Theology Brewed in an African Pot
By: Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator
Using a framework of excerpts from Chinua Achebe's acclaimed novel, Things Fall Apart, Orobator introduces the major themes of Christian doctrine: God, Trinity, creation, grace and sin, Jesus Christ, church, Mary, the saints, inculturation, and spirituality. While explaining basic Christian beliefs, Theology Brewed in an African Pot also clarifies the differences between an African view of religion and a more Eurocentric understanding of religion offering a wider perspective on theology and culture.
Each of the eleven short chapters ends with three discussion questions followed by one or two African prayers, providing an accessible and engaging introduction for students and study groups alike.
Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator, SJ is a Jesuit priest who lives and works in Nairobi, Kenya. He is author of Religion and Faith in Africa: Confessions of an Animist (Orbis 2018 Boston College Duffy Lectures), editor of The Church We Want: African Catholics Look to Vatican III (Orbis 2016) and co-editor (with Linda Hogan) of Feminist Catholic Theological Ethics: Conversations in the World Church (Orbis 2017, Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church series, Series Editor James F. Keenan).