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The Traditional African Concept Of God And The Christian Concept Of God
Peter Chiehiura Uzor
by Peter Lang Publishing
Written in English
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"African Religions and Philosophy" is a systematic study of the attitudes of mind and belief that have evolved in the many societies of Africa. In this second edition, Dr Mbiti has updated his material to include the involvement of women in religion, and the potential unity to be found in what was once thought to be a mass of quite separate religions.4/5(4). The Bible and Christian theology have to address this dominant influence and impact upon the traditional African life. Traditional African concepts of reality and destiny are deeply rooted in the spirit world. the fact that Africans have a concept of an universal God and the Creator (Idowu, ; Mbiti, ). powerful influence on man.
of God in any African Traditional Religion is asking for trouble, because the meaning of the English terms come with such a long his-tory, from the Latin, of theological baggage, that it is not at all natural to give space to the African meanings in their context. 'The Afri-can attitude to God is perhaps understood least' (Sawyer, , p. ix). Followers of ATR call “God” by different names, but they all have innate knowledge of the same true God. Western commentators who insist that the Judeo-Christian concept of God was foreign to Africans overlook the fact that virtually every African ethnic .
(viii) God is holy as seen from the nature of sacrifices and the purity of the people involved. (ix) God is All-knowing. He knows and sees everything. (x) God is everywhere (omnipresent). (xi) God is immanent because He is not limited to space and time. (xii) God is transcendent. He is beyond human description. (xiii) God is self-existent. A. Christian concepts dominated the educational institutions of many African kingdoms. B. Muslim and Christian converts felt the one God was like their traditional supreme being. C. Where Islam dominated, Africans, as “people of the Book,” practiced their local faiths. D. Islam played an significant part in government and business in many.
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Concepts of God in Africa book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. John Samuel Mbiti was a Kenyan-born Christian religious philosopher and writer. From up until his death inMbiti was an Emeritus professor at the University of Bern and parish minister to the town of Burgdorf, Switzerland/5.
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The Traditional African Concept of God and the Christian Concept of God: Chukwu bụ ndụ – God is Life (The Igbo Perspective) (Bamberger Author: Peter Chiehiura Uzor. This book is motivated by the positive view of the non-Christian religions expressed by the Fathers of the Vatican Council II (cf.
NA 2a), a revolutionary view considered from the official teaching of the tradition of the Church up till then, and much more in such a central issue as the belief in God.
Traditional African religions generally believe in an afterlife, one or more Spirit worlds, and Ancestor worship is an important basic concept in mostly all African religions. Some African religions adopted different views through the influence of Islam or even Hinduism.
For getting a traditional idea of God, this research has especially emphasized on the books which were published before C.E. GOD IN AFRICAN TRADITION African religious followers mostly adhere to the same faith about God like the Islamic and Christian concept of monotheism, but holding their own way of practicing rituals.
Chapter 3 describes the basic beliefs in African traditional religions, several African ethnic groups’ concepts of God, and the African theologians’ Christianization of the African God by employing Christian theological terms. This chapter concludes that it is not possible to presume a homogenous or one unified concept of God in Africa.
Christianity - Christianity - Characteristic features of the Christian concept of God: Within the Christian perception and experience of God, characteristic features stand out: (1) the personality of God, (2) God as the Creator, (3) God as the Lord of history, and (4) God as Judge. (1) God, as person, is the “I am who I am” designated in Exodus THE TITLE: CONCEPTS OF GOD IN THETRADITIONAL FAITH OF THE MERU PEOPLE OF KENYA TEN KEY TERMS Concepts of God in Africa, Traditional African Religion, Moral Education in Africa, Traditional African Education, Christian Mission in Africa, The Meru people of Kenya, Applied Ethics, Applied Theology, Moral Theology, and Interfaith Relations.
The concept of God, divinities and spirits in African traditional religious ontology has been a controversial and misunderstood concept. Various factors led to this controversy and misunderstanding, such as prejudice by Western scholars who measured African traditional religious concept with Christianity.
Other. Mbiti’s first book takes a systematic look into the belief that African traditional religions were rooted in anti-Christian beliefs. He revised the book to include the role of women in religion.
Concepts of God in Africa. London: SPCK (April ). ISBN ; African peoples are not religiously illiterate, this book presents a. African Traditional Religion. This paper examines the concept and philosophy of African Traditional Religion from the viewpoint of Africans. It presents the worldview, philosophical nature and foundation of African Traditional Religion.
It also shows that the worship of God in African Traditional Religion is through sacrifices, offerings. ATR (African Traditional Religion) Introduction Three religions dominates African continent: ATR, Islam and Christianity.
African Traditional Religion has grown out of the African soil. It is not brought from outside. It is best distinguished as ATR.
It is described as the product of thinking and experience of African forefathers and mothers of. 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, ), In Africa we have a number of religions & tribes, incl the mainstream: Muslim; Christian; Hindu; Buddhist, then there is Ancestor/ Christian.I can comment on what I know about the Zulu culture & their traditional worship Ancestor/ Christian: There is a belief in the Trinity & are committed to service of Jehovah; & they include their ancestors as guides & oracles in every day life.
Some years ago l attempted to compare African Traditional Religion, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and it can be a good food. l however left out celibacy, which is featring now prominently. Among the Baganda and and Africans, some priests and priestrasses lived a celibate life just like the ROman Catholic Church and partly by.
ABSTRACT The concept of God in the traditional religion of Akan and Ewe ethnic groups compare to the Bible By Godwin Kwame Ofosuhene I am going to focus this writing, on how the Akan and Ewe ethnic groups of Ghana, understood God in their traditional. 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.
Prof. John S. Mbiti (), in the introduction to his seminal book, “African Religions and Philosophy”, published inwrote: “Although many African languages do not have a word. African peoples do not consider God to be a man, but in order to express certain concepts, they employ languages and images about God as an aid to their conceptualization of him whom they have not seen and about whom they confess to know little or nothing.
God is experienced as an all-pervading reality. He is the constant participant in the affairs of human beings. The African Origins of Western Civilization, Religion, and Ethics Philosophy.
Muata Ashby’s book sets the stage with discussions of Kemetic (Ancient Egyptian) civilization, and how the original teachings of the great Shepsu led to the rise of other traditions like Ayurveda on the Indian Subcontinent and, of course, Christianity. In the African traditional religions, ancestors were never considered demonic or as part of evil spirits (;).
By this label serious damage was done to the gospel in Africa. This left the African people with the idea that God could not handle the hostile spirits that attacked people on a daily basis.
One of the other areas of conflict between the traditional religion and Christianity in Igbo nation is in burial ceremonies. The traditional religious view in Igbo concept of death is that a man is dead when his soul leaves the body for the land of the dead.
The traditionalist performs some ritualistic ceremonies before burying a dead person.Get this from a library! The traditional African concept of God and the Christian concept of God: Chukwu bụ ndụ-- God is life, the Igbo perspective.
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