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Read and Download Emmanuel Katongole book The Sacrifice of Africa in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Sacrifice of Africa. This book was released on 2011 with total page 216 pages. Book excerpt: In The Sacrifice of Africa Emmanuel Katongole confronts this painful legacy and shows how it continues to warp the imaginative landscape of African politics and society. He demonstrates the real potential of Christianity to interrupt and transform entrenched political imaginations and create a different story for Africa ù a story of self-sacrificing love that values human dignity and "dares to invent" a new and better future for all Africans. Compelling accounts of three African Christian leaders and their work ù Bishop Paride Taban in Sudan, Angelina Atyam in Uganda, and Maggy Barankitse in Burundi ù cap off Katongole's inspiring vision of hope for Africa.

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ISBN 13: 9780719017162
Total Pages : 248 pages
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ISBN 13: 1532631812
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Read and Download Emmanuel M. Katongole book A Future for Africa in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TA Future for Africa. This book was released on 2017-05-09 with total page 284 pages. Book excerpt: Civil war, famine, genocide, AIDS--the peoples of Africa have endured horrific human tragedies. Those crises plus widespread economic, political, and social instability have combined to produce what some consider a dire and nearly hopeless situation. Even as this book was going to press, the leaders of the G-8 nations were meeting to talk about what could be done to "aid Africa" in these critical times. A careful look at history would indicate that the answer must come from within Africa and from the African people themselves, not from other nations or the economic programs and solutions they propose. The rapid rise of a Christian social ethics movement as an alternative perspective focused precisely on addressing Africa's challenges using the spiritual resources of its own people is providing a hopeful solution and a timely and powerful coping mechanism for African peoples. One of the leaders of this movement is Emmanuel Katongole, a Catholic priest from Uganda. In A Future for Africa, Katongole wrestles with concrete problems like the AIDS epidemic and widespread military conflicts, as well as fundamental, systemic ones, like poverty, corruption, and tribalism. He then offers faith-filled solutions based on the power and example of Christian community and Christian moral imagination. Katongole's radical message is that a political ethic based on Christian principles as taught in the Scriptures is the necessary foundation for healing, reconciliation, and rebuilding the continent.

Download Human Sacrifice and the Supernatural in African History PDF

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ISBN 13: 9987082424
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Read and Download Mbogoni, Lawrence E.Y. book Human Sacrifice and the Supernatural in African History in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book THuman Sacrifice and the Supernatural in African History. This book was released on 2013-11-03 with total page 270 pages. Book excerpt: Since time immemorial, human beings the world over have sought answers to the vexing questions of their origins, sickness, death and after death; the meaning of natural phenomena such as earthquakes, eclipses of the sun and moon, birth of twins etc. and how to protect themselves from such mysterious events. They invented God and gods and the occult sciences (witch craft, divination and soothsaying) in order to seek the protection of supernatural powers while individuals used them to gain power to dominate others and to accumulate wealth. Human sacrifice was one way in which they sought to expiate the gods for what they believed were punishments for their transgressions. One example, the Ghana Asante Kingdom's very origins are associated with human sacrifice. On the eve of war against Denkyira, individuals volunteered themselves to be sacrificed in order to guarantee victory. Later, human sacrifice in Asante was mainly politically motivated as kings and religious leaders offered human sacrifice in remembrance of their ancestral spirits and to seek their protection against their enemies. The Asante Kingdom is one of several examples included in this study of human sacrifice and ritual killing on the African continent. Case studies include practices in Sierra Leone, Tanzania (Mainland), Zanzibar, Uganda and Swaziland. Advertisements relating to the occult was a common feature of Drum magazine, the popular South African magazine in Southern, Eastern and Central Africa in late years of colonial and early years of postcolonial periods, indicating a wide belief in these practices among the people in these countries? Each case examined is introduced by an expose of folklore that puts in perspective beliefs in the supernatural and how folklore continues to perpetuate them. Through careful study of these select cases, this book highlights general features of human sacrifice which recur with striking uniformity in all parts of sub Saharan Africa, and why they persist until today. He draws upon extensive written sources to expose these practices in other cultures including those in Western societies.

