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The Resource Abraham our father : Paul and the ancestors in postcolonial Africa, Israel Kamudzandu

Abraham our father : Paul and the ancestors in postcolonial Africa, Israel Kamudzandu

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Abraham our father : Paul and the ancestors in postcolonial Africa
Title
Abraham our father
Title remainder
Paul and the ancestors in postcolonial Africa
Statement of responsibility
Israel Kamudzandu
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"'Father Abraham had many sons . . .' So goes the chorus that the Shona people learned from European missionaries as part of the broader experience of colonization that they share with other African peoples. Urged to abandon their ancestors and embrace Christianity, the Shona instead engaged in a complex and ambiguous negotiation of ancestral myths, culture, and power. Israel Kamudzandu explores this legacy, showing how the Shona found in the figure of Abraham, himself a potent resource for cultural resistance, and makes intriguing comparisons with the ways the apostle Paul used the same figure in his interaction with the ancestry of Aeneas in imperial myths of the destiny of the Roman people. The result is a groundbreaking study that combines the best tradition-historical insights with postcolonial-critical acumen. Kamudzandu offers at last a model of multi-cultural Christianity forged in the experience of postcolonial Zimbabwe"--Publisher description
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
227.106
Index
index present
LC call number
BS2665.52
LC item number
.K363 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Paul in critical contexts
Label
Abraham our father : Paul and the ancestors in postcolonial Africa, Israel Kamudzandu
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-113) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Empire, gospel and culture -- Zimbabwe's religious cultural configurations -- Postcolonial Shona Christianity -- Aeneas, a constructed ancestor -- Aeneas and Abraham paradigms -- Conclusions and implications
Control code
000401817
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 120 pages
Isbn
9780800698171
Lccn
2014469337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000401817
  • (OCoLC)798615961
Label
Abraham our father : Paul and the ancestors in postcolonial Africa, Israel Kamudzandu
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-113) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Empire, gospel and culture -- Zimbabwe's religious cultural configurations -- Postcolonial Shona Christianity -- Aeneas, a constructed ancestor -- Aeneas and Abraham paradigms -- Conclusions and implications
Control code
000401817
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 120 pages
Isbn
9780800698171
Lccn
2014469337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000401817
  • (OCoLC)798615961

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