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In Search of Foundations for African Catholicism, Charles Nyamiti’s Theological Methodology.

Vähäkangas, Mika LU (1999) In Studies in Christian Mission 23.
Abstract
This book is an analysis of the way in which Tanzanian Roman Catholic professor Charles Nyamiti has attempted to combine African traditions and values with neo-Scholastic theology and philosophy. The outcome of the analysis is that in this attempt, Nyamiti needs to rework considerably African traditions in order that they will not collide with "philosophia perennis". Additionally, he deals with the African traditions on the existential level leaving the questions of substance (substantia) to the traditional Roman Catholic thinking. The outcome is an intriguing piece of African philosophical-theological system-building.
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theological method, African theology, fundamental theology, Roman Catholicism, inculturation, contextual theology
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Studies in Christian Mission
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23
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326 pages
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Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN
90-04-11328-2
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English
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  author       = {Vähäkangas, Mika},
  isbn         = {90-04-11328-2},
  keyword      = {theological method,African theology,fundamental theology,Roman Catholicism,inculturation,contextual theology},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {326},
  publisher    = {Brill Academic Publishers},
  series       = {Studies in Christian Mission},
  title        = {In Search of Foundations for African Catholicism, Charles Nyamiti’s Theological Methodology.},
  volume       = {23},
  year         = {1999},
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