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The Church as 'Idumu': An attempt to distinguish between Western theological beliefs and African theological beliefs

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The author compares African theology with Western Christian theology.
Published (first published April 7th 2012)
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Ab
Apr 15, 2012 Ab rated it it was amazing

Based on a true story, the author depicts the life of Christians in Nigeria and compares that with the American Christian living. The author treats several theological terms such as ‘sin’, ‘God’, ‘church’ in a refreshingly original way and that is the major strength of this book. The book points out that geographical location and the influence of African Traditional Religion changes the structure and style and the theologizing of everyday terms. I think the author was right on point in her diffe
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Glenn
Aug 19, 2012 Glenn rated it it was amazing
This book is really incredible. You definitely love this book once you read it. Seriously,the title has enthrall my likeliness to read this book. Inside, Maureen describes the difference of western and african theological beliefs. Provided by her analysis and outlook between Western and African, Maureen also discern the physical and spiritual world.This book is priceless in terms of information.
Martin Coco
May 28, 2012 Martin Coco rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very reflective read with several theological topics on dealing with historical truth. For example, the concept of the Holy Spirit--the author skillfully compares with the traditional idea of `Chi' personality emanating from God.
The book also itemizes the author's take on the African idea of Sanctification, priesthood and faith.
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Martin Coco
May 28, 2012 Martin Coco rated it it was amazing
Very reflective read with several theological topics on dealing with historical truth. For example, the concept of the Holy Spirit--the author skillfully compares with the traditional idea of `Chi' personality emanating from God.
The book also itemizes the author's take on the African idea of Sanctification, priesthood and faith.
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Rommel Suliguin
May 28, 2012 Rommel Suliguin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is very thought-provoking and rife with historical and mythical references. I did find it a bit hard to read, as it is so full of anecdotes it feels disjointed and the text doesn't `flow' well and pour out a story. But the richness of the ideas makes it worth the effort. ...more
Vanessa Narciso
May 25, 2012 Vanessa Narciso rated it it was amazing
Uche presents her view of African Christianity as it adopts western practices. The wide acceptance of Christianity and its growth influence the history and shaped the faith and minds of many Africans.
Charlotte
Jun 05, 2012 Charlotte rated it it was amazing
Western theology truly have a great influence in the beliefs of African people's beliefs-This is fully discussed on the book. A must read especially to those who are interested in African culture
Julia Reese
Jun 22, 2012 Julia Reese rated it it was amazing
The book gives service to several theological reflections by dealing with historical truth. The book also itemizes the author's take on the African idea of Sanctification, priesthood and faith.
Derick
Jun 26, 2012 Derick rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Extremely pondering study with many theological subjects on dealing with ancient truth. The African idea of Sanctification, priesthood and faith are immensely well revealed on the book
Julia Reese
Jun 22, 2012 Julia Reese rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book gives service to several theological reflections by dealing with historical truth. the author's take on the African idea of Sanctification, priesthood and faith.
Derick
Jun 26, 2012 Derick rated it it was amazing
the writer shows the life of Christian believers around Nigeria. and points out how geographic destination influence African Traditions in spiritual preference.
Zacky
Jun 12, 2012 Zacky rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The author has successfully diagnosed the use of the Bible in African religions. The book emphasized the impact of western theology on the African minds.
Zacky
Jun 12, 2012 Zacky rated it it was amazing
The author has successfully diagnosed the use of the Bible in African religions. The book emphasized the impact of western theology on the African minds.
Rommel Suliguin
May 20, 2012 Rommel Suliguin rated it it was amazing
Uche made a great comparison on western theological beliefs and african belief!
Charlotte
Jun 05, 2012 Charlotte rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A must read especially to those who are interested in African culture
Chloe Ledesma
May 30, 2012 Chloe Ledesma rated it it was amazing

A great reference for those who are interested in African Culture
Ana Rae
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A very thought-provoking book.
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