SPIRIT AND ECOLOGY IN THE CONTEXT OF AFRICAN THEOLOGY

Teddy Chalwe Sakupapa

Abstract


This contribution seeks to map a possible trajectory for an African theological response to the debate on the ecological crisis. The author is in tandem with scholars who argue that Christian doctrine can provide theologians with resources to enable a theological response to the ecological debate. Therefore, proceeding from the perspective of a contextual theological methodology, it will be argued that one way in which African theology can contribute towards the cultivation of an ecological ethos in African Christianity lies in the appropriation of the conceptual framework of the African notion of vital force in the articulation of pneumatology within the context of African theology. The author contends that life-centeredness and relationality, as expressed by the African notion of vital force, have ecological significance.

 

doi: 10.7833/111-1-12


Keywords


Vital Force; Ecology; African Pneumatology; Salvation; African Theology; African Pentecostalism; African Traditional Religion

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/111-0-12

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