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By Anthony Ephirim-Donkor

African faith is ancestor worship; it revolves round the useless, now regarded as alive and good in heaven (the Samanadzie) and propitiated through the dwelling on the earth. For the Akan, the ancestors’ stool is the brand of the ancestors (Nananom Nsamanfo). Led by means of their kings and queen moms as residing ancestors, the Akan periodically propitiate the ancestors’ stools housing their ancestors. In go back, the ancestors and deities impression the affairs of dwelling descendants, making ancestor worship as tenably workable as the other religion.
This moment variation updates the scholarship on ancestor worship by means of demonstrating the centrality of the ancestors’ stool because the final non secular image. additionally, all chapters were elevated. a brand new bankruptcy has been further to teach how ancestor worship is pragmatically integrative, theologically sound, teleological in addition to soteriological, with a hugely informed clerical physique and elders as mediators.

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