The life and nature of the Church are better understood in terms of a self-identity that relies on the language and cultural framework of the stakeholders. Since theological reflections do not take place in a vacuum, the socio-cultural context gains importance. The question is: How much culture can the Church, as a whole, accommodate without losing its universal character?
This book analyses the potential trade-offs and conflicts between the Church and culture in a pluri-religious and multi-cultural society. Furhter, it shows the dangers of exclusion within the Church and offers possible solutions.
Rev. Dr. Moses Asaah Awinongya SVD from Ghana teaches systematic theology at the Phil.-Theol. Hochschule SVD, St. Augustin, Germany.