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African Spirituality

African Spirituality - rev edition

African Spirituality - rev edition

ISBN13: 9780761854678

ISBN10: 0761854673

African Spirituality by Anthony Ephirim-Donkor - ISBN 9780761854678
Edition: REV 11
Copyright: 2011
Publisher: University Press of America
Published: 2011
International: No
African Spirituality by Anthony Ephirim-Donkor - ISBN 9780761854678

ISBN13: 9780761854678

ISBN10: 0761854673

Edition: REV 11

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Summary

African spirituality among the Akan people of Ghana can be defined as a developmental quest to achieve ancestorhood in heaven (Samanadzie) after first attaining eldership and wisdom in the corporeal world (Wiadzie). The African life, then, is a cycle. A human originates in the Samanadzie as a spiritual personality (saman) after being joined by a spirit (Sunsum). At birth, a newborn is endowed with a soul (kra), becoming a living being (kratsiasifo). During adulthood, a person embarks on an ethical existence (bra b), the successful application of which leads a community to confer an eldership title (Nana) on an adult. Upon death, a Nana is again transformed into an saman and judged at the Samanadzic. If found worthy, the saman joins the eternally esteemed company of the Ancestors (Nananom Nsamanfo), with the most powerful of them all-kings and queen mothers-transformed into deities. Book jacket.

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African Spirituality : On Becoming Ancestors by Anthony Ephirim-Donkor. - ISBN 9780865435537
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