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African tradition andthe Christian God.

Charles Nyamiti

African tradition andthe Christian God.

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Published by Gaba Publications in Eldoret .
Written in English


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SeriesSpearhead -- 49
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Open LibraryOL13734832M

The understanding of African Christian people is that, the local church cannot be built without placing Christianity in partnership with the African Traditional Religion. The African Traditional religion is an integral part of Black African’s everyday life. Each facet of a . With this belief based on God’s revelation of Himself to the Africans, God became real, and every African community has a local name for God. God has always been real and never an abstract concept to the African. The names which various African communities give to God project their best expression of Him in their religious experiences.


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