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Africa's Social and Religious Quest free pdf This well-crafted book probes the key dimensions of Africa's existential predicament. It constitutes an intellectual response to a gnawing "African situation"-the starting point for grasping Africa's social and religious quest. Beyond split explanations of external versus internal factors (e.g., colonization/slavery vs. leadership/cultural values), this study accounts more comprehensively for emergent issues shaping this situation. The situation reflects a gamut of problems in traditional African religion and material culture, which hitherto defines African communality, polities, and destinies vis-a-vis the cosmos and nature. Thus, African religion and communities, each with its own attendant values, do not operate by critical engagement with larger issues of society and civilization, especially those shaped by the advent of (post-) modernity. Rather, they operate via adaptation. The communal drive for natural and social harmony inevitably produces a preservationist view of culture ("leaving things as they are"). This study takes an integrative approach to religion, society, and civilization- eschews dichotomies- and broadly defines and re-signifies life and wholeness as a true end of Africans' quest today.

About Randee Ijatuyi-Morphe

Randee Ijatuyi-Morphe received his PhD from Trinity International University. He is an interdisciplinary scholar, author, and theologian and has served for eighteen years on the faculty of ECWA Theological Seminary in Jos, where he was chair of the PhD Committee. Ijatuyi-Morphe is also director of Hokma House, an educational and research organization in Nigeria serving academia, ecclesia, and oikoumene of Africa.

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Author : Randee Ijatuyi-Morphe
Publisher : University Press of America
Data Published : 30 January 2014
ISBN : 0761862676
EAN : 9780761862673
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 646 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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