Developing Africa Through Ideology, Spirituality and the Literary Tradition

Mark Ighile


There has been a series of scholarly interactions on the viability of situating African ideology and spirituality within literary and biblical discourse. For instance, researchers have asserted that an expression of the African ideological stance has certain implications for theological reflections in Africa. Using the “inculturation hermeneutics” as a theoretical construct, this paper explores how a contextualization of the biblical and literary discourse within the framework of African ideology and spirituality can promote sustainable development in the continent.

Key words: Biblical literature; Proverbs; Ideology; Spirituality; Development

Résumé Il y a eu une série d’interactions scientifiques sur la viabilité de situer l’idéologie africaine et de la spiritualité dans le discours littéraire et biblique. Par exemple, les chercheurs ont affirmé que l’expression de la position idéologique africaine a des certaines conséquences pour la réflexion théologique en Afrique. L’Utilisation des “herméneutique inculturation” comme une construction théorique, cette étude explore comment une contextualisation du discours biblique et la littéraire dans le cadre de l’idéologie africaine et la spiritualité ne peut promouvoir le développement durable dans le continent.

Mots clés: Littérature biblique; Proverbes; L’idéologie; La spiritualité; Le développement


Biblical literature; Proverbs; Ideology; Spirituality; Development



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