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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- African Theology as Liberating Wisdom
- 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
- Unpublished Sources.
- Published Sources