A Future for Africa

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A Future for Africa

Critical Essays in Christian Social Imagination

By Emmanuel Katongole

University of Scranton Press, Paperback, 9781589661028, 300pp.

Publication Date: September 26, 2005

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.

About the Author
Emmanuel Katongole is associate research professor of theology and world Christianity at Duke Divinity School, where he also serves as founding co-director of the Duke Center for Reconciliation. His other books include Mirror to the Church, A Future for Africa, and Beyond Universal Reason.