The Church We Want

Church We_WantThe Church We Want: Foundations, Theology and Mission of the Church in Africa: Conversations on Ecclesiology, edited by Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator SJ (Nairobi: Paulines Publications Africa, 2015), 342 pages, ISBN: 9966-08-933-0.

The output of research and scholarship on the theology of the church in Africa has not matched the mandate of the synod to “work out the theology of the Church-as-family with all the riches contained in this concept” (Ecclesia in Africa no. 63). This volume fills this gap by presenting incisive analyses, models, and portraits of the church in Africa from diverse historical, theological, ecumenical, cultural, and contemporary perspectives and contexts. It builds on the previous volume [Theological Reimagination: Conversations on Church, Religion and Society in Africa, (Nairobi: Paulines Publications Africa, 2014)] by gathering many past contributors in a community of theological scholarship that engages in conversation as an ongoing process of maturation of thought, broadening of vision, and deepening of reflection. Striking and unique features in these essays open up new paths for understanding the theology, identity, and mission of the church in Africa and the world. (From the back cover)