New PDF release: African Origins of Monotheism: Challenging the Eurocentric

By Gwinyai H. Muzorewa,Ralph C. Watkins

ISBN-10: 1498227368

ISBN-13: 9781498227360

ISBN-10: 1620323109

ISBN-13: 9781620323106

African Origins of Monotheism recasts an African wisdom of God in a brand new and unique manner. It goals to recapture techniques of God as initially mirrored upon via pristine African spiritual thinkers. Muzorewa is looking for after the normal African understandings of the Divine, which hint their origins again ahead of the increase of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Monotheism, he continues, is the traditional view of God, ubiquitous around the continent of Africa; certainly, monotheism comes "out of Africa." The ebook demanding situations the best way that the belief of God has been manipulated through Eurocentric agendas, by way of colonizers, enslavers, and empire developers, all of whom have been utilizing God-talk to accomplish their very own own ends. In African pondering, the God thought is guided through a feeling of the presence of the all-pervasive and omnipresent God, which has instilled within the humans a feeling of appreciate for all times in any respect expenses. hence, recognize isn't really in accordance with a commandment or on worry yet on a propensity for affinity.

"Gwinyai H. Muzorewa's African Origins of Monotheism is a seminal paintings in theology, historical past, and cultural reviews. now not because the paintings of John Mbiti has an African student taken at the problems with African theology with such insightful and demanding interpretation. this can be guaranteed to be one of many vital books of our times."
--Molefi Kete Asante, Temple college, Philadelphia, PA

"This publication is a well timed contribution to the continuing debate of broadening theological assumptions approximately God and the area we inhabit."
--Jimmy G. Dube, United Theological university, Harare, Zimbabwe

"Muzorewa displays with unparalleled readability, stability, and perception at the diversified names and ideas of God. Worshiping a monotheistic God is anything an African doesn't need to consider carefully (about) simply because that has been their lifestyle considering time immemorial. This ebook is a well timed, balanced, crucial studying for these attracted to the richness of African theology."
--Beauty R. Maenzanise, Africa collage, Mutare, Zimbabwe

Dr. Gwinyai H. Muzorewa is a professor of theology at Lincoln collage, Pennsylvania, the 1st degree-granting traditionally black collage within the usa. He has authored, between different books, The Origins and improvement of African Theology and An African Theology of Mission, and is editor of recognize Thyself: Ideologies of Black Liberation.

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