Church - State Relations

Church - State Relations



Book Overview

1. Introduction - Frank Küschner-Pelkmann
· Ecumenical Co-operation
· The Colonial State
· Independence and New Dependencies
· The Privatisation of the State
· The War Industry
· The Difficult New Beginning
· Going its Own Way
· The Involvement of the Churches
· "African Renaissance"
2. Religion And Social Reconstruction In Post-Colonial Africa - J.N.K. Mugambi
· Introduction
· The Context
· Historical Background
· Duties and Rights
· Religion and Politics
· Religion and Socialisation
· Variables of Political Pluralism
· Conclusion
3. The Nation-State In Africa: Violence And Quests For Life With Dignity - Samuel Kobia
· Introduction
· Globalization and Violence
· Human Dignity and Spiritual Integrity
· Democracy as Interdependent Participation
· Conclusion
4. The State And Human Rights In Africa - Aquiline Tarimo
· Introduction
· Deterioration of the Internal Dynamics of State
· State Sovereignty
· Patrimonial Leadership
· Corruption
· The Curse of the Predatory Elite
· Transformation of the State Structure
· Contribution of the Catholic Church
· Looking to the Future
5. Pan-Africanism And Nationalism - Henning Melber
· Introduction
· The Legacy of the Colonial State
· The Vision of a United Africa
· The Failureof the Pan-African Plans
· The Crisis of the Nation States
· The Future of the African Nation-States
6. Theological Education In Africa: Problems And Opportunities - Lothar Engel
· Introduction
· The Context of Theological Education
· The Urgency for More Contextual Relevance
· Trends in Southern Africa
· An Alternative in Sierra Leone
· Botswana: Theological Education and HIV/AIDS
7. The Long Road To A Just Peace In The Sudan - Marina Peter
· Introduction
· A short survey of Sudan
· The Ecumenical Network for Sudan
· The Endless Suffering
· Ecumenical Soidarity?
· Historical Heritage
· Separate Development - Building of State Structures
· The Role of the Sudanese Churches
8. "Turn To God, Rejoice In Hope" - Paride Taban
· Greetings
· LAKINI . . . We always have a but . . .
· "We Turn to God"
· A People Harassed and Distraught
· The Recipients
· Is There Justice in Our World?
· Concluding Remarks
9. An Interview With Zephaniah Kameeta
10. Religion And Socio-Political Change In Kenya: 1978-2003 - Eunice Kamaara
· Introduction
· The Mission of the Church in Kenya
· The Role of the Church in Social Change
· Conclusion
· NOTES
11. Rev. Guddinaa Tumsaa's Contribution To Partnership And Interdependence - Tasgaraa Hirphoo
· Introduction
· The EECMY as a National Church
· Interpretation of the Christian Faith in the Life of the EECMY Members
· The First Phase of the Revolution
· The Second Phase of the Revolution
· Moratorium Debate
· Disputation in Hannover, Germany
· Conclusion
12. 'Prophetic Christianity' And Church-State Relations - Njongonkulu Dungane
· Introduction
· The Old Testament
· The New Testament
· Church Tradition
· The South African Experience
· Church and State in South Africa Today · Unity with Diversity
· Speaking Prophetically in God's World
· A Prophetic Voice in a Globalising World
· A Prophetic Voice for All Creation
13. Religious Foundations For African States?
Christian-Islamic Positions - Klaus Hock

· Introduction
· The Religious Foundation of Pre-colonial States in Africa
· A Special Case of a Religious Foundation of Political Organisation in Pre-colonial Africa
· The Religious Dimension in the Formation of Post-colonial States in Africa
· Beyond Religious Foundations for States
14. Religion And Ccompeting Social Outlooks In Africa - Eugene Goussikindey
· Introduction
· Religions in the 'ancient' World
· The Challenges of the Many Outlooks
· A Conceptual Frame for Mutual Understanding and Collaboration
15. Inter-Faith Relations And The Quest For Peace In Africa - Johnson A. Mbillah
· Introduction
· Religious Conflicts in Africa
· The Quest for Peace
· Conclusion

Additional Information

Editors J.N.K. Mugambi and Frank Kschner-Pelkmann
Publisher Acton Publishers
Category African Christianity
Type Paperback
Pages 0
Language English
ISBN 9966-888-05-5
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