[Christianity in Traditional African Religions]

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Sarpong, Bishop Peter, Christianity and African Culture


Peter Sarpong

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This recording features a lecture presentation by Bishop Peter Sarpong, Roman Catholic Bishop of Kumasi. In the lecture, he discusses the relationship between Christianity and traditional African religions. He explains the role of intermediary spirits. Bishop Sarpong also discusses ideas of life after death in African religious traditions. There is also a discussion on African literature included in the recording.

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00:00:04 Audio begins with Henry Mitchell introducing Bishop Sarpong, Roman Catholic Bishop of Kumasi- one of eight Roman Catholic Black Bishops in Ghana.

00:01:08 Bishop Sarpong greets those in attendance and introduces his topic.

00:04:37 Talks about the way in which one worships Supreme Being.

00:10:26 Talks about how Supreme Being has given two kinds intermediary spirits in the human spirits and the non-human spirits (evil and good).

00:21:29 Talks about life after death in traditional African religions.

00:29:43 Talks about the level of morality and no distinction between African religious life and other parts African life including politics and kinship.

00:39:55 Unidentified man talks about publishing and movement of contemporary writing in Yoruba and traditional African literature.

00:40:27 Questions and Answers.

02:01:23 Audio ends.


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