Hekima Review No. 64 May 2022
On the eve of African independence, the Christian theological discourse in Africa was still elaborated in the logical continuation of the foundation of Christianity, that of a pre-Christian culture from a historicist perspective. By 1956, African priests had begun to radically question Christian colonial salvation, a fact that some have seen as the beginning of African theology. After nearly 65 years, one wonders where we are in the practice of this discipline, which was initially very promising. Indeed, African theology had the wind in its sails after the Second Vatican Council. During this assembly, Pope John XXIII opened the windows of the Church to the world.