AFRCNA 0031 Week 11 Notes
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Date Created: 03/26/15
March 24 2015 talked about response papers and turned them in March 26 2015 VIDEO Missionaries came to tell Africans to renounce their beliefs To the missionaries their form of spiritual renewal was superior to others African Spirituality Meanings and Reality Tragedy and Hope by Carroll Quigley o Said the missionaries needed to renounce beliefs forget ancestors get rid of the fabric of their culture Commonalities in ALL Ancient African Traditions o The belief in the supreme God 0 Oludumare amoung the Yoruba o Nkulunku among the Zulu o Amma among the Dogon o Ra Ma at African Traditions 0 God is both imminent and transcendent both near and far and in this framework African descended people engaged in daily interaction with divinities who are seen as God s intermediaries Ancestor Veneration 0 African religion stresses ancestor veneration o Ancestral veneration reinforces the concepts of linkage heritage and spiritual relevance Reasons for Ancestral Veneration o A source of symbol and linkage 0 Models of ethical life service and social achievement to the community 0 Because they are spiritual intercessors between humans and the creator Akwasidae o The linkage between those who have passes the living and the yet to be born Balance 0 African religions stress the necessary balance between one s personal identity and responsibility Spirituality 0 Thought belief and practice concerned with the transcendent and the ultimate questions of life Death Origin Destiny Relevance Suffering Obligations to other HumansAncestors Obligations to GodSupreme Being
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