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Christian prohibition of the African leviratic custom

Michael C. Kirwen

Christian prohibition of the African leviratic custom

an empirical study of the problem of adapting Western Christian teachings on marriage to the leviratic care of widows in four African societies

by Michael C. Kirwen

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Published in Toronto .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Levirate.,
  • Marriage -- Africa.,
  • Marriage -- Catholic Church.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Michael C. Kirwen.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxix, 475 leaves :
    Number of Pages475
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19620215M

    Finding books about African religion and spiritual beliefs in the public domain was not difficult. These books have a great amount of useful information on this topic, some of it written before colonialism destroyed or greatly modified aspects of traditional culture. The problem with these works is that they were for the large part written by. The common charge laid against missionaries that they are destroyers of African culture is shown to be untrue of the missionaries treated in this book, who worked with considerable success to integrate Christianity and African culture. The author examines the endeavours of the missionaries from the perspective of the local Christians, who were not themselves interested in Africanization as such.

    Christianity was the first world religion on the continent and spread across north Africa from the 1st century C.E. Islam supplanted Christianity in the region in the 7th century. As a result of the influence of Christian missionaries and western colonialism, Christianity became firmly entrenched in most of Africa .   The study of Africa's traditional religion and the environment can be termed the ecology of religion. The complexity of the relationship between environment and religion in indigenous and contemporary African cultures and societies requires a more multidisciplinary approach that draws from a variety of sources, approaches, and epistemological positions: phenomenology, ecology, geography .

    African American Religious Participation. Throughout American history, the Black church has occupied a distinctive position in the lives of African Americans as the traditional institutional core of African American communities (Barnes, ; Billingsley, ; Brown, ; Dillard, ; Lincoln & Mamiya, ).Despite differences in their origins and individual histories, the historic black. African Americans and Prohibition By Amir Saad Honors U.S. History TR Period 3 Important: When viewing the presentation, zoom in the images to read the text(s). African Americans and Progressivism African Americans Support Prohibition What role did African Americans play in the.


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Levirate marriage is a type of marriage in which the brother of a deceased man is obliged to marry his brother's widow. The term levirate is a derivative of the Latin word levir, meaning "husband's brother". Levirate marriage has been practiced by societies with a strong clan structure in which exogamous marriage (i.e.

marriage outside the clan) was forbidden. If you look at African religion region-by-region, generally Christian prohibition of the African leviratic custom book Africa is divided into west Africa, east Africa, and south Africa. West Africa accounts for about one-fifth of the continent’s area, but it’s over million people – half of Africa’s population.

The traditional African religions or traditional beliefs and practices of African people are a set of highly diverse beliefs that includes various ethnic religions. Generally, these traditions are oral rather than scriptural and passed down from one generation to another through folk tales, songs and festivals, include belief in an amount of higher and lower gods, sometimes including a supreme.

Muslims in Africa, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iran and West Pakistan have used tattoos for beautification, prophylaxis, and the prevention of diseases. Edward William Lane described the tattooing customs of Egyptian Muslim women in his book, An Account of.

book, How Africa Shaped the Christian Mind, is a clarion call for a robust historical and theological reassessment of early African Christianity. His central argument is that intellectual developments within early African Christi anity shaped world Christianity in decisive ways.

the Medieval Civilisations of Africa, Africa Traditional Economies, Spread of Christianity and Islam in Africa, African Reaction to Colonial Rule, the Rise of Nationalism, Decolonisation of Africa, Wars of Liberation in Africa and finally The Independent Africa.

The book is appropriately referenced with Bibliography and Index. nificant icons of African American spirituality: the Bible, a token of Christian redemption; a root, a supernatural emblem and touchstone to an ancient heritage; and the most precious relic that Nana owns, the be-quest of a slave parent to a child—a twisted cord of her own mother’s hair.

“Christianity was a double-edged sword [for African-Americans],” says Dr. Lawrence H. Mamiya, Professor of Religion and Africana Studies at Vassar College and co.

the African leviratic custom vis-a-vis its prohibition by the Catholic Church" (p. At the end of the book we read the conclusion based on extensive research and analysis that "in the case of the leviratic custom studied in this book, the Catholic Church contradicts its doctrines on both 'incarnational adaptation' and on the in.

African religions, religious beliefs and practices of the peoples of should be noted that any attempt to generalize about the nature of “African religions” risks wrongly implying that there is homogeneity among all African fact, Africa is a vast continent encompassing both geographic variation and tremendous cultural diversity.

Mbiti seems well versed on African religions, and provides a broad sweep. My primary concern is that since he comes from a Christian perspective, he may be putting too great a Christian gloss on traditional African beliefs and practices. His African God sounds a lot like Jehovah of the Jews.

Although even in this book, African faiths do not. Book Description: Spurred in part by the ongoing re-evaluation of sources and methods in research, African historiography in the past two decades has been characterized by the continued branching and increasing sophistication of methodologies and areas of specialization.

to African indigenous healers and Christian churches in South Africa openly advocate dialogue with AIR (Denis –). This article discusses briefly what postcolonialism and the meaning of AIR and its encounter with Christianity are.

Different levels of. Parrinder (), in his book West African Religion, discusses the beings under four headings: The Supreme God, the Sky gods, the Mother earth, and other divinities.

Igbo traditional worldview reveals that the journey that man makes in a lifetime and after his death is cyclical. This is known as life cycle. the African Other to register and inscribe cultural agency and subjectivity. This book, therefore, essentially negotiates African literature as a veritable site of cultural production and situates it within the dynamic of cultural politics.

The book critically evaluates African literature as a site of. A growing body of research on the relationship between religious involvement and health has provided evidence for a generally positive role in health-related outcomes. 1,2 Research has moved from the accumulation of additional evidence for the religion-health connection, to trying to explain why it exists.

Religious involvement is conceptualized as “an organized system of [religious] beliefs. Therefore we speak of African Traditional Religion thinking of those common things. The African Traditional Religion has no founder.

It evolved through many centuries, before the westerner come to Africa. Different fathers played a role in the development of this religion. It is not documented. It has no sacred book or Scripture. The best books on African Religion and Witchcraft recommended by Jean Fontaine.

The emeritus professor of social anthropology at the London School of Economics and author of Speak of the Devil says the Dinka and the Nuer are famous in anthropology for not being preoccupied with misfortune.The Impact of African Traditional Religious Beliefs and Cultural Values on Christian- Muslim Relations in Ghana from through the Present: A Case Study of Nkusukum-Ekumfi-Enyan area of the Central Region.

Submitted by Francis Acquah to the University of Exeter as a thesis for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Theology in December   This poem locates the prohibition of polygamy not with God but with a false order of priesthood.

Also, reading the book leaves one with the firm impression that Mr. Cairncross is looking at Christianity from the outside. While this does make him prone to certain errors, he cannot be guilty of being a biased enthusiast for Christian s: 2.