Problems and Prospects of the Search for a Catholic Spiritual Tradition in the Ghanaian Catholic Pastoral Ministry

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Norbert Okoledah D. K.

ISBN 978-3-8258-8490-2
Band-Nr. 21
Jahr 2005
Seiten 312
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Beiträge zur Missionswissenschaft / Interkulturellen Theologie – Contributions to Mission Studies / Intercultural Theology


Today, Christianity has become the most popular and fast-growing religion
in Ghana. Paradoxically, the Christian Church, in whatever form it has
taken, has, for a complexity of reasons, basically remained a weak church
with a weak foundation. This work discusses, from a theologico-cultural
anthropological perspective, some of the ecclesial and social processes
and factors that, the author believes, are responsible for the creation of
this paradox in the case of the Ghanaian Catholic Church and demonstrates
how they influence the search for a Catholic spiritual tradition in it.

The author, Rev. Fr. Dr. Norbert Okoledah D. K, a Catholic priest from the
Diocese of Jasikan, Ghana, was ordained into pastoral ministry in 1997,
and has worked in a parish as an associate pastor for one year before
embarking on further studies at the Catholic University of
Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany, where he obtained a Doctor of Theology
degree. He is also a holder of a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and
Study of Religions from the University of Ghana, Legon.