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The Bible and African Culture

Mapping Transactional Inroads

Humphrey Waweru

Publication Year: 2012

How can African theology survive the self-repetition of mere cultural apologia or contextualization-stereotypes, and mature into a critical theoretical discipline responding to the challenges of the postmodern world-order? Dr. Humphrey M. Wawe contributes here a sound theological reflection using the hitherto unused methodological paradigm of mapping the inroads in the ìtransactionî between the Bible and African culture.

Published by: African Books Collective

Title page

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Copyright page

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Acknowledgements

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pp. v-vi

I am glad that tradition provides this forum for publicly thanking those special people who helped this book become a reality. For me, writing . . .

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Preface

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pp. vii-viii

There is good news in Africa! That is a paradigm shift in biblical studies in Africa. This is important information for those whose steady diet . . .

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Introduction

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pp. 1-4

It has always been my desire to reflect on the debate that has been going on, in Africa concerning the relationship between the African culture . . .

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CHAPTER ONE - African Culture and the Bible

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pp. 5-21

When the Bible arrived in Africa, it found a fertile ground to germinate on. Africans were so receptive to Chistianity that, it took . . .

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CHAPTER TWO - The Kikuyu People

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pp. 23-48

The native homeland of the Kikuyu people is around Mt. Kenya, which is the only snow-capped Mountain along the equator. This Mountain . . .

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CHAPTER THREE - Mapping the Transaction Between the African Culture and the Bible

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pp. 49-69

The transaction between the African culture and the Bible is a relatively recent development. It is a natural development of a church . . .

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CHAPTER FOUR - Methodologies for Transaction between the African Culture and the Bible

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pp. 71-96

Before attempting to juxtapose these two seemingly unrelated – even antagonistic – texts (African oral culture and the Biblical culture), it . . .

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CHAPTER FIVE - Inter-Religious Transaction Between African Culture and the Bible

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pp. 97-129

It is important to engage in a transaction between our African terms and those of Christianity. There are numerous ways of carrying out . . .

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CHAPTER SIX - African Culture and the Bible Transact in Worship and Mission

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pp. 131-144

If it is to make sense, the subject of African worship and the dialogue between African culture and the Bible should be approached from the point . . .

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CHAPTER SEVEN - The Place of Women in this Transaction with Reference to John’s Gospel

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pp. 145-167

Much has been said about the dramatic changes in thinking and practical ways of living today. A number of thinkers and writers . . .

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CHAPTER EIGHT - Dowry: African or Christian? Another Inter-Religious Transaction

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pp. 169-187

A hot issue in African Christianity today is how, as Christians, to deal with the whole issue of dowries. Many Christians have not . . .

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CHAPTER NINE - Revelation

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pp. 189-192

I have attempted to demonstrated in this book that African culture and Biblical culture can dialogue in order to produce common ground for the . . .

Bibliography

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pp. 193-218

Index

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pp. 219-224

Back cover

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E-ISBN-13: 9789966040091
Print-ISBN-13: 9789966150639

Page Count: 236
Publication Year: 2012