history of Christianity has been its encounter with other cultures and its becoming deeply rooted in some of these cultures. The central question remains: Why has the Christian faith not taken deep root in Africa? This volume is concerned with answering this question
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-227)
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Subject Christianity and culture -- Africa
Christianity -- Africa
Igbo (African people) -- Religion
RELIGION -- Christianity -- General.
RELIGION -- Christian Life -- Social Issues.
Christianity and culture
Igbo (African people) -- Religion
Ibo Volk
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781435612600
Other Titles Inculturation as dialog