In Search of Foundations for African Catholicism, Charles Nyamiti’s Theological Methodology.

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This book is an analysis of the way in which Tanzanian Roman Catholic professor Charles Nyamiti has attempted to combine African traditions and values with neo-Scholastic theology and philosophy. The outcome of the analysis is that in this attempt, Nyamiti needs to rework considerably African traditions in order that they will not collide with "philosophia perennis". Additionally, he deals with the African traditions on the existential level leaving the questions of substance (substantia) to the traditional Roman Catholic thinking. The outcome is an intriguing piece of African philosophical-theological system-building.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages326
ISBN (Print)90-04-11328-2
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Publication series

NameStudies in Christian Mission

Bibliographical note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015.
The record was previously connected to the following departments: Centre for Theology and Religious Studies (015017000)

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Philosophy, Ethics and Religion


  • theological method
  • African theology
  • fundamental theology
  • Roman Catholicism
  • inculturation
  • contextual theology


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