Religions in Africa: Conflicts, Politics and Social Ethics: The Collected Essays of Ogbu Uke Kalu Volume 3

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This volume collects together Kalu's insightful essays on the intersection of religion and social issues in Africa. They constitute an engaging set of political and ethical analyses of the flow of events as Christianity penetrated Africa and sustains itself it multiple forms. It is an illuminating, informative, and and provocative commentary on religion in African public spaces. It is also a constructive study of how religion affects public life, engaging the debate on how primal religions frame the outworking of...

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Overview

This volume collects together Kalu's insightful essays on the intersection of religion and social issues in Africa. They constitute an engaging set of political and ethical analyses of the flow of events as Christianity penetrated Africa and sustains itself it multiple forms. It is an illuminating, informative, and and provocative commentary on religion in African public spaces. It is also a constructive study of how religion affects public life, engaging the debate on how primal religions frame the outworking of the social ethics of African Christians and Muslims. In this set Kalu displays the sensitivity of a great historian coupled with an eye for ethical issues.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592217793
  • Publisher: Africa World Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2010
  • Pages: 428
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Biography Wilhelmina J. Kalu xi

Tributes and Testimonies

Jehu J. Hanciles xvi

Joel Carpenter xvii

Dr. Kanayo K Odeluga xviii

Dr. Andrew F Walls xxi

J. Akuma-Kalu Njoku xxiii

Dr. Ukachukwu Chris Manus xxiv

Dr. Earle F Roberts xxv

Dr. Waibinte Wariboko xxvii

Dr. Cynthia M. Campbell xxviii

Dr. Robert A. Cathey xxix

Dr. David D. Daniels III xxx

Dr. David Esterline xxxi

Dr. Ted Hiebert xxxiii

Luis R. Rivera xxxv

Dr. Kenneth Sawyer xxxvii

Photos xli

Editors' Introduction li

Part I Theology and Politics

Chapter 1 African Protestant Theology 3

Chapter 2 Faith and Politics in Africa: Emergent Political Theology of Engagement in Nigeria 11

Chapter 3 Harsh Flutes: the Religious Dimension of the Legitimacy Crisis in Nigeria, 1993-1998 31

Chapter 4 Safiyya and Adamah: Punishing Adultery with Sharia Stones in Twenty-First Century Nigeria 65

Chapter 5 Sharia and Islam in Nigerian Pentecostal Rhetoric, 1970-2003 87

Chapter 6 The Big Drum for A Warrior: Osofo Jeremiah Wright and Afrcan-American Re-Engagement of Africa 107

Chapter 7 James Cone's Legacy in Africa: Confession as Political Praxis in the Kairos Document 131

Part II Religion, Culture, and Social Engagement

Chapter 8 From the End of History to the Beginning of Poverty: Poverty and Social Engagement in Contemporary African Christianity 153

Chapter 9 Poverty and Its Alleviation in Colonial Nigeria 179

Chapter 10 Healing as the Children's Bread: Contested Coping-Healing Strategies in African Pentecostalism 201

Chapter 11 The Gods Are to Blame: Religion, Worldview, and Light Ecological Footprints in Africa 225

Chapter 12 Daughters of Ethiopia: Constructing A Feminist Discourse in Ebony Strokes 251

Part III Religion and Violence

Chapter 13 Global Theology and Violent Face of Religion 269

Chapter 14 Tangled Roots in Mangrove Forest: The Cultural Landscape of Political Violence in Africa 291

Part IV Theological Education

Chapter 15 To Hang A Ladder in the Air: Talking About African Education in Edinburgh 1910 313

Chapter 16 Theological Education in Contemporary Africa 343

CV Ogbu Kalu 363

Index 395

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