Recent Submissions

  • Educación Religiosa Escolar Católica en Chile. Análisis de sus regulaciones y desarrollo curricular vigente en el contexto latinoamericano

    Mirko Alejandro Muena Jofré; Antonio Rafael Fernández Paradas (Universidad Finis Terrae, 2024-05-01)
    La Educación Religiosa Escolar en América Latina se articula con sus propias características, reflejo de la pluralidad y los cambios culturales, religiosos, sociales y educativos del continente. La realidad chilena se destaca por su énfasis y nuevo enfoque en la Educación Religiosa Escolar Católica (EREC), la cual ha experimentado diversos cambios resultantes de un proceso participativo en el camino hacia la profundización y enriquecimiento de la formación religiosa de las comunidades educativas. El objetivo de este artículo es analizar las principales implicancias de la Educación Religiosa Escolar en América Latina, articulando el marco en el cual se inserta la Educación Religiosa Escolar Católica en Chile. Esta investigación se realiza desde el paradigma cualitativo con un análisis documental de artículos que presentan la siguiente temática: desafíos de la ERE en América Latina y el enfoque de la EREC en Chile y sus disposiciones eclesiales y legales. Los criterios de elegibilidad se definieron en función de la relevancia de la temática, actualidad, amplitud y disponibilidad de la información. Los principales resultados del análisis y sus implicancias versan sobre el reconocimiento de diversos modelos de ERE en América Latina según las disposiciones eclesiales, las bases legales y los componentes curriculares, tanto en la región como en Chile.
  • Medellín como acontecimiento sinodal. Una eclesialidad colegiada fecundada y completada

    Luciani, Rafael (2018)
    The Medellin Conference represented a unique reception of the Second Vatican Council, positioning the Latin American Church as a Source Church. This Conference not only created a collegial way of interacting at a continental level through the Latin American Council of Bishops (CELAM), but also inaugurated a way of being and working, and a mode of interaction that gave birth to a way of proceeding that would characterize the Latin American Church own`s identity. In this article, we understand Medellín as an epochal event that can not be reduced to a mere text. The way in which the Conference proceeded, more environmental than thematized, gave rise to a spirit of prophetic convergence among bishops, priests, religious and lay, that took shape in the method of work, the relationships among the participants, the daily liturgy, the disposition for listening and having open discussions among all. In this article we explain how all this inaugurated a unique ecclesiality inspired by a collegial practice, and completed by a Synodal Spirit that advanced the ecclesial model of People of God of the Second Vatican Council.
  • Ancestor Christology

    Caldeira, Cleusa; Okpaleke, Ikenna Paschal (2022)
    Abstract Attempts at developing a Christology from a uniquely African perspective could be considered as one of the contextual expressions of Christian theological enterprise. Of course, it is clear that within the context of world Christianity, every theology is contextual. This article, which critically explores the Christological ideas of one of the foremost African theologians, Bénézet Bujo, locates the many reflections about Christ within the African context. The article consistently argues for the necessity of African Christology and for a deepened understanding of Bujo’s argument in making the person of Christ intelligible within Africa by deploying the traditional African category of ancestorship in this regard. Ancestorship as a Christological paradigm remains contentious as it raises a lot of questions as to its appropriateness in the understanding of Christ for African Christians. Yet, the assessment of the paradigm must go beyond seeking a logical interpretation that ties it to the predominant Christological formulations of the West to seek the meaning of revelation within the African worldview. This article, therefore, appraises the insights of Bujo and highlights the deficiencies of his arguments, while calling for more attention to its ethical and catechetical import.
  • Transition from the Opium of Religion to Religion as Opioids: Abuse of Religious Teachings in the New Prophetic Churches in South Africa

