Igbo Culture and Gospel

Empirical-theological Research into Inculturation in Nigeria

By Michael Ukpong

Pope John Paul II speaks in "Ecclesia in Africa" (1995) of the necessity for the church to inculturate itself into the cultures of the African peoples. This book shows what makes inculturation in Africa a necessity. Against the background of a socio-empircal study it becomes understandable, why in the history of mission, from a European-religious perspective much remains misunderstood and causes distress until today. The author focuses on the 'way of Inculturation" showing how a "rooting of the Gospel in Africa" could be possible and sustainable. (Series: Biblical Perspectives for Annunciation and Teaching / Biblische Perspektiven fur Verkundigung and Unterricht, Vol. 7) [Subject: Theology, African Studies]

Publication Date: 12/11/2015
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643905291