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By Anthony Ephirim-Donkor

African faith is ancestor worship; it revolves round the useless, now considered alive and good in heaven (the Samanadzie) and propitiated by way of the residing in the world. For the Akan, the ancestors’ stool is the logo of the ancestors (Nananom Nsamanfo). Led by means of 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 impact the affairs of dwelling descendants, making ancestor worship as tenably practicable as the other religion.
This moment version 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 additional to teach how ancestor worship is pragmatically integrative, theologically sound, teleological in addition to soteriological, with a hugely educated clerical physique and elders as mediators.

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