    kgatle, mookgo solomon (UJ press, 2024-05-31)
    The New Prophetic Churches is a religion in the mix, demonstrated by their points of contact with classical Pentecostalism, the prosperity gospel, African independent churches, and African traditional religion. New Prophetic Churches have points of contact with classical Pentecostalism with reference to the doctrine of baptism in the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues. They are also influenced by the African traditional religions with reference to their connection with the spirit world. In addition, they have points of contact with the African independent churches concerning the use of healing and deliver-ance products. Furthermore, they have points of contact with the prosperity gospel in teaching the message of material blessing. The original form of these influences is presented in this article as opium religion, whereas the corrupted form of these influences is presented as opioid forms of religion. The latter refers to a somewhat dangerous mix of religious teachings, advo-cated by self-appointed spiritual leaders within the New Prophetic Churches. These spiritual leaders have concocted this mixture contrary to the original purpose of such teachings with the intention to satisfy their commercial de-sires to the detriment of the spiritual wellbeing of their followers and the sa-credness of religious teachings, particularly Christian teachings. Relying on a literary analysis, this article challenges the religious teachings of opioid reli-gions that undermine the original good intentions with which these teachings are mixed. It suggests that any religious teaching in the Christian tradition should be consistent with the eternal purpose of God’s mission, identity in Christ, and the fundamental tenets of the Christian tradition
  • Christian professional formation at Uganda Christian University : a reflection

    Opol, Samuel (Globethics Publications, 2024)
    This book describes the way Uganda Christian University (UCU) pioneered the efforts on Christian professional formation in Uganda. After being established by the Church of Uganda in 1997, UCU's purpose is to foster Christian professional formation through education programs rooted in the Anglican evangelical Christian tradition. As an institution of Christian higher education, it has drawn on the rich dual traditions of Christian formation to give it its unique identity. We find in both elements of this tradition the integration of character and the diaconal focus on professional formation. The exploration offered by this book will show that the first side is championed by Bishop Alfred Tucker, the first bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Uganda, while the second follows the American-based Christian higher education.
  • Alongside One Another: African Catholicism and Ecumenism in Africa

    UCL - SSH/RSCS - Institut de recherche Religions, spiritualités, cultures, sociétés; UCL - TECO - Faculté de théologie; Okpaleke, Ikenna Paschal (Stan Chu Ilo, 2022)
    Vatican II’s Decree on Ecumenism, Unitatis Redin- tegratio (UR), marked the official endorsement of Catholic participation in ecumenism, but it is quite doubtful if it had any impact in Africa at the time it was issued on November 21, 1964. The council was convoked (1962–1965) at a time when most African countries were struggling with both politi- cal and religious emancipation.1 Ecumenism in African Catholicism, as a result, has been shaped by the teachings of the Second Vatican Council, particularly by certain theological principles of ecumenism. Yet how these principles have been appropriated contextually in response to Africa’s historical, cultural, and sociopolitical realities is open to diverse theological interpretations.2 In examining the approaches of the Catholic Church in Africa to ecumenism and theological development in African ecumenism, this chapter historically explores the various ecumenical prac- tices, methods, as well as dispositions, that can be discovered in the faith and witnesses of African Catholics and churches. Central to our concern here is to raise the question of the possibility of “receptive ecumenism” as a principle of ecumeni- cal learning that can guide churches of Africa in faith and action for and in developing ecumenical theologies in African Christianity. The chapter also looks into the future of ecumen- ism in Africa through historical developments in the application of the teaching of Vatican II on ecu- menism, beginning in Vatican II and extending into the papacy of Pope Francis. The chapter will par- ticularly explore, in this regard, a version of inter- cultural hermeneutics that could offer an approach to doing ecumenical theology with a spirituality of openness. The chapter concludes by articulating some challenges facing the development and prac- tices of ecumenism in African Catholicism. The objective is to provide both an overview and a more focused attention to ecumenism in Africa, in the hope of realizing the ecumenical mission of socially transforming the continent through the collabora- tive efforts of all the churches in Africa.
  • “Alongside One Another: African Catholicism and Ecumenism in Africa”

