Catholic Social Teachings En-Route in Africa

Ani, Ikechukwu Catholic Social Teachings En-Route in Africa. In: Catholic Social Teachings En-Route in Africa. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu Nike, Enugu.

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It sounds a bit strange to address the questioning title of this paper to Bishops, Theologians, Christians and Catholics who are gathered to consider the relevance of the social teachings of the Church to, the African context. However I think it is necessary for us particularly at the beginning of a new decade, to review the present stage of the christian life in our countries as well as survey the foundations on which we want to build the future of our nations and countries in the next decade. For, what we could regard as relevant to our people depends much on our concept of the same people. The Centenary Celebration of the Catholic Church in Nigeria forms the point of departure for the matters this paper wants to discuss. I want to single out especially two brief documents, which certainly reflect or even determine the general atmosphere and the central issues of the whole celebration. These documents are: The Pastoral letter of Bishops of Onitsha Ecclesiastical province with the title: Put Out Into Deep Water, along with the Centenary Anthem printed on the back cover of the same letter. My attempt to analyse the said documents aims at exploring the concept of evangelization expressed in these documents and especially with regard to our attitudes towards ourselves as a people and to our cultural heritage.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BX Christian Denominations
Depositing User: GOUNI ICT
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2019 09:08
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2019 09:08

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