The Doctrine Of God In African Christian Thought

Author : James Henry Owino Kombo
ISBN : 9789047420224
Genre : Religion
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Noting the relationship between philosophy and the doctrine of the Trinity, this book offers the African pre-Christian understanding of God and the Ntu-metaphysics as theoretical gateways for African reflections on the doctrine of the Trinity.
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African Traditional Religion And The Christian Faith

Author : Cornelius Olowola
ISBN : UOM:39015052671370
Genre : Religion
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The continuing revival of traditional African religion presents an unavoidable challenge to African Christianity. While Africans today are being exposed to modern education, traditional thought is still the source of the basic world-view of most of the people, and the growing Christian population is not exempt from this influence. This book provides a new, constructive and critical approach to African traditional religion, from the standpoint of Christian faith. The major issues discussed are: African beliefs about God; sources of African knowledge about God; African beliefs about the spirit world; worship of the spirits; and African beliefs about sacrifice and sacrifice in a biblical perspective.
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God In Africa

Author : Malcolm J. McVeigh
ISBN : STANFORD:36105035878805
Genre : Religion
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Combines clarity and simplicity of style with intuitive and scholarly depth, bringing the Christian and African concepts of God into focus.
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Resolving The Prevailing Conflicts Between Christianity And African Igbo Traditional Religion Through Inculturation

Author : Edwin Anaegboka Udoye
ISBN : 9783643901163
Genre : Religion
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For not integrating initially some of the good elements in Igbo culture, many Igbo Christians have double personality - Christian personality and traditional personality. They are Christians on Sundays but traditionalists on weekdays. To combat such an anomalous situation, in imitation of Christ's effort at completing what was lacking in the Jewish religion, author Edwin Udoye proposes radical inculturation. His book equally contains many serious theological reflections such that it recommends itself to both theologians and the scholars researching on the religions of the world. Udoye has therefore made a very significant contribution worthy of commendation to both theological and religious studies.
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African Religion Philosophy And Christianity In Logos Christ

Author : Emmanuel K. Twesigye
ISBN : STANFORD:36105020260613
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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This book is both a major expansion and revision of Common Ground: Christianity, African Religion, and Philosophy. The original central thesis has remained unchanged. The central arguments in this book respond to the sensitive theological Christian dogma of "extra ecclesiam nulla salus." The book rejects this doctrine as theologically erroneous, uncharitable, and absurd. The author demonstrates the universal reality and sound logic of the efficacious existence of God's universal salvation and God's kingdom, beyond the confines of the traditional Apostolic Christian Church. God's universal Agape in creation is mediated through God's eternal Word (Logos-Christ). The creative and redemptive cosmic work of God in the Logos-Christ constitutes God's universal gratuitous process of creation and recreation or redemption. No human being or society is ever left out of this redemptive, universal free grace of God. This book has been primarily written for scholars, teachers, and advanced college students or serious readers in the fields of Theology, Philosophy, African Studies, African-American Studies, African Traditional Religion, Ecclesiology, Missiology, Comparative Religion, Cultural Anthropology, and Sociology.
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African Traditional Religion Encounters Christianity

Author : John Chitakure
ISBN : 9781498244190
Genre : Religion
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Right from the beginning of humankind, God has never deprived a people of his grace and revelation. In fact, God uses people’s environment and culture to communicate his will. There is no single religion that can claim to have the exclusive possession of God’s revelation, for God is too immense to be confined within one faith. Hence, it was erroneous, blasphemous, and misleading for some of the early Christian missionaries to Africa to claim that they had brought God to Africa, a mentality that implied the non-existence of God in Africa before their arrival. Of course, God was already in Africa, but the missionaries either failed to discern his presence or just disregarded the traces of his existence. This book explores the religious beliefs, practices, and values of the indigenous people of Africa at the time of the early missionaries’ arrival, with particular reference to the Shona people of Zimbabwe. It also evaluates the extent of the missionarie’s successes and challenges in converting Africans to Christianity. It finally surveys how African Christians have remained attached to the indigenous religious beliefs that used to provide answers to their existential questions.
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Re Imagining African Christologies

Author : Victor I. Ezigbo
ISBN : 9781630878030
Genre : Religion
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"Who do you say that I am" (Mark 8:29) is the question of Christology. By asking this question, Jesus invites his followers to interpret him from within their own contexts-history, experience, and social location. Therefore, all responses to Jesus's invitation are contextual. But for too long, many theologians particularly in the West have continued to see Christology as a universal endeavor that is devoid of any contextual influences. This understanding of Christology undermines Jesus's expectations from us to imagine and appropriate him from within our own contexts. In Re-imagining African Christologies, Victor I. Ezigbo presents a constructive exposition of the unique ways that many African theologians and lay Christians from various church denominations have interpreted and appropriated Jesus Christ in their own contexts. He also articulates the constructive contributions that these African Christologies can make to the development of Christological discourse in non-African Christian communities.
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African Christian God Talk

Author : George F. Pickens
ISBN : 0761829210
Genre : Religion
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In 1957, during the fervor of the East African Revival, Matthew Ajuoga led over 16,000 communicants out of the Anglican Church in Nyanza, Kenya, to establish the Church of Christ in Africa-Johera. In 1993, after thirty-six years of silence, Matthew Ajuoga offered his 'God-Talk' the story of his Christian experiences within the Johera Narrative. In African Christian God-Talk, George Pickens provides an effective collection and presentation of Ajuoga's Johera Narrative. Pickens presents an until now non-existent oral theological text on the subject, providing a guide for collectors and handlers of such source material."
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