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Africa's Social and Religious Quest: A Comprehensive Survey by Randee Ijatuyi-Morphé PDF

By Randee Ijatuyi-Morphé

This well-crafted ebook probes the foremost dimensions of Africa’s existential problem. It constitutes an highbrow reaction to a gnawing “African situation”—the place to begin for greedy Africa’s social and non secular quest. past cut up causes of exterior as opposed to inner elements (e.g., colonization/slavery vs. leadership/cultural values), this learn debts extra comprehensively for emergent concerns shaping this example. the location displays a gamut of difficulties in conventional African faith and fabric tradition, which hitherto defines African communality, polities, and destinies vis-à-vis the cosmos and nature. hence, African faith and groups, every one with its personal attendant values, don't function through serious engagement with higher problems with society and civilization, particularly these formed by way of the appearance of (post-) modernity. relatively, they function through edition. The communal force for traditional and social concord necessarily produces a preservationist view of tradition (“leaving issues as they are”). This examine takes an integrative method of faith, society, and civilization; eschews dichotomies; and largely defines and re-signifies existence and wholeness as a real finish of Africans’ quest today.

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