The Salvatorian Institute providing some course in Swahili (Saturday Catechetical Course & Annual Catechetical Course) has acknowledged a great need of publications promoting Christianity in that language.

The main purpose of establishing Salvatorianum Publishing House was to provide material in Swahili for both Catechetical Courses. Those materials are also available for similar institutions existing in the country as well as for those Catholics and all Christians in Tanzania having a desire to deepen their faith.

Being faithful to the original idea, Salvatorianum seeks to publish mainly the teachers' works or their translations in Swahili.

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Recent Publications

Major Events1. Major Events in African History: A Guide to the Study of the Origins and Development of the Modern African States
by Fr. Jovitus F. Kamara Mwijage
 
ISBN 9987 645 12 7; 386 pages; 2nd revised and enlarged ed. 2004, reprinted in 2012 with corrections

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2. Introduction to the Pentateuch and Historical BooksIntroduction to Penuch
by William Ngowi, OFM Cap
 
ISBN 978-9987-645-30-5; 165 pages; year of publication 2012

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3. Thus Says the Lord: Introduction to Prophetic Literaturethus says the lord
by William Ngowi, OFM Cap
 
ISBN 978-9987-645-27-5; 391 pages; year of publication 2012

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4. Typographical Norms: An Aid for Preparing Research PapersTypographical Norms
(For Humanities and Author-Date Style with References to The Chicago Manual of Style)
by Bernard Witek, in collaboration with Edmond Ouma Ogalo
 
ISBN 978-9987-645-24-0; 126 pages; year of publication 2012

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1. Are Catholic Schools Still Catholic?schools cahtolic
by Eric J. Boos
 
ISBN 9987-645-08-9; 121 pages; year of publication 2001

In his encyclical letter, Ex Corde Ecclessiae, Pope John Paul II challenges Catholic institutions to strengthen their Catholic identity as a means of assuring the education of the whole human person for the sake of a better society. Subtitled "Responding to the Challenge of Ex Corde Ecclessiae by Implementing Ethics Across the Curriculum Through the Human Systems Paradigm," this book articulates the Pope's challenge in light of the broader Catholic Intellectual Tradition and suggests an educational model to satisfy that challenge.

2. Christian Family as Domestic ChurchChristian Family
by Fr. Joseph Israel, ALCP/OSS
 
ISBN 9987-645-09-7; 67 pages; year of publication 2001

The Synod of Africa defines the nature of the Church as the family of God. It invites all Christians in Africa to build and live as the family of God. In my doctoral thesis, I concentrated on the biblical, historical, anthropological, theological and pastoral implications of the image "Church-as-Family." Later, I realized that it is quite impossible to build the Church as family if Christian families are not authentic Churches. This book deals with the Christian family as a domestic Church, an image that we find in the Sacred Scripture, the Fathers of the Church, the Second Vatican Council, Post Second Vatican Council teachings, and various pastoral addresses.

3. Come, Lord Jesus! A Guide to Revelation as Sacred Reading Come Lord
by H. D. Kreilkamp
 
ISBN 9987 645 19 4; 127 pages; year of publication 2006; price $8.95 (pbk)

The author, Dr. Kreilkamp, has a license in theology from the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome and a doctorate in history from the Catholic University of America. 
Professor of History and Philosophy at Saint Joseph's College in Indiana for nearly thirty years, he also taught at the Salvatorian Institute in Morogoro, and more recently has lectured on the Hebrew and Christian scriptures in the diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana's ELM program. He is currently contributing editor for The Catholic Moment, and also engaged in prison ministry in jails and correctional centers. 
Henri Nouwen used to say that 98% of all our lives is spent waiting. If that is so, then the prayer, Come, Lord Jesus! is a very appropriate prayer for most of our waking moments. 
Dr. Kreilkamp's guide to John's Book of Revelation, a spiritual treasure which has lasted so long and withstood so many social and religious upheavals and so many catastrophes over the centuries, has something deeply vital to say to us during these trying times in which we live.

