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Title Trajectories of religion in Africa : essays in honour of John S. Pobee / edited by Cephas N. Omenyo and Eric B. Anum.
Imprint Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2014.

Series Studies in World Christianity and Interreligious Relations ; 48
Studies in world Christianity and interreligious relations ; 48.
Subject World Council of Churches -- History.
Christianity -- Africa.
Ecumenical movement -- Africa.
Africa -- Religion -- 20th century.
Alt Name Omenyo, Cephas Narh, 1959-
Anum, Eric B.,
Description 1 online resource.
Contents Foreword I / Charles G. Palmer-Buckle -- Foreword II / Jacob Olupona -- 'All things to all people' : a festschrift in honour of John Samuel Pobee / Cephas N. Omenyo & Eric B. Anum -- Challenges and major taks for ecumenical theological education in the 21st century / Dietrich Werner -- A battle lost or won? : the 1970-1975 Utrecht ecumenical experiment in academic theology / Jan G. Platvoet -- Edinburgh 1910 : memory, hope ad courage / Kenneth R. Ross -- 'Christendom, ' 'Christianity, ' and 'Christianization' : terminological and theological considerations / Jan A.B. Jongeneel -- The role of the multi-faith religious education curriculum in Botswana's schools / Fidelis Nkomazana -- Authentically African, authentically Anglican / Cephas N. Omenyo & Abraham N.O. Kwakye -- Tangled roots in the mangrove forest : the cultural landscape of political violence in Africa / Ogbu U. Kalu -- 'God bless our homeland Ghana' : religion and politics in a post-colonial African state / J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu -- 'And they must also call unto the way of the Lord with wisdom' : the perspective of a Muslim woman on African women in inter-faith encounters / Rabiatu Deinyo Ammah -- The church and development : a Ghanaian experience / Rebecca Ganusah -- Religion in Africa : power for life / Jan van Butselaar -- Fighting for the rights of the gods : tradition, religious human rights, and the modern nation-state in Africa--a Ghanaian case study / Abamfo Atiemo -- Critiquing African traditional philosophy of chastity / Rose Mary Amenga-Etego -- Biblical faith and culture / Hans-Ruedi Weber -- Conflict and cooperation : the interplay between Christianity and African traditional religions in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries / James Amanze -- Spiritism : a legitimate model of inculturation? / Theo Sundermeier -- 'God never opened the Bible to me' : women church leaders in Botswana / Musa W. Dube -- Liberation hermeneutics after liberation in South Africa / Gerald West -- Hagar Sarah allegory : an intertexture study of Gal 4:21-31 and its application to the Ghanaian context / Alice Matilda Nsiah & Eric Nii Bortey Anum -- Jacobus Capitein's contribution to mother tongue biblical hermeneutics : a case study of his translation of the Apostle's Creed into Mfantse / John David Kwamena Ekem.
Summary The book, in the main, discusses issues relating to mission, ecumenism, and theological education and is presented in four sections. The first segment discusses works on ecumenical and theological education and assesses the relevance of the World Council of Churches. Other issues discussed in this segment relate to the interrelationships that exist between academic theology, ecumenism, and Christianity. The World Missionary Conference held in Edinburgh in 1910, which set the agenda for world-wide mission in a promising manner in the 1920s, is also assessed in this section of the work. 0The second segment, which covers Religion and Public Space, discusses works that examine the relationships between religion and power, religion and development, religion and traditional religious beliefs, and religion and practices in Africa. The third segment of the book treats Religion and Cultural Practices in African and how all these work out in couching out an African theology and African Christianity. Some of the issues discussed in this section related to African traditional philosophy, spiritism, and the interrelationships that exist between African Christianity and African Traditional Religion.0The last segment of the book discusses the issue of African biblical hermeneutics and specifically looks at contemporary hermeneutical approaches to biblical interpretations in Africa.
Note English.
Print version record.
ISBN 9789401210577 (electronic bk.)
9401210578 (electronic bk.)
1306578892 (ebk)
9781306578899 (ebk)
9789042038103
9042038101
OCLC # 876733047
Additional Format Print version: Trajectories of religion in Africa. Essays in honour of John S. Pobee 9789042038103 (OCoLC)871243554