New PDF release: Africa's Social and Religious Quest: A Comprehensive Survey

By Randee Ijatuyi-Morphé

This well-crafted ebook probes the most important dimensions of Africa’s existential trouble. It constitutes an highbrow reaction to a gnawing “African situation”—the start line for greedy Africa’s social and non secular quest. past cut up causes of exterior as opposed to inner components (e.g., colonization/slavery vs. leadership/cultural values), this learn debts extra comprehensively for emergent concerns shaping this example. the placement 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, each one with its personal attendant values, don't function via serious engagement with higher problems with society and civilization, in particular these formed by means of the arrival of (post-) modernity. really, they function through version. The communal force for traditional and social concord necessarily produces a preservationist view of tradition (“leaving issues as they are”). This learn takes an integrative method of faith, society, and civilization; eschews dichotomies; and commonly defines and re-signifies lifestyles and wholeness as a real finish of Africans’ quest today.

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