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By K. Kraft /
November 22, 2017 /
The majority of the scholars—11 of whom are women—are from the African continent itself and include university professors, missionaries, and canon lawyers. All experts on different facets of Catholicism and Christianity in Africa, they are each contributing their specialized knowledge to the
Handbook, which is “wide-ranging in scope and interdisciplinary in approach,” Ilo explains. “It aims not only to be a review of a discipline or topic, but a contribution to it and a means to carry the debate forward. The issues considered range from those hotly contested for decades to those only now being opened up for discussion in African Catholicism.”
Among those contributing to the
Handbook are two former CWCIT visiting scholars: Rev. Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator, SJ, a prominent theologian from Nigeria and the new president of the Jesuit Conference of Major Superiors of Africa and Madagascar and Rev. Laurenti Magesa, a groundbreaking Tanzanian scholar who received an honorary doctorate from DePaul in 2014 for a body of work that truly reshaped the study of Catholicism in Africa.