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Author Bitrus, Ibrahim S., author

Title Community and Trinity in Africa / Ibrahim S. Bitrus
Published New York : Routledge, 2017
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Series Routledge studies on religion in Africa and the diaspora ; 1
Routledge studies on religion in Africa and the diaspora ; 1
Contents Chapter 1: Introduction -- Background to community and Trinity -- Purpose, significance and procedure adopted -- Scope and limitation of the book -- The African tradition of community: what it is? -- Evolution of Nigeria as a nation-state -- Bibliography -- Chapter 2: Major African communal structural evils -- Destructive patriarchal complex -- The "big man" syndrome -- Ethnic and religious nepotism -- Summary and conclusion -- Bibliography -- Chapter 3: The "amazing history" of the Trinity -- Mainline eastern Trinitarian thinkers -- Mainline western Trinitarian thinkers -- Eclipse and renaissance of Trinitarian theology in the early modern period -- Contemporary African hermeneutics of the Trinity -- Summary and conclusion -- Bibliography -- Chapter 4: The new hermeneutics of the Trinity -- Starting point of the new Trinitarian theology -- Hermeneutics of Trinitarian mutual relations of the triune God -- Hermeneutics of the unity of the triune God -- The Trinitarian communion: a moral ideal -- Summary and conclusion -- Bibliography -- Chapter 5: An authentic African tradition of community -- The Lord's Supper and the perichoretic life of God -- Dismantling the patriarchal complex -- The true big man: Newariga Diksen -- The gift of ethnic and religious diversity -- Perichoretic theological education -- Summary and conclusion -- Suggestions for further research
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Communities -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Communities -- Africa
Communities -- Nigeria
Equality -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
Equality -- Africa
Patriarchy -- Africa
Power (Social sciences) -- Africa
Trinity -- History of doctrines
Communities -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Equality -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Power (Social sciences)
RELIGION / Christian Theology / General
Trinity -- History of doctrines.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315283107