African Origins of Monotheism: Challenging the Eurocentric by Gwinyai H. Muzorewa,Ralph C. Watkins

By Gwinyai H. Muzorewa,Ralph C. Watkins

African Origins of Monotheism recasts an African wisdom of God in a brand new and unique approach. It goals to recapture recommendations of God as initially mirrored upon by means of pristine African non secular thinkers. Muzorewa is looking for after the normal African understandings of the Divine, which hint their origins again sooner than 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 by means of 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 considering, the God thought is guided via 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, admire isn't really according to 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 experiences. now not because the paintings of John Mbiti has an African pupil taken at the problems with African theology with such insightful and important interpretation. this can be bound to be one of many vital books of our times."
--Molefi Kete Asante, Temple college, Philadelphia, PA

"This ebook 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 assorted names and ideas of God. Worshiping a monotheistic God is whatever an African doesn't need to think carefully (about) simply because that has been their lifestyle on the grounds that time immemorial. This e-book is a well timed, balanced, crucial studying for these drawn to the richness of African theology."
--Beauty R. Maenzanise, Africa college, 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 understand Thyself: Ideologies of Black Liberation.

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