The Theology of Mercy Amba Oduyoye: Ecumenism, Feminism, and Communal Practice

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The Theology of Mercy Amba Oduyoye: Ecumenism, Feminism, and Communal Practice

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This illuminating study explores African theologian Mercy Amba Oduyoye s constructive initiative to include African women s experiences and voices within Christian theological discourse.

Mercy Amba Oduyoye, a renowned Ghanaian Methodist theologian, has worked for decades to address issues of poverty, women s rights, and global unrest. She is one of the founders of the Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians, a pan-African ecumenical organization that mentors the next generation of African women theologians to counter the dearth of academic theological literature written by African women. This book offers an in-depth analysis of Oduyoye s life and work, providing a much-needed corrective to Eurocentric, colonial, and patriarchal theologies by centering the experiences of African women as a starting point from which theological reflection might begin.

Oluwatomisin Olayinka Oredein s study begins by narrating the story of Mercy Oduyoye s life, focusing on her early