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The Sacrifice of Africa

A Political Theology For Africa

By Emmanuel Katongole, 1960-

Emmauel Katongole is a Catholic priest from Uganda, born in 1960, who lived through the reign of Idi Amin and has seen the postcolonial struggles of his home country and its sub-Saharan neighbors — Rwanda, the Congo, Zimbabwe, Liberia, and others — up close and personal.

Looking at this region, ravaged by war, corruption, terror, genocide, and disease, Katongole wonders at length what difference Christianity makes — or could make — in numerous African nation-states. The Sacrifice of Africa argues that in the face of Africa’s social, political, and economic turmoil, a new future truly is possible, and displays how such a new future, inspired by Christian faith, looks.

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2011

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0802862683


Format: Book
Author: Katongole, Emmanuel, 1960-
Title: The sacrifice of Africa : a political theology for Africa / Emmanuel Katongole.
Publisher Date: Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans Pub., 2011.
Subject: Christianity and politics -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- History. Political theology -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Isbn: 0802862683 9780802862686
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Format: Book
Author: Katongole, Emmanuel, 1960-
Title: The sacrifice of Africa : a political theology for Africa / Emmanuel Katongole.
Publisher, Date: Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans Pub., 2011.
Description: xii, 203 p. ; 23 cm.
Series: The Eerdmans Ekklesia series
Series: Eerdmans Ekklesia series
Subjects: Christianity and politics -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- History.
Subjects: Political theology -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Introduction: On being saved from King Leopold's ghost -- I. Sacrificing Africa. Saving Africa : the reticence of Christianity -- Reimagining social ethics in Africa : from skills to stories -- Performing Africa : stories, politics, and the social imagination of Africa -- II. Daring to invent the future. Daring to invent the future : the madness of Thomas Sankara -- "A different world right here" : Jean-Marc Éla and reimagining the church in Africa -- Things fall apart : Christianity, power, violence, and marginality -- III. The sacrifice of Africa. Fighting tribalism "in a small way" : Bishop Paride Taban and the Kuron Peace Village -- The sacrifice of Africa : Angelina Atyam and the politics of forgiveness -- Gathering the fragments of a new future : Maggy Barankitse and Maison Shalom.
LCCN: 2010023292
ISBN: 0802862683
ISBN: 9780802862686
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Call Number: 261.70967 Kat