The Resource African spirituality : on becoming ancestors, Anthony Ephirim-Donkor

African spirituality : on becoming ancestors, Anthony Ephirim-Donkor

Label
African spirituality : on becoming ancestors
Title
African spirituality
Title remainder
on becoming ancestors
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Ephirim-Donkor
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Focusing on the Akan people in Ghana as a resource for examining the overall conception of human development, this study is the first of its kind to concentrate on specific developmental processes of an African people from the ancestral world to the mundane and back to the ancestral world. From their beliefs concerning reincarnation, conception, birth, education, ethical existence and generativity, eldership, and death, the Akan people have developed a sequence of culturally defined life stage. This paradigm is predicated on a theory of personality that has its ontological basis in God (Nana Nyame) and the primordial woman and her children that formed the original matrilineal community, the ebusua. This structural model utilizes myths and concepts, rites, dreams, and elements that form the basis for human development among the Akan people. Applying the work of Erik Erikson and James Fowler, the author examines the vast, systematized, and holistic Akan concept of personality."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ephirim-Donkor, Anthony
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2480.A4
LC item number
E64 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Akan (African people)
  • Ancestor worship
  • Culto a los antepasados
  • Akan (African people)
  • Ancestor worship
  • Religion
  • Akan (peuple d'Afrique)
  • Morts
  • Religion
  • Ahnenkult
  • Ghana
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • Ghana
  • Africa, Sur del Sahara
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • Ghana
  • Ghana
  • Afrique subsaharienne
  • Akan
Label
African spirituality : on becoming ancestors, Anthony Ephirim-Donkor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [155]-167) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. The personality -- Introduction -- Conceptual theories -- The old woman and her children -- My father and I are one. The Sunsum ; The Su and the Suban ; The Wer and the Awerekyekyer -- The Ayamhyehye, the Ahummobor, and the Abadai ; The Sunsum (Shadow) ; The Ntoro/Egyabosom ; The Osaman ; The Sasa ; The Dzen -- The divine presence. The Okra ; The Ahom ; The Nkrabea ; Tha Adwen and the Nyansa -- pt. II. Childhood -- Childhood spirituality -- Education -- pt. III. Adulthood -- Ethical existence and generativity -- The elders -- The ancestors -- Conclusion -- Glossary of terms
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
181 pages
Isbn
9780865435537
Lccn
97003148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36621703
  • (OCoLC)ocm36621703
Label
African spirituality : on becoming ancestors, Anthony Ephirim-Donkor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [155]-167) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. The personality -- Introduction -- Conceptual theories -- The old woman and her children -- My father and I are one. The Sunsum ; The Su and the Suban ; The Wer and the Awerekyekyer -- The Ayamhyehye, the Ahummobor, and the Abadai ; The Sunsum (Shadow) ; The Ntoro/Egyabosom ; The Osaman ; The Sasa ; The Dzen -- The divine presence. The Okra ; The Ahom ; The Nkrabea ; Tha Adwen and the Nyansa -- pt. II. Childhood -- Childhood spirituality -- Education -- pt. III. Adulthood -- Ethical existence and generativity -- The elders -- The ancestors -- Conclusion -- Glossary of terms
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
181 pages
Isbn
9780865435537
Lccn
97003148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36621703
  • (OCoLC)ocm36621703

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