The origin, development and contribution of pastoral and cultural institutes in Oceania and Africa since 1962 are investigated.
Pastoral Institutes in Oceania and Africa are places of formation and ministry, which developed new models of contextualized ministry approaches for the evangelizing mission of the Church in Oceania and Africa.
This book investigates the origin, development and contribution of pastoral and cultural institutes in Oceania and Africa since 1962, the year the Second Vatican Council started its work and Lumko Institute was opened in a faraway place on the margins of the Catholic Church. English-speaking practical and contextual theology is aware of the work of these institutes, but has not investigated the role such institutes have played in the transition stage of missions becoming local Churches and the role the institutes played in developing new models of formation and community building, Church building and rooting Christian faith in non-Western cultures. This work wants to fill this gap.
THE NEED FOR CULTURAL AND PASTORAL CENTRES 5
THE MELANESIAN INSTITUTE 32
THE AMECEA PASTORAL INSTITUTE 94
THE LUMKO INSTITUTE 130
THE SPREAD AND IMPACT OF THE LUMKO APPROACH IN ASIA AND EUROPE 181
CONCLUDING REMARKS 206
Buchangaben: Paul B. Steffen SVD, Centres of Formation and Evangelizing Ministry. Pastoral Institutes in Oceania and Africa (Studia Instituti Missiologici SVD # 102), Siegburg: Franz Schmitt Verlag 2014, 245 pp. 22,90 €. ISBN 978-3-87710-541-2
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Prof. Dr. Paul B. Steffen SVD, born 1954 in Leutesdorf, Germany, ordination 1983. Pastoral work in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea 1983-1987, doctoral studies at the Gregorian University in Rome 1987-92. 1993-95 Lecturer in Papua New Guinea, Germany and the Philippines. 1995-2000 Prefect of the seminarians and Lecturer at the Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule SVD St. Augustin, Germany. Since 2002 Lecturer at the missiological faculty of the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome.