Authenticity of Belief in African (Igbo) Traditional Religion: A Critical Appraisal in the Light of Christian Faith

Authenticity of Belief in African (Igbo) Traditional Religion: A Critical Appraisal in the Light of Christian Faith

by Aloysius Ndiukwu


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The work presents Abrahamic monotheistic religions and the belief of the traditional religions in Africa, especially in Igboland. Religion exists notwithstanding many rots and bad religious behaviours through systematic and atheistic upbringing. It is true that in the history of mankind, different religions have come and gone and many are still in existence and they are religiously or socially formed. The monotheistic faiths of Judaism, Christianity and Islam have their complementary religious conviction with Igbo religion. They have the image of God as one and only. The authentic carriers of Igbo religion include religious functionaries, the family, and the elders. The religion is culturally, socially and ethically oriented and so the Gospel message of Christ should not neglect them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783631656020
Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Publication date: 10/07/2014
Pages: 397
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.04(d)

About the Author

Aloysius Eberechukwu Ndiukwu hails from Urualla (Nigeria) and is a Catholic Priest of the diocese of Orlu (Nigeria). He studied philosophy and theology in Rome and Nigeria. He also researched at the University of Würzburg (Germany) specializing in fundamental theology.

Table of Contents

Contents: Religion – Myth – Faith – Belief – Tradition – Monotheism – Judaism – Torah – Covenant – Christ – Christianity – Trinity – Bible – Mohammad – Islam – Qur’an – Salat – Nigeria – Igbo – Chukwu – Ala – Chi – Ancestors – Priesthood – Priest – Worship – Sacrifice – Prayer – Kola Nut – Dibia – Diviner – Community – Solidarity – Family – Elders – Title taking – Proverbs – Hospitality – Life – Death – Christian Identity – Religious Concept – Abrahamic Monotheistic Religions and their Beliefs – African Traditional Religions and Igbo Objects of Worship – Religious Functionaries in African Traditional Religions – Ethical Social and Religious Values in Africa – Critical Appraisal in the Light of Christian Faith.

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