Numer 18 (1-2) 2016
Redaktorzy: Fr. John Gibson, OCD, Dr. Marcel Mukadi, SDS
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Editorial
5 – 10
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Grzegorz Trela
The Parameters of a Realism that Confronts Anti-Realism
11 – 22
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We discuss a theoretical notion that confronts anti-realism. For the sake of semantics, we call it anti-anti-realism. We offer argumentation in favour of realism and developed against any forms of anti-realism. This argumentation has been inspired by Wittgenstein’s philosophy of language expressed in his Philosophical Investigations and by the modern natural sciences. We demonstrate that if they were not to accept the postulate of realism, those who practice any science and particularly those who make scientific forecasts would find it impossible to proceed.


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John Gibson
A Balkanized Africa? A Free and United Africa? Your Choice
23 – 64
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My experience with the constellation of hatreds and hostilities in two quite disparate regions of the world, Sierra Leone and the Balkans, together with my appreciation, respect, gratitude, and adoration for the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ, who died that all may form a unity, that is to say, a communion, and who arose again from the dead to share the peace of that communion with us for all eternity – all of this opened my eyes to the prophetic foresight that the reliably thoughtful Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere manifested in his proposed schema for East African unity and his necessary warning against the balkanization of the region...


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William Ngowi
From Estrangement to Reconciliation: The Overarching Inclusion between Gen 3:23-24 and Rev 21:1-8
65 – 110
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The opening words of the last part of the book of Revelation describe the new heaven and the new earth (21:1–22:5), “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away” (21:1). One could regard this description as forming an over-arching inclusion with Gen 1–3, a narrative account of the first divine act of creation. The seer of visions in Revelation saw that the first heaven and the first earth of Gen 1–3 had passed away (avph/lqan) and had given way to a new heaven and a new earth (Rev 21:1, 4)...


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Leonce F. Rambau
Tobit 13: Restoration of Tobit as a Basis for the Hope of Resurrection and Restoration of Israel
111 – 130
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In this essay, we shall argue that Tobit 13 offers a summary of Tobit’s experience of suffering and restoration as an experience that coalesces in solidarity with the nation’s suffering and the hope for restoration. Using Jon Levenson’s understanding of death and resurrection in the Hebrew Scriptures, we shall argue that Tobit’s experience is that of death and resurrection, and that his experience forms the basis for the hope of resurrection and restoration of the nation.

In the first part of this essay, we will discuss the Redaction Criticism of this hymn. We shall highlight some textual problems that bring to the surface the question of the unity of the hymn with the rest of the narrative. As an attempt to address these textual problems, we shall argue that the hymn reflects the themes that run throughout the narrative of Tobit: this hymn fits well within the narrative. Moreover, basing ourselves on Tobit’s prayer in chapter 3, we shall show that Tobit’s attitude towards his suffering accounts for some of the peculiarities of this hymn. Then we shall proceed to examine Levenson’s understanding of death, Sheol, and resurrection, and how this understanding can be applied to Tobit’s experience.


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Marcel Mukadi
Towards a Salvatorian Theology of Salvation in the African Perspective
131 – 152
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The world of today seems to be in trouble. Peace seems to have evaporated; and a cluster of national and international tensionprovoking incidents, together with the masters of suspicion who roam the vestibules of power and influence – not to mention the everyday common sense of the masses – all seem to converge on the significance of the terrorist attack in New York known as “9/11” as an event that no one dare to forget. The world lives with the fear that the forces of terrorism can hit and harm in any place and at any time. Terrorists hit Paris recently by killing journalists; and very recently in Kenya terrorists massacred 150 students who were all innocent. The aim of the killers is to destroy life. No one knows who or what will be the next target. Life itself is a target to be threatened, endangered, despoiled, and destroyed. In a word, we live in a global atmosphere where life is totally devalued and desacralized.


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Jacek Gorka
A Worthy Model of Faith Transmission for Contemporary Youth? An Assessment Based on the Instrumentum Laboris for the 15th Synod of Bishops
153 – 182
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In this article, we will explore one paradigm of faith transmission currently being used with young people. In so doing, we will assess the Instrumentum Laboris, written for the Synod for Youth that is scheduled to take place in 2018. In order to discuss and clarify the value of this paradigm of faith transmission, we shall offer evidence from pertinent events and ecclesial documents with a special focus on Dilecti Amici which was written by St. John Paul II in 1985 and addressed to the youth of that time. Our approach will be to use the relevant tools available from comparative and descriptive methods in order to understand the shifts that occur in the paradigm, and then apply the analytic method to help us explain reasons for our findings.


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