This is a reader-friendly and insightful book on the most misunderstood book in the New Testament. It invites the reader to enter John's text in a way that will be helpful for prayer. I hope it receives a wide audience. 
by Michael Crosby, Author of The Prayer that Jesus Taught Us

4. Enjili iliyotafakariwa katika Rozari enjili

ISBN 9987-645-01-1; 62 pages; 3rd ed. 2004

5. Falsafa na Ufunuo wa Maarifa: Kipindi cha kati, usasa, na mapambano ya ujenzi wa mihimili ya hoja za maadili, dini, sayansi na sheriaFalsafa
by Adolf Mihanjo
 
ISBN 9987-645-16-X; 220 pages; year of publication 2005

It is a philosophical text written in Swahili dealing with Medieval, Renaissance and the thought of Francis Bacon and Thomas Hobbes. In this text Dr. Mihanjo shows how medieval thinkers made the synthesis of Christian faith and Muslim ethics on the foundation of Platonic and Aristotelian epistemology and metaphysics. The book goes further to explore the fact that it was through Ockham with the theory of "double truth" that the ground for the separation between faith and reason and their objects of knowledge was laid down. 
Such separation prepared the ground for the emergence of Renaissance which in turn, laid the ground for the emergence of modern philosophy and science. Finally, the book appeals to East African people on the importance of using native language especially on the transmission of scientific ideas. The book substantiates this claim by recalling to the history of growth of thought and civilization in the west whereby, it was only when philosophy was written in the native language in which Voltaire and Rousseau wrote in French, Hume and Locke in English and Kant in German that Europe experienced great social and scientific revolution. This was so because knowledge became the property of the people and not of few. The book concludes that it is only when Africa tames this great intellectual genus with their own language will hardly become the creator of knowledge nor will Africa stand in the globalized world with its own clear theoretical synthesis.

6. Falsafa na Usanifu wa Hoja - Kutoka Wayunani Hadi wa TanzaniaFalsafa2
by Adolf Mihanjo
 
ISBN 9987-645-14-3; 306 pages; year of publication 2004

The book, written in Swahili, deals with Philosophy and its interpretation in Greek and Tanzanian perspective. It presents ideas and insights from various of the Greek Philosophers (Thales, Anaximender, Anaximenes, Pythagoras, Heraclitus, Parmenides, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle) and the prominent Greek philosophical schools (Atomist, Sophist, Epicurean, Stoic, Skeptic, Neo-Platonist). In his selection and explanation of Greek philosophical thought, the author maintains a view, too, to the African concerns and perspectives. An over-arching aim of his reflections is the conviction that such philosophical reflection can be of assistance in providing solutions to present day problems in Africa, and especially at Tanzania.

7. Human Rights, Cultural Differences, and The Church in Africahuman rights
by Fr. Aquiline Tarimo, SJ
 
ISBN 9987-645-13-5; 279 pages; year of publication 2004

This book examines the complex relationships among institutions. Included in its scope are: the deterioration of state structures and their impact on human rights: ethics; problems related to ethnicity; the role of non-governmental organizations; African debt crisis; gender inequality and the rights of women in relation to the African religio-cultural practices; and the role of the Catholic Bishops' Episcopal Conferences in promoting human rights locally. In examining these issues the author retains a focus on Africa, considering the varied loyalties and complex inequalities prevailing in contemporary Africa.

8. Introduction to the Pentateuch and Historical BooksIntroduction to Penuch
by William Ngowi, OFM Cap
 
ISBN 978-9987-645-30-5; 165 pages; year of publication 2012

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9. Kristo Mtu Mzima wakati wa NoeliKristo
by Raymond E. Brown; trans. by Fr. Lazarus Msimbe, SDS
 
ISBN 9987-645-05-4; 56 pages; year of publication 2001

This book is a Swahili translation of Raymond E. Brown's An Adult Christ at Christmas. This text is an important aid to gaining a deeper understanding of Christmas. It enables a deeper appreciation of the Christmas story as described by Matthew and Luke and richer understanding of the message the evangelical writers left to us in the Infancy Narratives.

10. Maandiko ya KiufunuoMaandiko ya
by Fr. William Ngowi, OFM Cap
 
ISBN 9987-645-07-0; 217 pages; year of publication 2000

Maandiko ya Kiufunuo is a Swahili translation done by Mr. Pantaleon Mbisa of Apocalyptic Literature. The text examines apocalyptic eschatology, which we define as a religious perspective that focuses on the disclosure (usually esoteric in nature) to the elect of the cosmic vision of Yahweh's sovereignty. Due to a pessimistic view of reality growing out of the bleak post-exilic conditions, the visionaries have largely ceased to translate Yahweh's sovereignty, especially as it relates to his actions to deliver His faithful, into the terms of plain history, real politics, and human instrumentality. The book helps to contextualize the proclamations of the visionaries whose historical conditions seemed unsuitable for a realization of the envisioned restoration of Yahweh's people.

