By Anthony Ephirim-Donkor

ISBN-10: 0761860576

ISBN-13: 9780761860570

African faith is ancestor worship; it revolves round the lifeless, now regarded as alive and good in heaven (the Samanadzie) and propitiated through the residing in the world. For the Akan, the ancestors’ stool is the brand of the ancestors (Nananom Nsamanfo). Led by means of their kings and queen moms as residing ancestors, the Akan periodically propitiate the ancestors’ stools housing their ancestors. In go back, the ancestors and deities impression the affairs of dwelling descendants, making ancestor worship as tenably possible as the other religion.
This moment variation updates the scholarship on ancestor worship via demonstrating the centrality of the ancestors’ stool because the final spiritual image. moreover, all chapters were multiplied. a brand new bankruptcy has been extra 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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