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African Traditional Religion and The Christian Faith (Theological Perspectives in Africa)

by Cornelius Olowola

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Published by Africa Christian Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biblical concordances & commentaries,
  • Ethnic or tribal religions,
  • Religion - Theology,
  • Religion,
  • Christian Theology - General,
  • Religion / Theology,
  • Christianity - Theology - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages72
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9201817M
    ISBN 109964877986
    ISBN 109789964877989

    Books of interest to African Americans and people of color. Most are from a Christian perspective - biographies, devotionals, Bibles, children's books, urban christian fiction. Religion in Africa is multifaceted and has been a major influence on art, culture and , the continent's various populations and individuals are mostly adherents of Christianity, Islam, and to a lesser extent several traditional African Christian or Islamic communities, religious beliefs are also sometimes characterized with syncretism with the beliefs and practices.

    1. General Understanding of African Traditional Religion. Preamble. God has not left himself without a witness (Acts ). We believe, however, that he revealed himself in a special and unique way in the Judeo-Christian faith and supremely in our Lord Jesus Christ, outside of . Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Unspoken: Exposing the silent yet critical influence of African Traditional Religion on Christianity. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS More information about this seller | Contact this seller

      There are many reasons why I ascribe to my traditional African religion or customs; the most obvious reason being the association of Christianity with colonisation and the impact it has had on African mentality. Christianity in Africa and in most parts of Author: Sarudzayi Chifamba. In addition, there are elements of indigenous religion in African cultural practices. As a result, Africans still feel a significant influence from traditional African cosmologies and beliefs. At the end of the 20th century, Muslims worshiped throughout much of the continent.


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African Traditional Religion and The Christian Faith (Theological Perspectives in Africa) by Cornelius Olowola Download PDF EPUB FB2

The statistical expansion of the Christian faith in Africa in this century is one of the considerations that led me back to the issue of its relation with African religion. In there were an estimated 9 million Christians (accounting for about 7 per cent of the population of Africa).

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.

African Traditional Religion and The Christian Faith by Cornelius Olowola. 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.

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 : Cornelius Olowola.

Christian faith and African tradition. The issue of the relationship between the Christian faith and traditional beliefs and practices has been an important consideration since the very early days of the Church.

In fact, what may be called the first Council of the Church was held to deal with this very issue. The Big Book of Catholic Jokes. The traditional African religions (or traditional beliefs and practices of African people) are a set of highly diverse beliefs that includes various ethnic religions.

Generally, these traditions are oral rather than scriptural, include belief in an amount of higher and lower gods, sometimes including a supreme creator, belief in spirits, veneration of the dead, use of magic and traditional.

Mbiti's seminal book, African Religions and Philosophy (), was the first work to challenge Christian assumption that traditional African religious ideas were "demonic and anti-Christian".

His sympathetic treatment of traditional religions was based on massive field mater: Barrington College, University of Cambridge. The Impact of African Traditional Religious Beliefs and Cultural Values on Christian- Muslim Relations in Ghana from through the Present: A Case Study of Nkusukum-Ekumfi-Enyan area of the Central Region.

Submitted by Francis Acquah to the University of Exeter as a thesis for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Theology in December INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN TRADITIONAL RELIGION.

Welcome to the summary lecture of African Traditional Religions. This is a 3-hour summary lecture on the basic components of African Traditional Religions. The purpose of this is to help to orient a person who would like to work in the context of Africa.

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.

This book describes itself as: ‘a cultural, psychological study of the way Christian Malawians account for their involvement in African traditional religion’. It is a qualitative study of how Christians manage to be at the same time involved in African traditional religions, of.

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 /5(2).

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Olowola, Cornelius. African traditional religion and the Christian faith. Achimota, Ghana: African Christian Press,   Christianity: An African traditional religion an Ethiopian eunuch was converted and baptized into the Christian faith on his way back to his country by Philip.

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African world view, ‘all life is religion’(Farrington ). Tutu () recognises that pre-Christian Africans were receptive to the Christian gospel because the biblical message resonated with aspects of their own world view, some.

A person must be born in a particular African people in order to be able to follow African Religion. The people from Europe, America, and Asia cannot be converted to African Religion as it is more removed from their geographical and cultural setting.

African Traditional Religion is very pragmatic and apply to the need as it arises. It has suppliedFile Size: KB. Religion and Faith in Africa is an important contribution to the understanding of world religions and thus can contribute to the ongoing academic discourse about how we categorize religion and spirituality throughout the world.

I recommend it as a useful book for theological colleges and universities worldwide. AFRICAN TRADITIONAL RELIGION A SUB~STRUCTURE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA: A KENYAN PERSPECTIVE In the book, The Triple Heritage (). African Traditional Religion: A Definition (), Omosade Awolalu in Yoruba Belief and Sacrificial Rites and John Mbiti in The Concept of God in Africa () are a few examples of postcolonial scholars of religion who have resisted and denounced colonial idea that Africans do not know God.

They counteracted various derogatory names given to AIR. Influences of Christian Religion on African Traditional Religion And Value System Ibenwa, Christopher Ndubuisi Social Sciences Unit, School of General Studies.

University of Nigeria, Nsukka. @ Abstract African society is a homogenous and close one with its unique belief systems. Some of these beliefs and.The traditional African understanding and the interpretation of Christianity have deep roots in these fundamental beliefs of the African traditional religions.

This belief, just as in the case of the previous one, has a theological basis – the plurality of divinities (polytheism).1 His book, African Religions and Philosophy (London: Heinemann Educational Books, ), is a small compendium on the meaning of life in traditional and modern African society.

2 John S. Mbiti, Bible and Theology in African Christianity, (Nairobi: Oxford University Press, ),