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International Journal of African Catholicism - IJAC Archives

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    Summer, 2017: Volume 9 Number 1 • PDF

    "A Semiotic Investigation of Mythic Relations betweenIfá,Ìbejìand Saints Cosmas and Damian of Catholic Faith"
    By: ÒKÉWÁNDÉ, Olúwọlé Tẹ́wọ́gboyè

    "Nothing New Under the Sun: Environmental Degradation and Lessons from Traditional Africans"
    By: Isidore I. Nkwocha

    "Portrayal of Catholic University Education in the Media: Purpose and Contributions to Education in the Twenty-first Century Zambia"
    By: Nelly Mwale

    "Proclamation and Liberation in a Post Synodal and Post Independent Church in Africa: Re-Imagining the Possibilities in the Light of Pope Francis’ Evangelii Gaudium."
    By: John Segun Odeyemi

    "Roman Catholic Missionaries and Converts at Daggers’ Drawn with the Native Administration in the Early Years of Evangelisation in the Bamenda Western Grasslands of British Cameroons"
    By: Protus Mbeum Tem

    "Zimbabwe and Politics: Questions of the Submission of Christians to Civil Authorities"
    By: Isabel and Penson David Palasida

    "Appreciating Recent Scholarly Interpretations of 1 Corinthians 15:8"
    By: Christopher Naseri

    "Historical and Theological Roots of Subsidiarity in Quadragesimo Anno"
    By: Idara Otu

    "Biblical Paradigms for the Sustainable Use and Management of Natural Resources in Nigeria: Interpreting John 6:1-15 from an Eco-Theological Perspective"
    By: Christopher Naseri, Patrick Bassey, and Oluwafemi Owolo

    "Review of Mission for Diversity: Exploring Christian Mission in the Contemporary World." 
    Edited by: Elochukwu E. Uzukwu. By Idara Otu

    Summer, 2016: Volume 8 Number 1 • PDF

    "African Communalism: Toward a Genuine Interreligious Dialogue in Sub-Saharan Africa"
    By Isidore I. Nkwocha, Duquesne University 

    "Violence in Christian Marriage: An Offense Against Equality"
    By Matthew Ikechukwu Nwafor     

    "Assessing the Constitutional and Human Rights Ramifications for the Indigenous Sacred Day of Rest in Zimbabwe"
    By Collis Garikai Machoko

    "Ikwerre Rites of Passage and Sacraments of Initiation: A Framework for Inculturation in Port Harcourt Diocese, Nigeria"
    By Emmanuel Osigwe

    Winter, 2016: Volume 7 Number 2 • PDF

    "The Catholic Church on Path of Advocating for Good Governance in Ghana"
    By Africanus L. Diedong, University for Development Studies, Ghana

    "The Evangelizing Nazareth Maiden (Luke 1: 39-45): A Paradigm for the New Evangelization"
    By Caroline Mbonu, University of Port Harcourt

    “DID YOU SAY HE IS A FADA?”:THE IMAGE OF THE PRIEST IN CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE’S PURPLE HIBISCUS AND ITS SOCIO-RELIGIOUS IMPLICATIONS FOR PRIESTS IN CONTEMPORARY AFRICA"
    By Adolphus Ekedimma Amaefule Department of Religious and Cultural Studies, University of Calabar

    "The Catholic Church and Schools in Kenya: A Historical Perspective on Education for Holistic Development. Part II: The 1970s to the early 21st century."
    By Beatrice W. Churu and Philomena N. Mwaura

    "Reading Ẹbọ as Spirit: The Foundation of Authentic Christian Pneumatology among the Igala Community in Nigeria."
    By Martin Ahiaba

    "Existence of Ghosts, a Confirmation of Life after death: A Case Study of Apparitional Haunted Places in Mashonaland West Province in Zimbabwe"
    Collis Garikai Machoko

    "Review of: Mission for Diversity: Exploring Christian Mission in the Contemporary World." Edited by Elochukwu E. Uzukwu
    By Idara Otu Idara Out

    Summer, 2015: Volume 7 Number 1 • PDF

    "The African Family from the Experience of a Catholic Couple in Ethiopia"
    By Abel Muse and Tenagnework Haile

    "Family in the Context of Evangelization: Challenges and Opportunities from Sub-Saharan Africa"
    By Mbiribindi Bahati Dieudonné, SJ

    "Notes on the Synodal Document 'Pastoral Challenges to the Family in the Context of Evangelization'"
    By Nicholas Hamakalu

    "Small Christian Communities (SCCs) Promote Family and Marriage Ministry in Eastern Africa"
    By Joseph G. Healey, MM

