Le rapport Église-monde dans les interventions des évêques d'Afrique noire aux assemblées du Synode des évêques de 1967 à 2009

Authors: David, Alain Patrick
Advisor: Routhier, Gilles
Abstract: What comprehension of the Church-world relationship emerges from the discussions of the bishops of Black Africa at the meetings of their Synod of bishops between 1967 and 2009? This is the question our present study seeks to explore. On the one hand, it proposes a study of the bishops' discussions, and on the other, it seeks to comprehend the vision which they have of the Church and of her relationship with the world in which it lives – a world with which it seeks to dialogue. The modality of this dialogue with the world is a question that arises, and must be specified. In the first place, the foundation of this theological and ecclesiological research is an exercise in reading the texts. The exercise consists of bringing together and presenting a body of work; as well as examining the context of contemporary Africa, and the ecclesial context of the Church of Africa as the location in which these episcopal communications have been delivered. These contextual elements prepare us for – and lead us into – an analysis of the bishops' discussions from the perspective of a relationship: that of the Church with the world. In the second section, the elements gathered from a search through the whole body of work have been reorganized into a summary of the ecclesiological profile which emerges from an analysis of these discussions by the bishops of Sub-Saharan Africa. In order to reach that point, we have worked through the problem of Church-world relationship in both Vatican II and in the discussions of the African bishops, with the goal of ultimately identifying the principal ecclesiological models which run through them. At the end, in light of the concepts of solidarity, dialogue, and service which are present in Gaudium et spes, a final synthesis evaluates the ecclesiological contribution of the bishops of Africa.
Document Type: Thèse de doctorat
Issue Date: 2015
Open Access Date: 23 April 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/25922
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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