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Religious Plurality in Africa : Essays in Honor of John S. Mbiti :  Essays in Honor of John S. Mbiti - Jacob K. Olupona

Religious Plurality in Africa : Essays in Honor of John S. Mbiti

Essays in Honor of John S. Mbiti

By: Jacob K. Olupona (Editor), Sulayman S. Nyang (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1993
ISBN: 9783110122206
Number Of Pages: 476
For Ages: 22+ years old

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The series Religion and Society (RS) contributes to the exploration of religions as social systems both in Western and non-Western societies; in particular, it examines religions in their differentiation from, and intersection with, other cultural systems, such as art, economy, law and politics. Due attention is given to paradigmatic case or comparative studies that exhibit a clear theoretical orientation with the empirical and historical data of religion and such aspects of religion as ritual, the religious imagination, constructions of tradition, iconography, or media. In addition, the formation of religious communities, their construction of identity, and their relation to society and the wider public are key issues of this series. "

Foreword: Listening to Africa
Preface: Religious plurality in Africa
A biographical sketchp. 1
Introduction: Issues and perspectives on religious plurality in Africap. 11
The Study of African Traditional Religionp. 41
The study of African religions in retrospect: From "Westernization" to "Africanization"p. 43
African traditional religion: An enduring heritagep. 67
Time and African beliefs revisitedp. 83
Traditional African healing system versus Western medicine in Southern Ghana: An encounterp. 95
Gods as policemen: Religion and social control in Igbolandp. 109
African Theologyp. 133
African theology revisitedp. 135
Civil authority - From the perspective of African theologyp. 145
The Bible and oral traditionp. 165
Africa and Christianityp. 177
Africa and Christianity: Domestication of Christian values in the African churchp. 179
African independent churches and theological scholarship in Germanyp. 197
The issue of social justice and order in Africap. 211
Africa and Some World Religionsp. 229
Islamic revivalism in West Africa: Historical perspectives and recent developmentsp. 231
Christian-Muslim relations in Africap. 273
The place and role of India's religions in Africap. 285
Africa and Judaism: Retrospect, problems and prospectsp. 311
Responses to John Mbiti's Workp. 317
John Mbiti's work on African religion as reflected in the perceptions of students in a British universityp. 319
A critique of John Mbiti's view on love and marriage in Africap. 341
John Mbiti's contribution to African theologyp. 367
John Mbiti's contribution to African philosophyp. 391
Bibliographyp. 397
Notes on contributorsp. 417
Subject indexp. 425
Index of names and authorsp. 450
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ISBN: 9783110122206
ISBN-10: 3110122200
Series: Religion and Society
Audience: General
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 476
Published: 1993
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 0.84

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