    "The Image of the Family in Chimanda Ngozi Adiche’s Purple Hibiscus and its Implications for Families in Today’s Africa"
    By Adolphus Ekedimma Amaefule

    "The Gospel of the Family: From Africa to the World Church"
    By Philomena N. Mwaura

    "Family and Marriage in Kenya Today: Pastoral Guidelines for a Process of Discussion and Action. Results of the Consultation in Kenya on the 46 Questions in the Lineamenta (guidelines) on The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary World"

    Winter, 2015: Volume 6 Number 2 • PDF

    "Faith-Based Organizations and the Women’s Empowerment Process in Nigeria: An Assessment of the Catholic Women Organization in Tivland"
    By Daniel Ude Asueu

    "Christian Denominational Archives: An Assessment of their role in Cameroon Historiography"
    By Michael K. Lang & H. Ami Nyoh

    "Trends, Dimensions, and Effects of Corruption on Nigeria's Democratic Governance"
    By Mike Opeyemi Omilusi

    "Heaven and Hell in the Biblical and African Concepts of Life After Death"
    By Ignatius M. C. Obinwa

    "The Theological Functions of “Seek the Lord” (bᾱqqaš ʾădōnᾱy) in Zephaniah 2:1-3, for Contemporary Society"
    By Michael U. Udoekpo

    "Religion and Armed Conflict in Northern Nigeria and Northern Uganda: Exploring a Symbiotic Relationship"
    By Bamidele Oluwaseun

    Summer, 2014: Volume 6 Number 1 • PDF

    "Spirituality of Martyrdom in Roman Catholicism and Contemporary Islam: The Nigerian Experience"
    By: Patrick U. Nwosu

    "Biblical Reflections on the Identity of the Catholic Priesthood Today: Essay in Honor of an African Bishop"
    By: Fr. Michael Ufok Udoekpo

    2015 International Conference on World Christianity: Focus on Africa and the Global South in Light of Vatican II and Evangelii Gaudium of Pope Francis

    Winter, 2014: Volume 5 Number 2 • PDF

    "Caleb Oladipo’s Pneumatology of the Yoruba Aladura Churches: An appraisal"
    By: John Segun Odeyemi

    "Witchcraft and the Law in Zimbabwe"
    By: Collis Garikai Machoko

    "To expiate the sins of his people:” A Proposed Reading of ἱλάσκεσθαι in Hebrews 2:17"
    By: Toan Do

    Winter, 2014: Volume 5 Number 1 • PDF

    "The Need for Prophetic Voices in the African Catholic Churches: The Nigerian Context"
    By: SimonMary A. Aihiokhai, PhD
    Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, USA

    "My Bible, your Qur'an: Keeping Religion out of Nigerian Politics"
    By: Anthony Brown Ikwueme
    Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA, USA

    "The challenges in the reported phenomenal growth of the Catholic Church in Africa"
    By: Iheanyi Enwerem, O.P.

    “African Catholicism: Intra-Ecclesial Challenges to Justice”
    By: Joseph Ogbonnaya, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, USA

    "Shying Away from the Truth: The Necessity of a Critical Evaluation of the Church in Nigeria"
    By: Iheanyi Enwerem, O.P.

    Summer, 2013: Volume 4 Number 2 • PDF

    "THE PRACTICE OF ORACULAR CONSULTATION AMONG SOUTH-WESTERN NIGERIAN CATHOLICS AND TERRENCE TILLEY’S THEORY OF TRADITION AND RULES FOR RELIGIOUS CLAIMS"
    BY AJIBOLA, G ILESANMI

    "PROPHET ZEPHANIAH AND THE DEEPENING OF FAITH IN ECCLESIAE (CHURCHES) IN AFRICA AND AMERICA"
    BY MICHAEL UFOK UDOEKPO

    "WEALTH AND DIVINE BLESSING: A STUDY OF THE THEOLOGICAL CORRECTION IN PROVERBS 10:22 IN THE NIGERIAN CONTEXT"
    BY OBIORAH MARY JEROME

    "A CASE FOR THE USE OF CONDOM AS A THERAPEUTIC MEANS BY DISCORDANT COUPLES IN THE ROMAN CATHOLIC MORAL TRADITION"
    BY SIMONMARY A. AIHIOKHAI

    "REVIEW OF CATHOLIC THEOLOGICAL ETHICS, PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE: THE TRENTO CONFERENCE"
    BY JAMES F. KEENAN (EDITOR) REVIEWED BY ODOMARO MUBANGIZI

