Beyond Witnessing: A New Way of Humanising the World by Peter Chidi OkumaBeyond Witnessing: A New Way of Humanising the World by Peter Chidi Okuma

Beyond Witnessing: A New Way of Humanising the World

byPeter Chidi Okuma

Hardcover | September 3, 2013

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The Poor and poverty-related issues and questions are in vogue. Humanitarianism is in. Yet so many mouths are hungry and poor – even «more hunger» than never. What is responsible? Aren’t there enough theories to end poverty like that of Jeffery Sachs: The End of Poverty. How we can make it happen in our Lifetime? Or those of Dambisa Moyo and others? Are resources not really enough and those directly concerned not doing enough in «doling out» help? Are we not donating enough? This author has x-rayed the theories of poverty and world poverty in particular through the purview of Jeffery Sachs. The author discovered that we need to go beyond witnessing today in order to really make true and lasting impact on the lives of humans. As he suggests through a combination of what he calls the «Christian Metannarrative hermeneutics» and the Mother Teresa of Calcutta model: «We are called to live the love of God, not to feel the love of God. We live this love through prayer and action. Our work is the fruit of our prayer, so that if our work is not going well, we must examine our prayer life. If we neglect our work or are harsh, proud, moody, and angry, then we should examine our prayer life. We will see that something has gone wrong there.»
Peter Chidi Okuma is a priest of the diocese of Orlu (Nigeria). He holds a Diploma with Distinction in Freelance and Feature Writing in Journalism from The London School of Journalism (UK). He also holds three Masters degrees in Religious Studies, Education/Psychology, and Theology from the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) where...
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Title:Beyond Witnessing: A New Way of Humanising the WorldFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:September 3, 2013Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Contents: A Way of Humanizing the World? Reviewing the popular theory of Jeffrey Sachs: a synopsis of his work The End of Poverty. How we can make it happen in our Lifetime – The semantics of Witnessing – The paradox of Witnessing Beyond – Witnessing Beyond - the Christian Metanarrative hermeneutics as a way of humanizing the world – Christian background to Witnessing Beyond – The historical backbone of Witnessing Beyond – Christ as the ideal – «Lord Teach us how to pray» (Luke 11:1-13): The example of the apostles in Witnessing Beyond – Prayer at the core of Witnessing Beyond – The eucharist as the utmost prayer vis-à-vis Witnessing Beyond – The logic of meaning of the eucharist as a paradigm for Witnessing Beyond – The paradox of this disposition – The socio-theological dimension of the eucharist at the service of Witnessing Beyond – The challenge of Witnessing Beyond in concrete today – The case of organizations and corporates – Organizations and corporatism: A postmodern challenge to Witnessing Beyond – Possible causes of crisis in postmodern Witnessing effort – The case of the organizations – The world of social organizations and the corporate world vis-à-vis spirituality of Witnessing Beyond – Witnessing Beyond vis-à-vis the global challenge in charity-action today – Grasping the inner logic of Witnessing Beyond in the light of today’s concrete challenge.