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The Challenge of Authenticity - African Cultural and Faith Commitment (Paperback) Loot Price: R498
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The Challenge of Authenticity - African Cultural and Faith Commitment (Paperback): Jacob Hevi

The Challenge of Authenticity - African Cultural and Faith Commitment (Paperback)

Jacob Hevi

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Authenticity -- the external self in conformity with the inner self, to be sincere to oneself, is a state of genteel well being, and therefore of true happiness. It is the state of being whole, and in a sense, of experiencing holiness. It is the ideal of being a Christian in any cultural context, a challenge to all Christians everywhere. But this service is not simply allowing oneself to be an instrument, but also of actively being the agent, putting the word into action in the world. This means creatively activating the Spirit of God, the Spirit of the Word, within the culture, in the world, in individuals and in peoples at any time and place. It means the challenge to break through the limiting structures of body and mind in order to get to people's hearts, whatever may be their stations in life. every time or place has its peculiar challenges. For the Christian faith, the challenge is to activate the best within the indigenous culture of its practitioners, parishioners and sympathisers. The point of departure is that the best elements of a typical indigenous African culture are openness, sincerity of spirit, spontaneity, in a word, authenticity. These are far different from the superficial emotionalism, which some uninformed scholars and commentators have made these out to be. general, and in African socio-cultural context in particular, could be converted into opportunities to make faith-commitment a truly self-fulfilling vocation that will in turn create authentic discipleship.


Imprint: Adonis & Abbey Publishers Ltd
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: 2003
First published: 2003
Authors: Jacob Hevi
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 248
ISBN-13: 978-0-9545037-5-8
Categories: Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Christianity
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Christianity > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > General
Books > Christianity
LSN: 0-9545037-5-9
Barcode: 9780954503758

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