African Theology As Liberating Wisdom : Celebrating Life and Harmony in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Botswana.

In African Theology as Liberating Wisdom; Celebrating Life and Harmony in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Botswana, Mari-Anna Pöntinen analyses contextual interpretations of the Christian faith in this church. These interpretations draw from the Tswana tradition and liberation in Christ.

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Main Author: Pöntinen, Mari-Anna.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Leiden : BRILL, 2013.
Edition:1st ed.
Series:Studies in Systematic Theology Ser.
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505 0 |a Intro -- African Theology as Liberating Wisdom -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- 1. Introduction -- 1.1. Challenges of African Theology and the Context of the ELCB -- 1.2. Aim of the Study, its Methods and Previous Research -- 1.3. Sources and Structure of the Study -- 2. African Theology and The Heritage of Wisdom -- 2.1. African Theology -- 2.1.1. Characterising 'African' Theology -- 2.1.2. From Africanising Theology into African Theology -- 2.2. African Oral Wisdom as Philosophical and Religious Inquiry -- 3. Epistemological Principles of Theological Thinking in the ELCB -- 3.1. Theology as Liberating Wisdom -- 3.1.1. Interplay of Faith and Understanding -- 3.1.2. Relationship to Contextual Theories -- 3.2. Principle of Contextual Theology and the Lutheran Spirit -- 4. Culture Philosophical Emphases of Theological Thinking in the ELCB -- 4.1. Holistic Perception of Life and the Ontology of Spiritual Monism -- 4.2. The Tswana Humanity Principle -- 4.2.1. Communal Human Existence -- 4.2.2. Botho as an Ethical Principle -- 5. Religious Implications and Theology of Spirituality in the ELCB -- 5.1. Theology of Relationship and African Spirituality -- 5.2. Modimo, the Source of Life and the Father and Mother of the Universe -- 5.3. The Life Principle and the Tswana Religious Thought -- 5.3.1. Celebration of Life -- 5.3.2. Harmony as a State of Mind and Being -- 5.4. Participation in Life Through Christ -- 5.4.1. Christ, the Saviour, the Liberator and the Great Ngaka of the Sinners -- 5.4.2. Possessed by Christ -- 5.4.3. Christ as the Mediator and the Role of Badimo as Saints -- 5.5. Separation from the Traditional Explanatory Theory -- 5.6. Community of God and the Prophetic Mission of the Church -- 6. Conclusions -- Appendix: Interviewees -- Bibliography -- Sources -- Unpublished Sources. 
505 8 |a Published Sources -- Interviews -- Literature -- Index. 
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