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Title Religious plurality in Africa : essays in honour of John S. Mbiti / edited by Jacob K. Olupona, Sulayman S. Nyang.
Imprint Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, 1993.

Series Religion and society ; 32.
Religion and society (Hague, Netherlands) ; 32.
Subject Mbiti, John S.
Religious pluralism -- Africa.
Theology, Doctrinal -- Africa.
Christianity -- Africa.
Africa -- Religion.
Alt Name Mbiti, John S.
Olupona, Jacob K. (Jacob Kẹhinde), 1951-
Nyang, Sulayman S. (Sulayman Sheih)
Description xxi, 455 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [397]-415) and indexes.
ISBN 3110122200 (alk. paper) : $110.00
9783110122206 (alk. paper)
3110147890 (pbk.)
9783110147896 (pbk.)
OCLC # 27811893
Table of Contents
 Foreword: Listening to Africa / Walter J. Hollenweger 
 Preface: Religious plurality in Africa / Ogbu U. Kalu 
 A biographical sketch / Jacob K. Olupona1
 Introduction: Issues and perspectives on religious plurality in Africa / Jacob K. Olupona, Sulayman S. Nyang11
IThe Study of African Traditional Religion41
  The study of African religions in retrospect: From "Westernization" to "Africanization" / David Westerlund43
  African traditional religion: An enduring heritage / Kofi Asare Opoku67
  Time and African beliefs revisited / Newell S. Booth, Jr.83
  Traditional African healing system versus Western medicine in Southern Ghana: An encounter / Kofi Appiah-Kubi95
  Gods as policemen: Religion and social control in Igboland / Ogbu U. Kalu109
IIAfrican Theology133
  African theology revisited / John S. Pobee135
  Civil authority - From the perspective of African theology / Gabriel M. Setiloane145
  The Bible and oral tradition / Hans-Ruedi Weber165
IIIAfrica and Christianity177
  Africa and Christianity: Domestication of Christian values in the African church / A. B. T. Byaruhanga-Akiiki179
  African independent churches and theological scholarship in Germany / Hans-Jurgen Greschat197
  The issue of social justice and order in Africa / John Ferguson211
IVAfrica and Some World Religions229
  Islamic revivalism in West Africa: Historical perspectives and recent developments / Sulayman S. Nyang231
  Christian-Muslim relations in Africa / Sigvard Von Sicard273
  The place and role of India's religions in Africa / Gerhardus C. Oosthuizen285
  Africa and Judaism: Retrospect, problems and prospects / R. J. Zwi Werblowsky311
VResponses to John Mbiti's Work317
  John Mbiti's work on African religion as reflected in the perceptions of students in a British university / Peter R. McKenzie319
  A critique of John Mbiti's view on love and marriage in Africa / Mercy A. Oduyoye341
  John Mbiti's contribution to African theology / Kwame Bediako367
  John Mbiti's contribution to African philosophy / H. Odera Oruka391
 Notes on contributors417
 Subject index425
 Index of names and authors450

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