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ISBN 13: 9780268202569
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Read and Download Emmanuel Katongole book Who Are My People? in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWho Are My People?. This book was released on 2022-05 with total page 236 pages. Book excerpt: Who Are My People? explores the complex relationship between identity, violence, and Christianity in Africa. In Who Are My People?, Emmanuel Katongole examines what it means to be both an African and a Christian in a continent that is often riddled with violence. The driving assumption behind the investigation is that the recurring forms of violence in Africa reflect an ongoing crisis of belonging. Katongole traces the crisis through three key markers of identity: ethnicity, religion, and land. He highlights the unique modernity of the crisis of belonging and reveals that its manifestations of ethnic, religious, and ecological violence are not three separate forms of violence but rather are modalities of the same crisis. This investigation shows that Christianity can generate and nurture alternative forms of community, nonviolent agency, and ecological possibilities. The book is divided into two parts. Part One deals with the philosophical and theological issues related to the question of African identity. Part Two includes three chapters, each of which engages a form of violence, locating it within the broader story of modern sub-Saharan Africa. Each chapter includes stories of Christian individuals and communities who not only resist violence but are determined to heal its wounds and the burden of history shaped by Africa's unique modernity. In doing so, they invent new forms of identity, new communities, and a new relationship with the land. This engaging, interdisciplinary study, combining philosophical analysis and theological exploration, along with theoretical argument and practical resources, will interest scholars and students of theology, peace studies, and African studies.

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Read and Download Emmanuel Katongole book The Journey of Reconciliation in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Journey of Reconciliation. This book was released on 2017 with total page 216 pages. Book excerpt: A collection of essays by Ugandan priest and theologian Emmanuel Katongole that portrays different dimensions of what it means for Christians in Africa to receive the gift and invitation of reconciliation in the midst of the stubborn realities of war, poverty and violence.

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ISBN 13: 1506479448
Total Pages : 259 pages
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Read and Download Cyril Orji book Unmasking the African Ghost in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TUnmasking the African Ghost. This book was released on 2022-04-26 with total page 259 pages. Book excerpt: The story of Africa is a ghost story with two plots. One is foreign or imported and the other indigenous or local. The foreign plot has its origin in colonial history. The indigenous plot is African in origin. But both plots end in the same place: African trauma and culture complex. These narratives create in modern Africa a splintered consciousness and the political and economic conditions that lead to physical and psychological violence. Unmasking the African Ghost is both a theological exploration of the reasons the political and economic systems in African countries have failed and a proposal for the paths toward recovery, anchored in the belief that Africa is a continent continuously trying to redefine its identity in the face of Eurocentrism. For the church in Africa to be a church at the service of its people, theology in Africa must take misery and oppression as the context for its reflections and its reconstruction of the social order. An African solution to African problems must be able to meet the needs of the time. It must look to the African past to draw from its riches--particularly the African sociopolitical ethic of ubuntu. It must also look ahead and draw from the best available sociopolitical system of modern states: liberal democracy. A hybrid of these two yields ubuntucracy. Ubuntucracy removes the ghosts of both Africa and its Western colonizers and begins a new story that can help Africa survive its double bind.

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ISBN 13: 1725232928
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Read and Download Emmanuel M. Katongole book African Theology Today in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAfrican Theology Today. This book was released on 2017-05-09 with total page 254 pages. Book excerpt: This book brings together twelve essays on a wide and rich range of topics, discussions and methodologies in African theology today. Even the book's limitations provide an insight into the situation: its variety also indicates the absence of comprehensive and sustained discussion flowing from the economic and institutional limitation of Africa where research in theology is often beyond the means of many theologians. Then there is the difficulty of staying abreast of continually changing contexts and events in Africa itself. For all of these reasons then, a compelling introduction to a dynamic analysis and conversation.

Download Rituals of Fertility and the Sacrifice of Desire PDF

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Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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ISBN 13: 0226548201
Total Pages : 350 pages
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Read and Download Carol Ann Muller book Rituals of Fertility and the Sacrifice of Desire in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TRituals of Fertility and the Sacrifice of Desire. This book was released on 1999 with total page 350 pages. Book excerpt: In this text, Muller breaks new ground in the study of this changing region and along the way she includes details of her own poignant journey, as a young, white South African woman, to the other side of a divided society.

Download The Bible, Violence, and the Sacred PDF

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ISBN 13: 1556356366
Total Pages : 310 pages
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Read and Download James G. Williams book The Bible, Violence, and the Sacred in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Bible, Violence, and the Sacred. This book was released on 2007-10-01 with total page 310 pages. Book excerpt: This book represents the first comprehensive application to the whole Bible of RenŽ Girard's theories on violence, civilization, and religion.

Download Communities of Faith in Africa and the African Diaspora PDF

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ISBN 13: 1630873071
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Read and Download Casely B. Essamuah book Communities of Faith in Africa and the African Diaspora in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TCommunities of Faith in Africa and the African Diaspora. This book was released on 2014-01-13 with total page 404 pages. Book excerpt: Communities of Faith is a collection of essays on the multicultural Christian spirit and practices of churches around the world, with particular attention to Africa and the African diaspora. The essays span history, theology, anthropology, ecumenism, and missiology. Readers will be treated to fresh perspectives on African Pentecostal higher education, Pentecostalism and witchcraft in East Africa, Methodist camp meetings in Ghana, Ghanaian diaspora missions in Europe and North America, gender roles in South African Christian communities, HIV/AIDS ministries in Uganda, Japanese funerary rites, enculturation and contextualization principles of mission, and many other aspects of the Christian world mission. With essays from well-known scholars as well as young and emerging men and women in academia, Communities of Faith illuminates current realities of world Christianity and contributes to the scholarship of today's worldwide Christian witness.

