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 considered alive and good in heaven (the Samanadzie) and propitiated by way of the residing on the earth. For the Akan, the ancestors’ stool is the brand of the ancestors (Nananom Nsamanfo). Led through 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 effect the affairs of dwelling descendants, making ancestor worship as tenably manageable 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. furthermore, all chapters were increased. a brand new bankruptcy has been additional to teach how ancestor worship is pragmatically integrative, theologically sound, teleological in addition to soteriological, with a hugely knowledgeable clerical physique and elders as mediators.

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