Justification by Faith in African and Western context
In his Apostolic Exhortation “Evangelii Nuntiandi”, Pope Paul VI explores the connections between the practises of evangelization and the social, economic and political advancement of human affairs. The author, Jude Okocha, agrees with Paul VI that the church should not ignore the importance of the problems in the society in which we live, namely those concerning justice, liberation, development and peace in the world. Okocha points out that in evangelizing one takes very seriously the social context of the evangelized, since, after all, this is the whole issue of inculturation or contextualization of theology. This way, the content of theology – God – remains the same. Only the manner of expression differs. One can approve the contextualization of theology, but that does not imply compromising the deposit of faith.