The denial of African agency: A decolonial theological turn

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Abstract

In this article, I argue for the recovery of a form of materio-spirituality-centred thought and wisdom for reconstructing an African theo-pedagogy for theological education for the decolonization of the mind. The aim of this work is to suggest how one can reclaim and reconstitute the core materio-spirituality features that are innovating and can provide the backbone for African theological education for the decolonization of the mind, without romanticizing, over-mythologizing or camouflaging harmful aspects of African life. This is important in enabling change without abandoning an entire religio-cultural anchor and without losing sight of the impact of modernity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-92
Number of pages20
JournalBlack Theology
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Apr 1

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Africa
Denial
Theological Education
Decolonization
Spirituality
Recovery
Modernity
Anchor
Pedagogy
Wisdom
Thought

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