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Community and Trinity in Africa (Hardcover) (Ibrahim S. Bitrus)

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Community and Trinity in Africa recasts the African tradition of community from a theological perspective. Ibrahim S. Bitrus explains the new Trinitarian hermeneutics of God as the fundamental framework for constructing an authentic African tradition of community.

Firstly, the book explores the tripartite structural evils of the patriarchal tradition, the Big Man/Woman syndrome, and ethnic-religious nepotism, which distort the African tradition of community. It then goes on to analyze Trinitarian proposals that liberate the distorted African tradition of community and concludes that an authentic African tradition of community is a tradition that embodies individuality without libertarian individualism, communality without patriarchy, and mutual multi-ethnic and religious relations without nepotism and domination.

Arguing that the communion of the Triune God is not a moral ideal, but a gift for restructuring the church and society, this book is an essential read for scholars of African religion and Christian theology.

Number of Pages: 197
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Series Title: Routledge Studies on Religion in Africa and the Diaspora
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Ibrahim S. Bitrus
Language: English
Street Date: August 29, 2017
TCIN: 52813140
UPC: 9781138240643
Item Number (DPCI): 248-48-2872
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