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A Future for Africa

Critical Essays in Christian Social Imagination

Civil war, famine, genocide, AIDS—Africa has endured some of the most horrific human tragedies of recent times. The rapid rise of a Christian social ethics movement, however, suggests a powerful coping mechanism for African peoples. One of the leaders of this movement is Emmanuel Katongole, a Catholic priest in Uganda. In A Future for Africa, Katongole wrestles with Africa’s concrete and debilitating problems, including poverty, corruption, and tribalism, and then offers humanitarian and faith-filled solutions. The work fills a vacancy in the current debate about lasting solutions to Africa’s problems and should be meaningful reading for scholars of ethics and religion alike.

300 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2005

African Studies

Religion: Christianity


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Table of Contents

Introduction
 
Section One: Memory
 
1. Remembering Idi Amin: On Violence, Ethics, and Social Memory in Africa
2. AIDS, Condomization, and Christian Ethics
3. September 11th:  "Why Do They Hate Us So Much?"
 
Section Two:  Performance
 
4. Postmodern Illusions and Performances
5. Christianity, Tribalism, and the Rwanda Genocide
6. Kannungu and the Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God in Uganda
 
Section Three:  Imagination
 
7. A Different World Right Here:  The Church Within African Theological Imagination
8. Of Faces of Jesus and The Poisonwood Bible
9. Racism:  Christian Resources Beyond Reconciliation
10. Hauerwasian Hooks, Stories, and the Social Imagination of "The Next Christendom"
 
Bibliography
Index

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