African Religion Defined: A Systematic Study of Ancestor by Anthony Ephirim-Donkor

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 on the earth. For the Akan, the ancestors’ stool is the logo 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 impact the affairs of dwelling descendants, making ancestor worship as tenably potential as the other religion.
This moment variation updates the scholarship on ancestor worship through demonstrating the centrality of the ancestors’ stool because the final spiritual image. additionally, all chapters were extended. a brand new bankruptcy has been extra to teach how ancestor worship is pragmatically integrative, theologically sound, teleological in addition to soteriological, with a hugely informed clerical physique and elders as mediators.

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