IAAJAH - IGWEBUIKE: An African Journal of Arts and Humanities
Vol. 9 No. 4, 2023
AFRICAN LIBERATION THEOLOGY: ITS ROLES TOWARDS ACHIEVING AUTHENTIC AFRICAN LIFE
James N. Nnoruga & Casmire Osigwe

ABSTRACT

Africans and African theologians are faced with many conflicting world views and bad conditions of life in general which range from racial segregation, political instability, religious and ethnic clashes, lack of harmony with African religion and Christian religion, Modern culture (globalization), socio-economic exploitation, oppression of Africans by their colonial masters and oppression of Africans by Africans themselves, in the course of living out their authentic life as an African people. To achieve a better and sustainable way of living in this age of globalized world, there is a need to employ the principles or the tenets of African liberation theology, to minimize the sources of tension from the emerging issues emanating from conflicting world views and bad conditions of life. These salient or emerging issues confronting living authentic African life will be managed or enhanced properly with the tenets of African liberation theology. African liberation theology and its tools are employed here to redirect the life of Africans and their social, economic, and political well-being for better living and purposeful life. This write-up draws up data, heavily from the experience of African people within and outside African societies. This shows that African people are treated in an exploitative manner both as individuals and as countries all over the world in many areas of life hence the emergence of African liberation theology.

Keywords: Liberation, Theology, Social, Political, African
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