What Is Not Sacred? African Spirituality

What Is Not Sacred? African Spirituality


Author: Laurenti Magesa
Publisher: Orbis Books
ISBN: 9781626980525
Format: Paperback
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Argues that despite missionary Christianity’s refusal to acknowledge the worth of traditional African religious culture, the incarnational spirituality of those cultures remains vibrant and visible today, and has much to offer and teach other cultures, both Christian and not. When we admit that, in fact, all is sacred, we are challenged to reevaluate our relationships with each other, with other cultures, with God, and with the environment.

Laurenti Magesa, Author

Laurenti Magesa is a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Musoma, Tanzania. He has a Ph.D. in Moral Theology from St. Paul University in Ottawa, Canada, and taught from 1986-1992 at the Catholic University of East Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, where he also served as a lecturer at the Maryknoll Institute of African Studies. His books include African Religion: The Moral Traditions of Abundant Life and Anatomy of Inculturation: Transforming the Church in Africa (both Orbis Books).


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