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Interface Between Igbo Theology and Christianity

Editor(s): Akuma-Kalu Njoku, Elochukwu Uzukwu
Subject: Religion

Book Description

Interface between Igbo Theology and Christianity is a timely book that provides new scholarly thinking concerning the convergence of Christianity and Igbo Traditional Religion taking place in the Igbo culture area.

This book, a fruit of multidisciplinary conversation among Igbo scholars and Igbophiles, offers concepts, themes, issues, and case studies with deep ethnographic details, some of which do not exist anywhere else in print. It is a major statement of how modern Igbo scholars, social scientists, philosophers, theologians, liturgists, and active pastors and parish priests, understand the intersection of Igbo Traditional Religion and Christianity in postcolonial Nigeria.

The editors and authors of the chapters of this book draw from their wealth of experience to offer to students, scholars, researchers, community-based organizations and NGOs, and practitioners in interfaith dialogue a “must have” manual to engage in and develop mutual respect and trust among Christian denominations and between them and Igbo Traditional Religion.

This book will serve as a blueprint for a deep dialogue among the Igbo in both city and rural settings, in the context of clan and community life context and in the Christian parish setting. The book will certainly appeal to numerous communities in Africa wishing to share similar local experiences and collective memories, but which do not have the channels to talk about themselves in scholarly writing.

Hardback

ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-6390-2
ISBN-10: 1-4438-6390-4
Date of Publication: 01/10/2014
Pages / Size: 230 / A5
Price: £47.99
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Biography

Dr Akuma-Kalu Njoku teaches Music and Spirituality and Peoples and Cultures of Africa at the Western Kentucky University. His publications include From Freedom to Freedom: Journeying Back to Africa to Heal the Wounds of the Atlantic Slave Trade (2014); Amamihe: The Basis of Igbo Culture and Character formation (2011); and ENYI BIAFRA: Regimental Drill, Duty Songs, and Cadences from Biafra (2009).

Elochukwu Uzukwu, C.S.Sp., holds the Rev Pierre Schouver C.S.Sp. Endowed Chair in Mission at Duquesne University, Pennsylvania. He is a leading African theologian and has authored books and peer reviewed articles that have made an impact on theology worldwide. His best known books include A Listening Church: Autonomy and Communion in African Churches (1996; 2006); Worship as Body Language: Introduction to Christian Worship: An African Orientation (1997); and God, Spirit, and Human Wholeness: Appropriating Faith and Culture in West African Style (2012).