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Doctrine of God in African Christian Thought: The Holy Trinity, Theological Hermeneutics and the African Intellectual Culture (James Henry Owino Kombo) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2007) 9789004158047
Doctrine of God in African Christian Thought: The Holy Trinity, Theological Hermeneutics and the African Intellectual Culture (James Henry Owino Kombo) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2007) 9789004158047
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Title: The Doctrine of God in African Christian Thought: The Holy Trinity, Theological Hermeneutics and the African Intellectual Culture

Author: Kombo, James Henry Owino

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2007

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004158047

Volumes: 1; Pages: xiv, 298

List Price in Cloth: $138.00 Our price: $117.99

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The Christian faith knows and worships one God, who is revealed in the Son and in the Holy Spirit. This is the meaning of the doctrine of the Trinity in Christian thought. Although Christian orthodoxy defines the doctrine of the Trinity, the intellectual tools used to capture it significantly vary. At different times and in different places, Western Christianity has, for instance, used neo-Platonism, German Idealism, and the conceptual tools of the second-century Greeks. Taking elements from the known African intellectual framework, this book argues that for African Christians, the respective pre-Christian African understanding of God and the Ntu-metaphysics, in particular, function as conceptual gates for an attempt towards articulating the Trinity for African Christian audiences.
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