Emmanuel Katongole is associate research professor of theology and world Christianity at Duke Divinity School, founding codirector of the Duke Center for Reconciliation, and a Catholic priest of the Kampala Archdiocese in Uganda.
"Drawn from the wells of Emmanuel Katongole's faith and faith on
the ground, The Sacrifice of Africa is a work of singular
importance and power. Its insights and implications are prophetic
and compelling. One of the most visionary theologians of our day,
Katongole helps the whole church see itself in a new way. This is
the theology we need -- and indeed must have."
-- Mark R. Gornik
City Seminary of New York
"The colonized countries of Africa gained independence only to
fall into crisis and instability. Sometimes churches are the only
viable, if inadequate, social institutions left to shoulder the
burden of society. Yet the nation-state as the successor of the
colonial state has stood in the way of the development aspirations
of Africans. Katongole confronts this issue in a direct way. His
reflections call on the churches to commit to action to change the
situation and give people hope in a future that has looked
increasingly bleak. The demands of the moment require the sacrifice
of the churches on behalf of Africa's long-suffering peoples. This
book is a valuable installment in that cause."
-- Lamin Sanneh