African Religion Defined: A Systematic Study of Ancestor - download pdf or read online

By Anthony Ephirim-Donkor

African faith is ancestor worship; it revolves round the lifeless, now regarded as alive and good in heaven (the Samanadzie) and propitiated via the dwelling in the world. For the Akan, the ancestors’ stool is the brand of the ancestors (Nananom Nsamanfo). Led via their kings and queen moms as dwelling ancestors, the Akan periodically propitiate the ancestors’ stools housing their ancestors. In go back, the ancestors and deities impression the affairs of dwelling descendants, making ancestor worship as tenably achievable as the other religion.
This moment variation updates the scholarship on ancestor worship via demonstrating the centrality of the ancestors’ stool because the final non secular image. additionally, all chapters were multiplied. a brand new bankruptcy has been further to teach how ancestor worship is pragmatically integrative, theologically sound, teleological in addition to soteriological, with a hugely educated clerical physique and elders as mediators.

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