Nwachukwu, Anthony U. (2015) TRINITY A MODEL OF LIFE IN AFRICA. In: THEOLOGY AND FAMILY IN THE AFRICAN CONTEXT. Catholic Institution of West Africa, pp. 379-402. ISBN 978-33412-9-6

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Abstract: This year’s theology week’s focus on the family is both a response to the call of the Holy Father, John Paul II, on theologians in Africa to “work out the theology of the church as family” and a timely call to reflect, and address the challenges confronting the world today. This paper, responding to both beyond the social sciences definition of family as a social institution, sees it as a social reality with a supernatural destiny. The paper argues therefore that the church’s doctrine of the trinity is a model family, it provides us with an ontological base upon which we could build a sound theology of the family. This understanding provides responses to much of the many upheavals that plague the family today, particularly in poorer nations. The paper assumes that insight drawn from the manner of God’s own being would help us model our life and action in the family in a manner similar to that of God, the Trinity. It contends that the African sense of the family, illumined by the light of the Gospel, could be a rich theological asset for making the Gospel incarnate on African soil.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
Divisions: Faculty of Management and Social Sciences
Depositing User: mrs chioma hannah
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2019 08:22
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2019 08:22

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