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ISBN 13: 1498572642
Total Pages : 208 pages
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Read and Download Mohammed Girma book The Healing of Memories in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Healing of Memories. This book was released on 2018-09-15 with total page 208 pages. Book excerpt: This volume is a comprehensive and balanced examination of the African Christian response to political conflicts. Its strength lies on its focus on the healing of memories from theological, philosophical, cultural and scientific points of view.

Download A Short Account of West Africa's Gold Coast and Its Nature PDF

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ISBN 13: 1937306143
Total Pages : 168 pages
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Read and Download Erick Tilleman book A Short Account of West Africa's Gold Coast and Its Nature in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TA Short Account of West Africa's Gold Coast and Its Nature. This book was released on 2013-12-19 with total page 168 pages. Book excerpt: This book's very existence is significant, since the material is that of the end of the seventeenth century, the period when the dramatic changes that took place in the eighteenth century were beginning to materialize. Transatlantic slaving was to become the chief interest and the use of firearms was to become much more widespread. Tilleman's time on West Africa's Gold Coast came just after Jean Barbot's and coincided with that of Thomas Phillips and Willem Bosman. It is of interest to compare and contrast their reports to give us a fuller picture of events, practices, and allegations. Tilleman's text allows for a comparison of the areas in which they agree and where there are discrepancies, especially considering that these four men represent different European backgrounds, colored by their particular national interests. It is also important to note that the Europeans' headquarters on the coast were in different places and among different cultural groups and polities: Barbot and Phillips used Cape Coast, among the Fetu, as their home base; Bosman lived and worked at Elmina among the Fante; Tilleman worked at Christiansborg among the Gã and Akwamu. Tilleman's book also reveals, as do the other sources, prevailing attitudes and beliefs held by the Europeans, as they described the Africans and their lives. Since Tilleman's purpose was to produce a practical guide to sailing and trade, it was much easier for him to reiterate than investigate the general European attitudes toward, for example, religious practices, the character of the people at various places, or the supposed beliefs held by the Africans.

Download African American Political Thought PDF

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ISBN 13: 022672607X
Total Pages : 808 pages
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Read and Download Melvin L. Rogers book African American Political Thought in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAfrican American Political Thought. This book was released on 2021-02-16 with total page 808 pages. Book excerpt: African American Political Thought offers an unprecedented philosophical history of thinkers from the African American community and African diaspora who have addressed the central issues of political life: democracy, race, violence, liberation, solidarity, and mass political action. Melvin L. Rogers and Jack Turner have brought together leading scholars to reflect on individual intellectuals from the past four centuries, developing their list with an expansive approach to political expression. The collected essays consider such figures as Martin Delany, Ida B. Wells, W. E. B. Du Bois, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, and Audre Lorde, whose works are addressed by scholars such as Farah Jasmin Griffin, Robert Gooding-Williams, Michael Dawson, Nick Bromell, Neil Roberts, and Lawrie Balfour. While African American political thought is inextricable from the historical movement of American political thought, this volume stresses the individuality of Black thinkers, the transnational and diasporic consciousness, and how individual speakers and writers draw on various traditions simultaneously to broaden our conception of African American political ideas. This landmark volume gives us the opportunity to tap into the myriad and nuanced political theories central to Black life. In doing so, African American Political Thought: A Collected History transforms how we understand the past and future of political thinking in the West.

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Read and Download John George Wood book Africa in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAfrica. This book was released on 1878 with total page 778 pages. Book excerpt:

Download West Africa's Women of God PDF

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ISBN 13: 0253017912
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Read and Download Robert M. Baum book West Africa's Women of God in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWest Africa's Women of God. This book was released on 2015-11-09 with total page 316 pages. Book excerpt: West Africa's Women of God examines the history of direct revelation from Emitai, the Supreme Being, which has been central to the Diola religion from before European colonization to the present day. Robert M. Baum charts the evolution of this movement from its origins as an exclusively male tradition to one that is largely female. He traces the response of Diola to the distinct challenges presented by conquest, colonial rule, and the post-colonial era. Looking specifically at the work of the most famous Diola woman prophet, Alinesitoué, Baum addresses the history of prophecy in West Africa and its impact on colonialism, the development of local religious traditions, and the role of women in religious communities.