Faces of Jesus in Africa

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An Outstanding Book of 1991--International  Bulletin of Missionary Research

Theological and mission worlds have long sought to reinterpret christology from a non-Western cultural point of view. Here, Robert Schreiter has brought together essays by ten African theologians, both French- and English-speaking, thinkers are are moving beyond prescribing what should be done, and actually doing it.

Charles Myamiti, Efoe Julien Penoukou, Dougals W. Waruta, and Sabong Nthamburi provide insights on contemporary christologies. Anne NaSimiyu-Wasike shows what happens when Jesus is interpreted via a woman's perspective. Cece Kolie asks if Jesus can be described by the traditional understanding of "healer." Anselme T. Sanon explores how Jesus can be "master of initiation," while Laurenti Magesa calls Jesus "liberator," and Francois Kabasele names him "chief, ancester, and elder brother."

Robert J. Schreiter (1947-2021) was a priest and member of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. He published many books in the areas of inculturation, world mission, and reconciliation, including The New Catholicity, Reconciliation: Mission and Ministry in a Changing Social Order, and The Ministry of Reconciliation: Spirituality and Strategies (all from Orbis)A past president of both the American Society of Missiology and of the Catholic Theological Society of America, he also served as dean of the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.

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Faces of Jesus in Africa
Robert J. Schreiter, C.PP.S.