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Gerald K. Tanye
The Church-as-Family and Ethnocentrism in Sub-Saharan Africa
Reihe: Tübinger Perspektiven zur Pastoraltheologie und Religionspädagogik
Bd. 38, 2010, 520 S., 54.90 EUR, 54.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-643-10797-8
Ethnocentrism is one of the greatest obstacles to peace on the African continent. Taking the Church as Family of God as a model of evangelization, this work explores means of inculturating the Gospel message in African cultures in order to transform them, make them blossom and enable Africans to live as authentic Christians in their cultures. It examines the values of African extended families and the prospects of interreligious dialogue as means through which the various religious bodies can effectively work together to overcome ethnocentrism and its evil effects and thus establish a wholesome African society where every human person is at home irrespective of family orientation or tribal background.
Gerald K. Tanye is a Ghanaian theologian and a priest of the international Catholic religious missionary congregation: Society of the Divine Word (Societas Verbi Divini, SVD). He is responsible for educational and spiritual renewal courses in "Centrum St. Michael" in the founding place of the SVD in Steyl/Venlo, Netherlands.