The Resource God in Africa : conceptions of God in African traditional religion and Christianity, by Malcolm J. McVeigh

God in Africa : conceptions of God in African traditional religion and Christianity, by Malcolm J. McVeigh

Label
God in Africa : conceptions of God in African traditional religion and Christianity
Title
God in Africa
Title remainder
conceptions of God in African traditional religion and Christianity
Statement of responsibility
by Malcolm J. McVeigh
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McVeigh, Malcolm J
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • BL2462.5
  • BT102
LC item number
  • .M37 1974
  • .M28
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • God (African religion)
  • Dieu
  • God (African religion)
  • Religion
  • Godsvoorstellingen
  • Oude Testament
  • Godsdiensten
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • Afrique noire
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
Label
God in Africa : conceptions of God in African traditional religion and Christianity, by Malcolm J. McVeigh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 189-204
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1 Introduction -- Edwin W. Smith: the man -- The problem -- Definitions -- Limitations -- Previous research -- Procedure -- 2 Personality: is god a person? -- Traditional view -- Concept of mana -- god and mana -- Allusions to personality -- Ambiguity of African conception -- Christian contribution -- Clarification of African view -- Elimination of fear -- Elevation of theism -- 3 Monotheism: is god one? -- Traditional view -- Survival of personality -- Role of ancestors -- Role of divinities -- Ancestors, divinities and god -- Christian contribution -- Emphasis on supreme God -- Answer to Spiritism's fears God's search for man -- God near and concerned -- God's goodness and love -- 5 Revelation: does god reveal himself? -- Traditional view -- Purpose of divination -- Significance of dreams -- Role of prophets -- Prophets from god -- Christian contribution -- African religion and the Jews -- African religion and Jesus -- General and special revelation -- 6 Ethics: does God require righteousness? -- Traditional view -- Concept of taboo -- Ancestral sanctions -- Role of supreme being -- Christian contribution -- Strengths and weaknesses -- Separation of ceremonial and moral law -- Inner compulsion for morality -- Ethics and God -- 7 Worship: is God worshipped? -- Traditional view -- "Ancestor worship" -- African conception of worship -- Worship of supreme being -- Role of intermediaries -- Christian contribution -- Worship centered in supreme God -- Sublimation of form -- Sublimation of content -- Communion of the saints -- 8 Critical analysis: traditional view -- Misunderstanding of central paradox -- Transcendence and immanence -- Good and evil -- Fate or destiny -- Smith's position -- Misplacement of speculative talent -- Origin of religion -- Influence of social structure -- Significance of African myths -- Concept of personality -- Disregard of multiform reactions -- Unity and plurality -- Misfortune as good fortune -- Prenatal destiny -- Dualism -- Divine capriciousness -- 9 Critical analysis: Christian contribution -- Misunderstanding of Christian task -- Appeal of Christianity -- Weakness of Christianity -- Smith and paradox -- Smith and fulfillment -- Misinterpretation of rationalistic appeal -- Dynamism -- Witchcraft -- "Ancestor Worship" -- Toward a solution -- Whole of life approach -- Centrality of problem of evil -- Christian answer -- 10 Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 235 pages, 26 pages of plates
Isbn
9780890070031
Lccn
74076005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1117777
Label
God in Africa : conceptions of God in African traditional religion and Christianity, by Malcolm J. McVeigh
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 189-204
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1 Introduction -- Edwin W. Smith: the man -- The problem -- Definitions -- Limitations -- Previous research -- Procedure -- 2 Personality: is god a person? -- Traditional view -- Concept of mana -- god and mana -- Allusions to personality -- Ambiguity of African conception -- Christian contribution -- Clarification of African view -- Elimination of fear -- Elevation of theism -- 3 Monotheism: is god one? -- Traditional view -- Survival of personality -- Role of ancestors -- Role of divinities -- Ancestors, divinities and god -- Christian contribution -- Emphasis on supreme God -- Answer to Spiritism's fears God's search for man -- God near and concerned -- God's goodness and love -- 5 Revelation: does god reveal himself? -- Traditional view -- Purpose of divination -- Significance of dreams -- Role of prophets -- Prophets from god -- Christian contribution -- African religion and the Jews -- African religion and Jesus -- General and special revelation -- 6 Ethics: does God require righteousness? -- Traditional view -- Concept of taboo -- Ancestral sanctions -- Role of supreme being -- Christian contribution -- Strengths and weaknesses -- Separation of ceremonial and moral law -- Inner compulsion for morality -- Ethics and God -- 7 Worship: is God worshipped? -- Traditional view -- "Ancestor worship" -- African conception of worship -- Worship of supreme being -- Role of intermediaries -- Christian contribution -- Worship centered in supreme God -- Sublimation of form -- Sublimation of content -- Communion of the saints -- 8 Critical analysis: traditional view -- Misunderstanding of central paradox -- Transcendence and immanence -- Good and evil -- Fate or destiny -- Smith's position -- Misplacement of speculative talent -- Origin of religion -- Influence of social structure -- Significance of African myths -- Concept of personality -- Disregard of multiform reactions -- Unity and plurality -- Misfortune as good fortune -- Prenatal destiny -- Dualism -- Divine capriciousness -- 9 Critical analysis: Christian contribution -- Misunderstanding of Christian task -- Appeal of Christianity -- Weakness of Christianity -- Smith and paradox -- Smith and fulfillment -- Misinterpretation of rationalistic appeal -- Dynamism -- Witchcraft -- "Ancestor Worship" -- Toward a solution -- Whole of life approach -- Centrality of problem of evil -- Christian answer -- 10 Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 235 pages, 26 pages of plates
Isbn
9780890070031
Lccn
74076005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1117777

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