    UCL - SSH/RSCS - Institut de recherche Religions, spiritualités, cultures, sociétés; UCL - TECO - Faculté de théologie; Okpaleke, Ikenna Paschal (Stan Chu Ilo, 2022)
    Vatican II’s Decree on Ecumenism, Unitatis Redin- tegratio (UR), marked the official endorsement of Catholic participation in ecumenism, but it is quite doubtful if it had any impact in Africa at the time it was issued on November 21, 1964. The council was convoked (1962–1965) at a time when most African countries were struggling with both politi- cal and religious emancipation.1 Ecumenism in African Catholicism, as a result, has been shaped by the teachings of the Second Vatican Council, particularly by certain theological principles of ecumenism. Yet how these principles have been appropriated contextually in response to Africa’s historical, cultural, and sociopolitical realities is open to diverse theological interpretations.2 In examining the approaches of the Catholic Church in Africa to ecumenism and theological development in African ecumenism, this chapter historically explores the various ecumenical prac- tices, methods, as well as dispositions, that can be discovered in the faith and witnesses of African Catholics and churches. Central to our concern here is to raise the question of the possibility of “receptive ecumenism” as a principle of ecumeni- cal learning that can guide churches of Africa in faith and action for and in developing ecumenical theologies in African Christianity. The chapter also looks into the future of ecumen- ism in Africa through historical developments in the application of the teaching of Vatican II on ecu- menism, beginning in Vatican II and extending into the papacy of Pope Francis. The chapter will par- ticularly explore, in this regard, a version of inter- cultural hermeneutics that could offer an approach to doing ecumenical theology with a spirituality of openness. The chapter concludes by articulating some challenges facing the development and prac- tices of ecumenism in African Catholicism. The objective is to provide both an overview and a more focused attention to ecumenism in Africa, in the hope of realizing the ecumenical mission of socially transforming the continent through the collabora- tive efforts of all the churches in Africa.
  • The Re-emergence of African Spiritualities: Prospects and Challenges

    UCL - SSH/RSCS - Institut de recherche Religions, spiritualités, cultures, sociétés; UCL - TECO - Faculté de théologie; Okpaleke, Ikenna Paschal (sage, 2019)
    Indigenous spiritualities among Africans, both in Africa and in the diaspora, are flourishing. In Lagos, Nigeria, for example, shrines compete with churches and mosques in adherents and positions. Beyond Africa, the rise of African spiritualities has become conspicuous. Reasons range from Afrocentrism to anti-religious tendencies to the popular religions, from racial animosity to politico-economic ideologies, yet insufficient attention is being paid to this new Afro-spiritualities. Can this renaissance in African spirituality bring forth or support a renaissance in Africa? Africa arguably domesticates the future of humanity. From ecological perspectives to the productivity of offspring, from economic potentials to viable youths for the future, Africa must become progressively discursive in the global platform. A good way to indulge in this would be to understand the spirit of Africa, in the traditional spiritualities that constructed orientations and worldviews of the people. Understanding and addressing African spiritualities constitute an important key in understanding the African identity.
  • An investigation into the timelessness of God Theology, with special reference to African Traditional religion

    Modise, Leepo Johannes; Jaba, Mogomotsi (2024-05-06)
    The main aim of this thesis was to explore the timelessness of God theology while making special reference to African traditional religion. The ‘timelessness of God’ is a theological model taught in Western traditional theism. Owing to its development by historical figures like Augustine, Boethius, and Aquinas, this theological model posits that God is absolutely immutable, simple, and omniscient. Developed through the lens of Greek philosophy by the mentioned figures, these divine attributes place God out-side of time. To state that God is timeless within this context, implies that he exists, but he exists outside of time. This model continues to dominate theological discourses and, arguably, forms part of the chief theological engine that drives modern Christian theology. This thesis, however, contends that the timelessness of God theology is problematic for African Christians. Mainly, according to African Christianity, this model falls short in meeting Africans’ religious and spiritual needs. One such need is God’s answer to prayers: A timeless God cannot answer prayers, as this would make him mutable. I argue in this study that African Christians conceive God as coming from a worldview that is entrenched in African traditional religion. According to this worldview, God, contra the Western tradition, is in a dynamic give-and-take relationship with hu-man beings. This relationship is made possible because God is viewed by Africans as existing in time.
  • 神的问题还是人的问题?——质疑宗教拯救道德论

