Mission from Conversion to Conversation . Nijmegen Institute for Mission Studies Occasional Paper 23. Nijmegen, Nijmegen Institute for Mission Studies 2014. Pp. x + 249. €17.50. In Mission from Conversion to Conversation , Ambrose J. Bwangatto aims to find an adequate model for mission for the Ugandan (Catholic) Church in the twenty-first century. Yet his book’s implications go far beyond his context. Its significance is recognized by the fact that the Nijmegen Institute for Mission Studies has chosen to publish what was originally a PhD thesis under the supervision of Frans Wijsen. Bwangatto, a Ugandan Catholic priest who teaches at St. Mbaaga’s Major Seminary in the Kampala Archdiocese, argues for “conversation” as that model not on the basis of the particular Ugandan circumstance alone but also from the perspective of Western philosophical developments. He starts from the inadequacies of the colonial model of “conversion,” which he exposes by discourse analysis of Ugandan mission documents, and then he uses Richard Rorty’s philosophy to move beyond the dichotomy of the liberation and dialogue approaches of post-Vatican ii missiology toward a better model, namely “conversation.” In utilizing Rorty’s conversation approach, Bwangatto has first to deal with Pope Emeritus Benedict’s chastisement of
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