11. Major Events in African History: A Guide to the Study of the Origins and Development of the Modern African StatesMajor Events
by Fr. Jovitus F. Kamara Mwijage
 
ISBN 9987 645 12 7; 386 pages; 2nd revised and enlarged ed. 2004, reprinted in 2012 with corrections

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12. Misemo ya Mababa wa Jangwani
translated by Fr. William Ngowi, OFM Cap
 Misemo
ISBN 0-264-66350-0; 278 pages; year of publication 2000

This book is a Kiswahili translation of A.R. Mowbray's The Sayings of the Desert Fathers. This collection of the Sayings of the Desert Fathers, previously available only in fragments, is now accessible in English & Kiswahili in its entirety at precisely a time when there is a widespread desire among people to expand their horizons to include the spiritual atmosphere of the early monks and thereby to gain access to the spiritual riches of the Desert Fathers. The wisdom of the desert speaks directly to all those who understand that in one way or another the time for rendering accounts is drawing near. To meditate on that wisdom is to interact with eternal truths. (NB: Only the Kiswahili version is published by Salvatorianum).

13. Nguvu ya MsalabaNguvu
by Fr. Joseph Israel, ALCP/OSS
 
ISBN 9987-645-11-9; 60 pages; year of publication 2002

As the title indicates, this Swahili book speaks about the Power of the Cross and its unique ability to draw people to Christ. The book helps the reader to know the evil of that sin which brought Christ to the cross. It provides insight, too, into the various words pronounced during the sufferings of Jesus and finally into what the Sacred Scriptures say about the cross.

14. Pamoja Tusali na Kumwimbia BwanaPamoja
by Bp. Desiderius Rwoma
 
ISBN 9987-645-17-8; 82 pages; year of publication 2005

15. Paulo na Nyaraka Zake
by Fr. William Ngowi, OFM Cap
 Paulo
ISBN 9987-645-02-X; 224 pages; year of publication 1999

This book is a Swahili translation by Mr. Pantaleon Mbisa of Paul and His Letters. It makes available to the Swahili reader a useful tool to understanding the letters of Paul. Besides providing the reader with an analysis of the letters' structure, the book also identifies the uniqueness of each letter and historical situation in which they were written.

16. Property Rights, Pastoral People and Problems with Privatization in Tanzania
by Eric J. Boos
 
ISBN 9987-645-15-1; 137 pages; year of publication 2004

17. Sala Kulingana na Mahitaji ya Wakatisala kulingana
by Bp. Desiderius Rwoma
 
ISBN 9987-645-10-0; 54 pages; year of publication 2001

Sala Kulingana na Mahitaji ya Wakati is a Swahili text intended to assist the Christian to understand, to learn, and to be able to pray in each day and at any time. It is an aid to assist communication with God any time in the life.

18. Thus Says the Lord: Introduction to Prophetic Literaturethus says the lord
by William Ngowi, OFM Cap
 
ISBN 978-9987-645-27-5; 391 pages; year of publication 2012

See the Table of Contents, Introduction and sample pages pdf logo

19. Typographical Norms: An Aid for Preparing Research PapersTypographical Norms
(For Humanities and Author-Date Style with References to The Chicago Manual of Style)
by Bernard Witek, in collaboration with Edmond Ouma Ogalo
 
ISBN 978-9987-645-24-0; 126 pages; year of publication 2012

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20. Ufafanuzi wa Barua: Injili ya UhaiUfafanuzi
by Fr. Joseph Israel, ALCP/OSS
 
ISBN 9987-645-06-2; 46 pages; year of publication 2000; 2nd ed. 2001

This Swahili book, as the title indicates, provides an explanation of the papal letter, The Gospel of Life. In simple language it presents the ideas of Pope John Paul II as presented in his Encyclical on this topic. It shows that life is a gift from God, is holy and therefore needs to be respected by all. This is the belief of the Church. This belief helps us to understand that in life, all have the opportunity to see the face of God.

21. Utangulizi kwa InjiliUtangulizi
by Fr. William Ngowi, OFM Cap
 
ISBN 9987-645-03-8; 236 pages; year of publication 1999

Utangulizi kwa Injili is, as the name indicates an Introduction to the Gospel, and more precisely the New Testament. The text provides numerous aids to the understanding of the New Testament. In order to understand the New Testament it is important also to know the people and events that happened in Jesus' life. Any reader of the New Testament needs to put himself/herself in the situation of the people of that time in order to understand the richness of the message the writers have left to us.

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