    段红; 江新会 (2009)
    近来.从学术言论到社会生活中都有宗教拯救道德论流行的趋势。这种论调一方面导致民众信教意向的增加,另一方面导致了人们对科学和唯物主义信念的怀疑。本文首先指出这种观点对我国社会道德问题的归因是错误的。接着驳斥了与之紧密相关的科学宗教分工说和宗教高于科学说.最后揭示了宗教道德拯救论掩盖我国当前社会道德问题的实质.会被一部分人有意利用。
  • El Barroco tardío limeño y su tránsito hacia el Neoclasicismo en la iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción de Chilca en Cañete

    Negro, Sandra (Universidad Ricardo Palma, 2022-12-28)
    La contribución analiza los rasgos barrocos de la arquitectura en la iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción de Chilca en la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII y su vinculación con el núcleo arquitectónico de Lima, así como los aportes propios y distintivos a través del tiempo, hasta articularse con la arquitectura Neoclásica que inició su predominio a partir del segundo tercio del siglo XIX.
  • A (est)ética do cuidado e religiosidade contemporânea: A Igreja Universal do Reino de Deus em perspectiva

    Esperandio, Mary Rute Gomes (Faculdades EST, 2014-10-27)
    Este estudo coloca em relevo a questão da (est)Ética do cuidado desde a perspectiva religiosa. Mais concretamente, apresenta, através de duas histórias de vida, uma (est)Ética que se delineia e se difunde a partir de um tipo específico de religiosidade que se tem estabelecido no Brasil e no exterior nos últimos 27 anos pela Igreja Universal do Reino de Deus. Desenvolvo, aqui, uma análise do cuidado enquanto oferta e propagação, por essa igreja, de uma técnica para lidar com o sofrimento. Ao focalizar a compreensão de sofrimento que reside nessa técnica, evidencia-se, aí, um modo de ser no mundo. Portanto, uma ética e uma estética da vida. Permeia e conduz a presente reflexão, perguntas tais como: A chamada “Pare de sofrer” e a subseqüente oferta de felicidade apresentada por essa igreja, poderia ser compreendida como prática de “cuidado”, quais as implicações ético-estéticas no modo IURDiano de lidar com o sofrimento?
  • ESTUDO DA PRODUÇÃO LEGISLATIVA DOS CATÓLICOS CARISMÁTICOS

    Reis, Marcos Vinicius de Freitas (PROPESQ, 2015-03-07)
    No texto pretendemos analisa a produção legislativa dos deputados estaduais e federais ligados a Renovação Carismática Católica (RCC). A escolha dos políticos com essa filiação religiosa deu-se em razão do número expressivo de adeptos, apoio da Igreja Católica e visibilidade de seus eventos em nível nacional. Para isso, foram analisados os projetos de lei dos deputados estaduais e federais, para saber se suas propostas estão de acordo com os interesses da RCC ou dos partidos que são filiados.
  • RURALIST WEEKS IN BRAZIL: Catholic Church and Development

    SOUZA, RAMON FELIPHE (Universidade Estadual do Maranhão, 2020-10-13)
    We analyzed the rural extension project developed in Brazil in the 20th century: the ruralist weeks. These events took place in different parts of the country and aimed to discuss aspects related to the living conditions of Brazilian rural populations. The first weeks were held in the 1930s and were promoted by private organizations. However, between the 1940s and 1950s, other organizations such as the Catholic Church also started to promote them. It was with the collaboration of the Church, in the 1950s, that the implementation of these events increased exponentially. Through national journals, reports from the Agricultural Information Service (SIA) and bibliographic review, we observed how the process of consolidating these events took place in the country, emphasizing the cooperation with the Church. Catholic parishes were used by the State in its project to modernize and integrate Brazilian rural areas and became spaces for fostering technical and scientific knowledge in agriculture and health. Keywords: Catholic Church. Ruralist Week. Development.  
  • A LEITURA DE ANGELO CLARENO (1245-1337) SOBRE A NORMATIVA FRANCISCANA

    Aguiar, Veronica Aparecida Silveira (PROPESQ, 2014-08-17)
    Neste artigo discutiremos a interpretação da Regra franciscana feita por Angelo Clareno (1245-1337) na obra Expositio super Regulam Fratrum Minorum de 1323. Pretendemos levantar o debate historiográfico acerca do pensamento de Clareno e o seu princípio de intocabilidade da norma que está presente na Expositio. Para tal empreendimento partiremos do conceito de pobreza do movimento franciscano de 1223 e como este conceito foi ressignificado por Angelo Clareno no século XIV. Também analisaremos a influência do pensamento de João Pedro Olivi (1248-1298) com seu princípio do usus pauper na obra de Angelo Clareno.
  • Between moralities and visualities: cinema and religion during Primeira República