    Winter, 2013: Volume 4 Number 1 • PDF

    "Fifty Years after the Second Vatican Council: A Critical Review of the Roman Catholic Church’s Approach to Interreligious Dialogue and Seeking a Way Forward Through Interreligious Friendship"
    SimonMary A. Aihiokhai, PhD (Cand.) Duquesne University

    "Paul’s Theology of the Church as the Body of Christ (1 Cor. 12:27): Its Missionary Implications for the Church in (Africa) Nigeria"
    Michael Ufok Udoekpo, Sacred Heart School of Theology, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    "African Initiated Churches and Party Politics: Zimbabwean Experience"
    Collis Garikai Machoko, Huntington University

    "Gender Issues Among the Yorubas"
    John Segun Odeyemi, Duquesne University

    Summer, 2012: Volume 3 Number 2 • PDF

    "Affirming Love, Avoiding AIDS: What African Can Teach the West"
    Matthew Hanley and Jokin de Irala

    "The Catholic Church and Schools in Kenya: A Historical Perspective on Education for Holistic Development. Part I: From the Colonial period to Foundations of an Educational Dispensation for Independent Kenya."
    Beatrice W. Churu and Philomena N. Mwaura

    "Shaping the Content for Interreligious Engagement: A Case for Interreligious Hospitality in Nigeria's Religiously Pluralistic Societies"
    SimonMary A. Aihiokhai

    "Religion and Sustainable Development in Africa: The Case of Nigeria"
    Joseph Ogbonnaya

    "Recreating Community Life Among Young People in Tiv Society, Nigeria: "The New Heavens and New Earth" (IS 65:17-25)"
    Clement T. Iorliam

    Winter, 2012: Volume 3 Number 1 • PDF

    "Trinitarian Catholicity: A Paradigm For Enduring Interreligious Dialogue/Encounter"
    SimonMary A. Aihiokhai

    "Muslim Youth In Search Of Identity In Nigeria: The Case Of Boko Haram Violence"
    Daniel Ude Asue

    "African Culture And Christianity: The Role Of Women In The Church"
    Philomena Njeri Mwaura

    "Vatican II And The Recovery Of The Local Church: Significance For The African Church"
    Okechukwu Camillus Njoku

    "Beyond Cosmetics To Meaning: Challenges And Perspectives For Inculturation"
    Uwineza Marcel, S.J.

    Summer, 2011: Volume 2 Number 2 • PDF

    Special Edition – Christian – Muslim Dialogue

    The Spiritan Mission to Africa: Clues to building appropriate relationships with Islam,
    Elochukwu Uzukwu C.S.Sp.

    Catholic Dialogue with People of Other Religions,
    Rev. Dr. Joseph Haruna Mamman

    Root Causes and The Human/Economic Costs of Religious Conflicts in Northern Nigeria in the Last Two Decades: A Theological, Social, and Political Evaluation,
    Marinus C. Iwuchukwu, Ph.D.

    A Personalist Approach to the Dialogue of Civilizations: A Comparison of African Ubuntu, Social Catholic Personalism and Muslim,
    Shakçânyya Dr Chris Vervliet

    Interreligious Dialogue with Muslims: Reflections on Yesterday and Today,
    Sandra Toenies Keating, Ph.D.


    Winter, 2011: Volume 2 Number 1 • PDF

    Promoting Small Christian Communities in Africa through the Internet,
    Joseph Healey

    Interreligious Living: A Personalistic and Sociological Approach to Religious Pluralismn,
    Simonmary A. Aihiokhai

    Continuing the Conversation on the Notion of Mission as Reconciliation: A Critical Review of Catholic Church's Dialogue with African Indigenous Religion,
    Chinwe M. A. Nwoye

    Ancestral Cult in African Traditional Religious Belief Systems and its Theological Relevance Today,
    Bomki L. Mathew

    Summer, 2010: Volume 1 Number 2 • PDF

    The Odyssey of African Theologians in America,
    Marinus C. Iwuchukwu, Ph.D.

    Evolving An African Christian Feminist Ethics: A Study of Nigerian Women,
    Daniel Ude Asue

    Missionary Work in Kenya and African Response: Implications for Pastoral Care with Young Adults,
    Phyllis Muraya

    Winter, 2010: Volume 1 Number 1 • PDF

    African Catholicism in the Global Context,
    Laurenti Magesa

    Ancestorhood in Yoruba Religion and Sainthood in Christianity: Envisioning an Ecological Awareness and Responsibility,
    SimonMary A. Aihiokhai

    Dominance of the Trappings of African Traditional Religion in 'Africa Magic' Movies: A Challenge for Educating the Christian Youth,
    Chinwe M. A. Nwoye

    Theology Brewed in an African Pot Book Review,
    Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator

     



     

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