The courage to hope : the roots for a new vision and the calling of the church in Africa / Samuel Kobia

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رقم التسجيلة 3257
نوع المادة book
ردمك 2825413887
رقم الطلب

BR1360.K63

شخص Kobia, Samuel

العنوان The courage to hope : the roots for a new vision and the calling of the church in Africa / Samuel Kobia
بيانات النشر Geneva: WCC Publications, 2003.
الوصف المادي xi, 218 p : 21 cm
بيان السلسلة Risk book series
ملاحظات

Includes bibliographical references (p. [214]-218) I

المحتويات / النص

x PREFACE 1 1. INTRODUCTION 9 2. THE HOME OF HUMANITY 24 3. THE DILEMMA AND DREAMS OF PAN-RCANSM 51 4. MIGRATION OF THE EUROPEAN NATION-STA IN AFRICA 69 5. THE CRISIS OF CONSCIENCE 92 6. HUMAN DIGNITY AND MODERNITY IN AF 118 7. RECONSTRUCTION AND RENAISSANCE 149 8. ECUMENICAL AND ETHICAL IMPERATIVES 173 9. TORMENTS OF DEATH AND REBIRTH OF THE SPIRIT 181 10. ECU-SPACE AND THE SANCTUARY OF LIE 195 11. FIGHTING POVERTY 214 BIBLIOGRAPHY

المستخلص

In this book, Samuel Kobia examines the reality and potential of life in contemporary Africa. He surveys the natural and historical legacies of Africa, "the primordial home of all humanity" that has nurtured a rich diversity of traditions, values and spirituality. He describes a moral universe predicated on a web connecting all life. He regrets that, in post-colonial Africa, life and hope have been diminished by the failure of spiritual liberation to keep pace with political emancipation. Addressing key contemporary issues and threats to the well-being of the world, Kobia calls for a transformation of human consciousness and community practices. Samuel Kobia was elected in August 2003 as the sixth general secretary of the World Council of Churches, succeeding Konrad Raiser at the beginning of 2004. A Methodist minister and former leader of the National Council of Churches in Kenya, Dr. Kobia served the WCC as director and special representative of the General Secretary for Africa when

المواضيع Christianity - Africa
Church and social problems - Africa
Africa - Politics and government - 1960-
Africa - Social conditions - 1960-

المؤلف كعنوان World Council of Churches