Mother Earth, Mother Africa & African indigenous religions

dc.contributor.editorMatholeni, Nobuntu Penxaen_ZA
dc.contributor.editorBoateng, Georgina Kwanimaen_ZA
dc.contributor.editorManyonganise, Mollyen_ZA
dc.identifier.citationMatholeni, N. P., Boateng, G. K. & Manyonganise, M. (eds.) 2020. Mother Earth, Mother Africa & African indigenous religions. Stellenbosch: SUN PReSS, doi:10.18820/9781928480730.
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-928480-72-3 (print)
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-928480-73-0 (online)
dc.descriptionCITATION: Matholeni, N. P., Boateng, G. K. & Manyonganise, M. (eds.) 2020. Mother Earth, Mother Africa & African indigenous religions. Stellenbosch: SUN PReSS, doi:10.18820/9781928480730.
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dc.description.abstractAfricans embrace all of life, the humanity of each person, the world, and the creation of God. Consequently, African indigenous education reflects the completeness of life itself. The various chapters in this volume recount religious events and experiences from individual perspectives as they are unfolding on the continent. The different voices show how modernity, colonisation, urbanisation, Christianity, and technology have sidelined beliefs and practices of African traditional religions (ATRs) to the detriment of the environment. This volume brings together voices from leading proponents of ATRs and African religious heritage to help us appreciate how values are richly entrenched in African religious life. It demonstrates the detailed richness of ATRs and culture and showcases how far the academic study of ATRs in Africa has come, and calls for a concerted effort through partnership between various actors to ensure environmental sustainability.en_ZA
dc.description.tableofcontentsIntroduction -- Kwantonjane: the indigenous rites of passage amongst amaXhosa in relation to prejudiced spaces -- Bembu rituals and the environment: experiences of the wives of Bashi Cingo in the sweetheart of Nimbi church -- Liberating earth and women in postcolonial worship spaces in Ghana -- The Role of rainmakers in awakening environmental consciousness: a postcolonial ecocritical analysis -- The sedated sacred: a socioreligious analysis of Zimbabwe’s land reform programme and environmental degradation -- Rethinking environmental sustainability through the Ndau notion of communal existence -- The Impact of urbanisation on burial rituals in Southern Africa -- The Beliefs and religious practices and the environment amongst the kalanga in north-east Botwana -- African imagination of technology and environmental stability: examples of Kikuyu and Luhya communities in Kenya -- The role of religion in sustainable development: theological reflections on sustainable development goals and mother earth.
dc.format.extent179 pages
dc.publisherAfrican Sun Media
dc.subjectAfrica -- Religionen_ZA
dc.titleMother Earth, Mother Africa & African indigenous religionsen_ZA
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