Mary--Mother of the African Church: A Theological Inculturation of Mariology (Bamberger Theologische Studien, Bd. 16)
- ISBN-13: 9780820453910
- Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc
- Release Date: Jun 01, 2001
- Pages: 215 pages
- Dimensions: 5.75 x 8.00 x 0.50 inches
The realization of the doctrine of Mary, as God’s redemptive deeds in Christ in the multi-religious context of Africa is the subject matter of this book. The aim is to study Mary in the context of African society and Church through the process of inculturation. It employed the correlative method. Through this approach we understand Mary through the eyes of African culture and to grasp the African race through Mary. This is achieved through the application of the umbilical cord as a symbol of communication between humanity and maternity. The argument of the book is that in an afro-ecclesial community where communication is opened to Mary, She appears there in Her mystical image as the Mother of the human race, and draws them into the deepest mystery of God.
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