Musopole, Augustine C.
Being Human in Africa
Toward an African Christian Anthropology
Year of Publication: 1994
New York, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt/M., Paris, Wien, 1994. 261 pp.
ISBN 978-0-8204-2304-3 pb. (Softcover)
Weight: 0.370 kg, 0.816 lbs
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Professor Ali Mazrui has stated that black Africans have been humiliated by other peoples in the world, especially Europeans. The question that this book seeks to address is: How does one make theological sense of such a humiliated humanity? It is the contention of Being Human in Africa that the theological meaning can only be derived by beginning with the African peoples' own self-understanding and definition. In order to establish that self-understanding and definition, the book looks at the dilemmas of identity, historical consciousness, cultural salvation, change and modernity, and epistemology.
About the author(s)/editor(s)
The Author: Augustine Chingwala Musopole received his Ph.D. in systematic theology from Union Theological Seminary (New York City), and is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church. He is currently serving as Assistant Chaplain at Colgate University where he also teaches in the Department of Philosophy and Religion as an assistant professor. Dr. Musopole has previously published several articles.
«An important book on African theology øwhich! should be read by everyone interested in that topic.» (James H. Cone, Union Theological Seminary)
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