Drawing upon the broad work of Vatican II and Pope Francis’ Evangelicum Gaudium the article proposes how a hermeneutic of multiplicity and inclusion could help hold in balance the tension between tradition and innovation, universal principles and specific contextual application for Catholicism in Africa. Among the issues addressed are cultural relativism, natural law theory, and polygamy.
Chu Ilo, Stan
"Contested Moral Issues in Contemporary African Catholicism: Theological Proposals for a Hermeneutics of Multiplicity and Inclusion,"
Journal of Global Catholicism:
2, Article 4. p.50-73.
Available at: http://crossworks.holycross.edu/jgc/vol1/iss2/4
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