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Revisiting the concept of inculturation in a modern Africa: A reflection on salient issues

George C. Nche, Lawrence N. Okwuosa, Theresa C. Nwaoga
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 72, No 1 | a3015 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v72i1.3015 | © 2016 George C. Nche, Lawrence N. Okwuosa, Theresa C. Nwaoga | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 24 April 2015 | Published: 12 May 2016

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George C. Nche, Department of Religion and Cultural Studies, University of Nigeria, Nigeria
Lawrence N. Okwuosa, Department of Religion and Cultural Studies, University of Nigeria, Nigeria
Theresa C. Nwaoga, Department of Religion and Cultural Studies, University of Nigeria, Nigeria


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Abstract

This article revisited the concept of ‘Inculturation’ in modern Africa. Through the use of a historical phenomenological method, the article averred that Inculturation of Christianity in modern Africa is a herculean task that demands absolute caution. Hence, the article discussed some salient issues such as the evolutionary nature of African culture; the unity of the Christendom; and the Christian ecological concern, which should be put into serious consideration in the entire process of inculturation in Africa to safeguard the essence of the gospel of Christ and to meet contemporary challenges.

Keywords

Inculturation; Christianity; African cultural values; European missionaries; Post-modern Africa; African Christianity

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