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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 approach. It goals to recapture ideas of God as initially mirrored upon by way of pristine African spiritual thinkers. Muzorewa is looking for after the normal African understandings of the Divine, which hint their origins again prior to the increase of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Monotheism, he keeps, 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, via 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 by means of a feeling of the presence of the all-pervasive and omnipresent God, which has instilled within the humans a feeling of admire for all times in any respect expenses. hence, recognize isn't 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, heritage, and cultural reviews. 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 guaranteed to be one of many very important books of our times."
--Molefi Kete Asante, Temple college, Philadelphia, PA

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

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

Dr. Gwinyai H. Muzorewa is a professor of theology at Lincoln college, Pennsylvania, the 1st degree-granting traditionally black college 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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