    Lapera, Pedro Vinicius Asterito; Silva, Felipe Davson Pereira da (Universidade de São Paulo. Escola de Comunicações e Artes, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências da Comunicação, 2022-05-09)
    Tendo como foco o consumo de filmes sacros durante a Semana Santa, este artigo analisa alguns aspectos da relação entre cinema, cultural visual e práticas religiosas durante a Primeira República, no Rio de Janeiro e no Recife. Nosso objetivo é averiguar como os espectadores, os exibidores cinematográficos e a Igreja negociavam um senso comum ligado às práticas religiosas. No tratamento das fontes, utilizou-se o paradigma indiciário, proposto por Carlo Ginzburg, método de crítica textual adequado à análise de fontes que não representam unidades discursivas. Concluímos com a verificação de algumas estratégias de negociação por parte dos exibidores, tal como a veiculação de filmes sacros em alguns dias do feriado.
  • ALGUMAS CONSIDERAÇÕES SOBRE CLARA DE ASSIS E A FORMA DE VIDA DE HUGOLINO DE ÓSTIA

    Aguiar, Veronica Aparecida Silveira (PROPESQ, 2017-09-21)
    O presente artigo tem como objetivo fazer uma análise comparativa entre a forma de vida de Clara de Assis e a forma de vida de Hugolino de Óstia. Para isso, utilizaremos o debate historiográfico mais recente (ALBERZONI, FREEMAN) sobre as relações de poder entre a autoridade eclesiástica e Clara de Assis. Como parte da análise metodológica foi avaliado de maneira serial um conjunto de bulas diretamente relacionados à Ordem de São Damião. Por fim, a imagem de Clara oficializada pela Igreja não permite averiguar os conflitos existentes entre a autoridade eclesiástica e Clara de Assis, por isso apresentaremos uma revisão historiográfica sobre o tema. As formas de resistência de Clara e irmãs pobres foram fundamentais para a aprovação da forma vitae que foi promulgada três dias antes da morte de Clara em 1253. 
  • A presença de objetos de marfim em Minas colonial: estética, materialidade e hipóteses acerca da produção local

    Yacy-Ara Froner Gonçalves (Universidade Federal de Minas GeraisClio Gestão Cultural e EditoraUFMGBrasilEBA - DEPARTAMENTO DE ARTES PLÁSTICAS, 2022-02-16)
  • Os pintores e a pintura ilusionista na transição do século XVIII e XIX na região do Campo das Vertentes

    Rita de Cássia Cavalcante; André Guilherme Dornelles Dangelo (Universidade Federal de Minas GeraisCITCEMUFMGBrasilARQ - ESCOLA DE ARQUITETURA, 2022-10-24)
  • ÁGUAS DA SALVAÇÃO: O BATISMO NA CAPITANIA DO RIO GRANDE DO NORTE - SÉCULOS XVIII E XIX

    Torres de Paula, Thiago Nascimento (PROPESQ, 2021-03-01)
    Todo individuo da cristandade ocidental deveria ser batizado, haja vista que o batismo era a porta de entrada para a Santa Madre Igreja Católica. Desta forma, o objetivo deste artigo, é analisar as práticas do batismo na capitania do Rio Grande do Norte, especificamente na freguesia da Cidade do Natal nos séculos XVIII e XIX. Estabelecendo conexões com outras sociedades da América portuguesa, demonstrando a existência de um padrão comum naquele ritual católico. As fontes examinadas foram: atas de batismo, as Constituições Primeiras do Arcebispado da Bahia, Catecismo Romano, entre outras. Todos os documentos foram lidos, fichados, quantificados e transcritos, analisado a luz da história social, permitindo depreender que o batismo foi um tipo de fato social total, que as águas da salvação não apenas livravam do pecado original, mas também do jugo da escravidão.

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