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Christianity and African traditional religion

Bregje de Kok

Christianity and African traditional religion

two realities of a different kind. A cultural psychological study of the way Christian Malawians account for their involvement in African traditional religion

by Bregje de Kok

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Published by Kachere Series in Zomba, Malawi .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Christianity and other religions -- African,
  • Christianity and other religions -- Malawi,
  • Christianity -- Malawi,
  • Malawi -- Religion

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Bregje de Kok
    SeriesSources for the study of religion in Malawi -- no. 19
    The Physical Object
    Pagination119 p. ;
    Number of Pages119
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15493281M

    African traditional religion. The paper attempts to demonstrate the vast potentials of oral tradition as a vehicular access to understanding African beliefs and practices. It then highlights the urgent need, in the face of a rapidly changing world, where values are shifting fast, to document for posterity a religion whose tenets have been File Size: KB. A Theological Reflection on Mbiti’s Conception of Salvation in African Christianity. By Adewale J. Adelakun Abstract In his book titled Bible and Theology in African Christianity, John Mbiti shares his beliefs about theological issues such as faith, prayer and salvation and how they are understood in African Christianity.

    African religion cannot be separated from daily life. The Main Characteristics of African Traditional ) to the two mission religions. The religious beliefs, practices and the€human characteristics (such as love, power, knowledge) are transferred to an€speak of African Traditional Religion we File Size: 77KB. 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.

    Was Christianity the stumbling block or was the problem deeper, because Prof. E. Mveng gave a paper on "Black African Art as Cosmic Liturgy and Religious Language"? Was the mention "African Beliefs and Practices" itself an offence, or was it my suggestion that there is something that these can offer to make Christianity a truly African religion? African religion. In five of these countries—Benin, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, and the Ivory Coast—African religion is the majority religion. In Sierra Leone, Botswana, and Burkina Faso more than 33 percent follow African religion, although it is not the religion of .


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Christianity and African traditional religion by Bregje de Kok Download PDF EPUB FB2

Outside cultures have been one of the biggest influences on African traditional religions. Christianity was the first world religion on the continent and spread across north Africa from the 1st century C.E. Islam supplanted Christianity in the region in the 7th century.

Christianity and African Traditional Religion Two Realities of a Different Kind by Bregje de Kok. 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 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).

In Christianity, prayers are offered to God through a medium, Jesus Christ and in traditional african religion, prayers are offered to God through a medium, ifa or sango or amadioha etc. In christianity, they believe that God is the alpha and omega, and in traditional African religion, they also believe the same.

The Church in the African Scene. It is in this complex of religiosity that the preaching of the gospel makes sense; it is this preparedness that has undergirded the spreading of the gospel like wildfire among African societies which had hitherto followed and practiced traditional religion.

‘Christianity and the African traditional religion(s): The postcolonial round of engagement’, Verbum et Ecclesia 32(1), Art. #, 10 pages. doi/ ve.v32i Note: This paper was originally presented at the World Reform Fellowship Conference, Krugersdorp (Agterberg Center), South Africa, 23–25 September The book argues very strongly that African religion, cultures and worldviews have to be subjected to Biblical authority, definition and teachings, Christianity as a religious system with its sets of beliefs, practices and religious life does not meet an empty traditional African mind, but one, which is already preoccupied with the African.

It is necessary to have the perception of the basic concept of the word “conflict” before exploring the extensive area of conflicts between African Traditional Religion and Christianity. Conflict is a reality. It does not exist in a vacuum or up there in the blues but among humans. It is unavoidable in human by: 4.

This volume of fourteen chapters examines the nature, structure, and significance of African traditional religion(s) as dynamic, changing tradition(s). It analyzes and interprets several significant aspects of African religions and explores their possible contributions to national /5(6).

This book explores the religious beliefs, practices, and values of the indigenous people of Africa at the time of the early missionaries’ arrival, with particular reference to the Shona people of Zimbabwe.

It also evaluates the extent of the missionarie’s successes and challenges in converting Africans to Christianity. - It has become customary in modern times to discuss the history of African Christianity focusing only on the period dating back to the colonial days. Jomo Kenyatta, in his book.

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, singing, dancing and prayers. constantly liable to misunderstand the African worldview and beliefs. Religion enters into every aspect of the life of the Africans and it cannot be studied in isolation.

Its study has to go hand-in-hand with the study of the people who practise the religion. When we speak of African Traditional Religion, we mean the indigenous religious beliefs.

Traditional African religions have faced persecution from the proponents of different ideologies. Adherents of these religions have been forcefully converted to Islam and Christianity, demonized and marginalized.

The atrocities include killings, waging war, destroying of. THE RELATIONSHIP OF CHRISTIANITY TO AFRICAN TRADITIONAL RELIGION Part Two Continued from Part One (Taken from my book, African Traditional Religion in Biblical Perspective) (Liberals emphasize the continuity between ATR and Christianity.

For example) In the 19th and 20th centuries, under the influence of a higher critical view of Scriptures and the evolutionary development. This book highlights and discusses the common elements which introduce African Traditional Religion as one unified religion and not a collection of religions.

The major focus of the book is discussing the need for studying ATR in twenty-first-century Africa whereby. This book is a well-researched masterpiece on African traditional religion and Christianity. It exposes the problem of syncretism and paganism in religious practices—emphasizes Christianity as exclusively faith in Jesus Christ and the finished work on the cross.

African traditional religion is an organized religion, indigenous in nature, and. Religion in Africa is multifaceted and has been a major influence on art, culture andthe 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.

The African continent is home to more than 6, different ethnic and cultural groups, each with its own religious traditions. Yet these many traditions have much in common, including an almost universal belief in a supreme being, a close interconnection between the sacred and nonsacred, and a reliance on oral tradition to transmit teachings and beliefs down through the generations.

In African traditional religion, worship was done through the ancestors and spirits while in Christianity worship is done to God through the Holy Spirit. In Christianity there is a spiritual book for worship-the Bible while in African traditional religion there's no spiritual book for worship. The three main religious traditions—African traditional religion, Christianity, and Islam—constitute the triple religious heritage of the African continent.

Religion in Africa is multifaceted and has been a major influence on art, culture and philosophy. Today, the continent’s various populations and individuals are mostly adherents of.This is the first comprehensive exploration of the moral and ethical imperatives of African religion that treats the religious tradition of Africa as an equal among the world's faiths.

Laurenti Magesa argues that, just as Christianity or Islam do, traditional African religion defines how people ought to live. 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.