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African concept from God to man

Erick Vidjin" Agnih Gbodossou

African concept from God to man

an introduction to African spiritualism

by Erick Vidjin" Agnih Gbodossou

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Published by Prometra International in Dakar, Senegal .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Erick V. A. Gbodossou.
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LC ClassificationsMLCM 2004/03379 (B)
The Physical Object
Pagination135 p. :
Number of Pages135
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3475821M
LC Control Number2005615249

The Concept of God in African Nuer Religion. By E. E. Evans-Pritchard (E.E. Evans-Pritchard () was professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oxford from until his retirement in His studies of the Nuer (pronounced Nu-er, with the accent on the last syllable) were made in . The Jews like the Africans, worship the intermediary Gods. African ancestors created all the initial intermediary Gods and Deities known to man. African intermediary Gods include Olokun, the Goddess of beauty, arts, culture, poetry, love, marriage, femininity and fertility. Orunmila, the God of wisdom, scholarship and learning.


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Concepts of God in Africa is an incredibly profound and well referenced work, covering so many tribes and cultures across Africa that one cannot fail African concept from God to man book lose count of all the examples given. It deals with basically al conceptions of God, attributes, worship, invocations, relation to other divinities, etc., and Mbiti offers a list of all the 5/5(1).

The Traditional African Concept of God and the Christian Concept of God: Chukwu bụ ndụ – God is Life (The Igbo Perspective) (Bamberger Theologische Studien) Paperback – Aug by Peter Chiehiura Uzor (Author) See all formats and editionsAuthor: Peter Chiehiura Uzor.

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Along with the greatness of God, African traditional concept also holds the view that, He is a ‘Spiritual Being’ or a ‘Spirit’. Since the beginning of human consciousness about God, He remains unseen and thus there is no physical manifes- tation of God to the people.

ABSTRACT The concept of God in the traditional religion of Akan and Ewe ethnic groups compare to the Bible By Godwin Kwame Ofosuhene I am going to focus this writing, on how the Akan and Ewe ethnic groups of Ghana, understood God in their traditional.

African peoples do not consider God to be a man, but in order to express certain concepts, they employ languages and images about God as an aid to their conceptualization of him whom they have not seen and about whom they confess to know little or nothing. God is experienced as an all-pervading reality.

He is the constant participant in the affairs of human beings. With this belief based on God’s revelation of Himself to the Africans, God became real, and every African community has a local name for God. God has always been real and never an abstract concept to the African.

The names which various African communities give to God project their best expression of Him in their religious experiences. African Man and Woman: "And Ye Shall Know The Truth, and The Truth Shall Make You Free." Holy Bible-John 8: According to a Ghanaian writer and researcher based in the United States of America (USA), Nana Banchie Darkwah, Ph.D., emphatically states this as fact in his book: 'The Africans Who Wrote The Bible-Ancient Secrets Africa African concept from God to man book Christianity Have Never Told', Aduana.

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 Supreme Being nor worship Him.

Set in the Igbo heartland of eastern Nigeria, one of Africa's best-known writers describes the conflict between old and new in its most poignant aspect: the personal struggle between father and son.

Ezeulu, the headstrong chief priest of the god Ulu, is worshipped by the six villages of Umuaro/5(). Chapter 3 describes the basic beliefs in African traditional religions, several African ethnic groups’ concepts of God, and the African theologians’ Christianization of the African God by employing Christian theological terms.

This chapter concludes that it is not possible to presume a homogenous or one unified concept of God in Africa. Monotheism, by contrast, at least the kind we’re familiar with, requires disbelief in the existence or divinity of other objects of worship.

In saying “My God is the only God,” monotheists also say, “Your god isn’t god—unless it’s the same as my God.” Faith, in this sense, encompasses more than mere religious belief. Taking elements from the known African intellectual framework, this book argues that for African Christians, the respective pre-Christian African understanding of God 5/5(1).

A person must be born in a particular African people in order to be able to follow African Religion. The people from Europe, America, and Asia cannot be converted to African Religion as it is more removed from their geographical and cultural setting.

African Traditional Religion is very pragmatic and apply to the need as it arises. It has supplied. God that historically occurred in Europe as against those in more recent years in Christian Africa.

According to Bediako ) the God of African pre-Christian tradition has turned out to be the God the Christians worship whereas no European indigenous divine name whether Zeus or Jupiter or Odin or or quali ed to enter the Bible.

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. Oneness of God joined its moral vision with the traditional activities, which have opened the way to the triumph of the African traditional religious followers in their expectations of life and spiritual satisfactions.

Monotheism’s insistence on the. 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 Supreme Being nor worship Him.

This paper seeks to examine how Africans conceive of the Supreme Being, divinities and spirits. According to African peoples, man lives in a religious universe, so that natural phenomena and objects are intimately associated with God. They not only originate from Him but also bear witness to Him (Adeyemo ).

