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traditional African concept of God and the Christian concept of God

Peter ChiehiuМЈra Uzor

traditional African concept of God and the Christian concept of God

Chukwu bụ ndụ-- God is life, the Igbo perspective

by Peter ChiehiuМЈra Uzor

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Published by Peter Lang in Frankfurt am Main, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • God (African religion),
  • God (Christianity),
  • Igbo (African people) -- Religion.,
  • Christianity and culture -- Africa.,
  • Africa -- Religion.,
  • Africa -- Church history.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPeter Chiehiụra Uzor.
    SeriesBamberger theologische Studien -- Bd. 24
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL205 .U96 2004
    The Physical Object
    Pagination610 p. ;
    Number of Pages610
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18336573M
    ISBN 103631521456, 0820465666
    LC Control Number2004057618

    (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. Though the god of many monotheistic religions in Africa does not have an active hand in everyday events, those religions that believe in many gods or .

      Just been reading some of John Mbiti's "The Concept of God in Africa". Fascinating stuff, extract below. Fascinating stuff, extract below. It is amazing how a monistic and not a dualistic idea of God seems so prevalent in so many different African tribal cultures - the book is a massive study of over   Article ID: DM | By: Francis J. Beckwith. Most Christians who critique the Mormon view of God do so from a strictly biblical perspective. Christian apologists have correctly pointed out that Mormon theology conflicts with biblical doctrine in a number of important areas, including the nature of God, the plan of salvation, and the nature of man. 1 Although the .

    Prof. John S. Mbiti (), in the introduction to his seminal book, “African Religions and Philosophy”, published in , wrote: “Although many African languages do not have a word. Sarpong states that; “African Traditional religion challenges Christianity to re-appraise it self with regard to the main concepts which once were its pillars, but now are disappearing or becoming irrelevant” Sarpong may mean that Christianity has lost very important elements needed for the better relation between human beings and God as.


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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 Theologische Studien) [Uzor, Peter Chiehiura] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Traditional African Concept of God and the Christian Concept of God: Chukwu bụ ndụ – God is Life (The Igbo 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.

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.

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. 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. 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. 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.

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 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. The concept of God, divinities and spirits in African traditional religious ontology has been so misunderstood by many scholars to the point of seeing Africans as people who did not know the.

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.

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.

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, ).

The meaning of God in an African Traditional Religion and the meaninglessness of well-meaning mission The experience of Christian enculturation. 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. 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. missionaries to emphasise aspects of traditional African belief which conflict with the Judaeo-Christian world view, rather than those which accord with it.

Thus, instead of wondering at the traditional African concept of God, Western thinkers have emphasised fetishes, magic arts, the power of the spirits, and especially the ancestors (Oosthuizen. 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.

principles underlying the co-existence of the Akamba traditional religion and, Christianity. An endeavour is made to look at the universal concept of God, and how it compares with the traditional Akamba concept of God.

It ought to be remarked that the traditional Akamba concept of God is not different from the universal one. 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.

[Peter Chiehiụra Uzor]. 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).God makes it possible through Jesus Christ. O’Donovan contends that the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is the foundation for God’s plan of salvation Byang H. Kato, an African biblical scholar, argues that “man’s fundamental problem is sin against God .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 .