Journal of Ecumenical Studies
This essay intentionally seeks ways that some insights and rituals of forgiveness of sin in African Religion can enrich the theology and sacramental celebrations of the sacrament of penance and reconciliation in the Roman Catholic Church. A case is made for the celebration of this sacrament to represent the cultural contexts of each local church in ways that heighten their appreciation for it.
Black theology; Forgiveness--Religious aspects--Catholic Church; Reconciliation--Religious aspects--Catholic Church; Reconciliation--Religious aspects--Christianity; African Americans--Religion
Citation: Pilot Scholars Version (Modified MLA Style)
Aihiokhai, Simon, "Social Justice and Rituals of Forgiveness and Reconciliation: Perspectives from African Religion and Roman Catholic Christianity" (2020). Theology Faculty Publications and Presentations. 33.