All African peoples have a recognition of a Supreme Being, the Creator, who is. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xv, pages ; 23 cm. Responsibility. Mbiti has published over articles, reviews and books on African Theology, religion, philosophy, literature and Christianity.

Some of his most distinguished works includes African Religions and Philosophy (), Bible and Theology in African Christianity, Introduction to African Religion (), Concepts of God in Africa (), and a.

possible for man to save himself. 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. The controversy isn't new. Based off the New York Times best-selling book by William P. Young, the movie will feature God as a black woman, the. The book is about the Africans who wrote the Bible as well as Ancient Egypt. It is the untold story of the African tribes that were the Ancient Egyptians.

It is the untold story of the people from these African tribes that left Ancient Egypt for it to become the biblical Exodus. When this scroll was written back in it quickly became one of the most important African spirituality books in circulation.

Metu Neter – Vol 1. Let’s begin by making clear that the Laws of God bear no resemblance to man’s laws. They are not injunctions or. African religions, religious beliefs and practices of the peoples of should be noted that any attempt to generalize about the nature of “African religions” risks wrongly implying that there is homogeneity among all African fact, Africa is a vast continent encompassing both geographic variation and tremendous cultural diversity.

NebulaDecember Adelakun: Mbiti's Conception of Salvation in African Christianity 27 salvation. 11 This meaning has been over-emphasized to the neglect of the other two meanings. Barclay summarizes the distinctive and characteristic NT usages of soteria and sozein as follows: first, soteria is the aim of God and the purpose of Jesus Christ.

God’s intention. The Bible is a creation of man. Man, not God, writes history, and history is always from the perspective of the conqueror, not the conquered.

It is the elite, the most powerful in society, that defines the society’s reality, and that is exactly what Constantine did after subduing African influence in. The idea of individualism is sometimes traced to the Christian principle that God created all men and consequently every one of them is presumed worthy in His sight.

The Igbo do better than that. They postulate the concept of every man as both a. The issue is one of revelation—God’s revealing to man what He wants us to know and understand about Himself. While there has not always been a Bible, there have always been means for man to receive and understand God’s revelation.

There are two categories of. God kneaded the body out of clay. Then God covered it with skin and the end God poured blood into it. God called the first human Baatsi.

Then God whispered into his ear telling him to beget many children, but to impress upon the children the following rule: from all trees you may eat, but not from the Tahu tree. Complete summary of John S. Mbiti's Bible and Theology in African Christianity.

eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Bible and Theology in African Christianity. 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 biblical approach should be the. The concept of religious worship tracks to the birth of Behavioral Modernity, ci B.C.E. Idols exist from this time, but as there is no writing nor surviving culture from that time, they.

The African immediately recognizes God as the Creator of the universe and of man. Myths regarding the how God created the universe and man, is found in every African society.

Let us list here certain common characteristics of these Creation myths. God created everything out of nothing.

Man is the summit of God’s Creation. iii. The concept was popularized in Europe circawhen Charles de Brosses used it in comparing West African religion to the magical aspects of ancient Egyptian religion. Later, Auguste Comte employed the concept in his theory of the evolution of religion, wherein he posited fetishism as the earliest (most primitive) stage, followed by.

Council of Nicaea ( CE) created the Jesus Christ phantom. Martyn Percy, the famous canon expert once wrote and I quote: “The Bible did not arrive by fax from heaven.” The Bible is a creation of man.

Man, not God, writes history, and history is always. But a well-known African scholar named John Mbiti did a study of African gods – this is found in actually several of his books, but one is entitled Concepts of God in Africa – and when John Mbiti studied, he wanted to particularly look at African traditional religious practitioners in tribes that had not received either Christianity or.

The Impact of African Traditional Religious Beliefs and Cultural Values on Byron Earhart states in his foreword to E. Thomas Lawson‟s book Religions of Africa () that one of the most fascinating aspects of our history is the child to know God”; the consciousness of God is.

Anytime you turn on your own concept of God, you are no longer a free man. No one needs to put chains on your body, because the chains are on your mind. Anytime someone say's your God is ugly and you release your God and join their God, there is no hope for your freedom until you once more believe in your own concept of the "deity.".

Christian theology is the theology of Christian belief and practice. Such study concentrates primarily upon the texts of the Old Testament and of the New Testament, as well as on Christian ian theologians use biblical exegesis, rational analysis and argument.

Theologians may undertake the study of Christian theology for a variety of reasons, such as in order to. The Yoruba, however, do have a concept of a supreme being, called Olorun or Olodumare, and this creator god of the universe is empowered by the various orisa [deities] to create the earth and carry out all its related functions, including receiving the .Missionaries are set apart by God and the church to cross natural or cultural barriers with the gospel.I make this distinction because missions always is in danger of becoming the expression of man.

Missions places the church at the center of the world’s conflicts. Without a biblical base, the church will fail to be true to God’s mission.