How has Pope Francis’s groundbreaking document on marriage and family, Amoris Laetitia, been implemented in Africa? In Asia? In Latin America? In this volume, scholars from across these regions reflect on their experiences, correcting the overly western focus of most reactions to AL. The contributions look at local issues like polygamy in Africa, as well as more global issues in a local context, like feminism in Indonesia and synodality in Colombia. The reader will find that concerns about marriage and family can be similar throughout the world or specific to different contexts. As a whole, the book contributes to a more diverse and revisited catholic understanding of marriage and family.
Thomas Knieps-Port le Roi is professor at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, KU Leuven, where he also holds the Chair for the Study of Marriage & Spirituality. Shaji George Kochuthara, CMI, is Professor of Moral Theology at Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram in Bangalore. David Dawson Vasquez is Associate Editor of the journal Marriage, Families & Spirituality and teaches dogmatic theology at various institutions in Rome.