Bumuntu

In African thought it is the concept of Bumuntu (genuine humanity) that guides theological doctrines. A faith is authentic when it enhances human flourishing and when “orthodoxy” is reconciled with “orthopraxis” for the great common good and the greater glory of Shaka-panga, the supreme creator and “father of beings and things” (Shabantu-ne-bintu).

— Mutombo Nkulu-N’Sengha, “BUMUNTU: AN AFRICAN RESPONSE TO THE LUTHERAN-ROMAN CATHOLIC AGREEMENT ON JUSTIFICATION”, Journal of Ecumenical Studies 38:1, 2001, 43-49

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