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By Anthony Ephirim-Donkor

African faith is ancestor worship; it revolves round the useless, now regarded as alive and good in heaven (the Samanadzie) and propitiated by way of the residing on the earth. For the Akan, the ancestors’ stool is the logo of the ancestors (Nananom Nsamanfo). Led via their kings and queen moms as dwelling ancestors, the Akan periodically propitiate the ancestors’ stools housing their ancestors. In go back, the ancestors and deities impression the affairs of residing descendants, making ancestor worship as tenably achievable as the other religion.
This moment variation updates the scholarship on ancestor worship by way of demonstrating the centrality of the ancestors’ stool because the final non secular image. moreover, all chapters were improved. a brand new bankruptcy has been extra to teach how ancestor worship is pragmatically integrative, theologically sound, teleological in addition to soteriological, with a hugely knowledgeable clerical physique and elders as mediators.

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