Hekima Review No. 61 May 2020
Over the past few decades, there has been an increased level of self-consciousness on the African continent. Our political self-consciousness has grown, our economic self-consciousness continues to see a steady rise, and our theological self-consciousness has significantly advanced. One factor that explains this growth in consciousness is the realization of the value of Socrates’ famous aphorism, which I paraphrase as Africa know thyself and to thyself be true. Self-knowledge and self-examination are, therefore, a critical determinant in the development of our theological consciousness into theological self-consciousness.