African spiritual phenomena and the probable influence on African families

African spirituality is a holistic concept that stemmed from the historical, cultural and religious heritage of Africa, and includes among others, folktales, beliefs, rituals and culture. African spiritualities must be understood as originated from Africa’s soil, but also developed through contact w...

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Published in: In die skriflig : tydskrif van die Gereformeerde Teologiese Vereniging Vol. 53; no. 4; pp. 1 - 8
Main Author: Knoetze, Johannes J
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Portuguese
Afrikaans
Published: Potchefstroom AOSIS 09-01-2018
AOSIS (Pty) Ltd
Reformed Theological Society
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Summary: African spirituality is a holistic concept that stemmed from the historical, cultural and religious heritage of Africa, and includes among others, folktales, beliefs, rituals and culture. African spiritualities must be understood as originated from Africa’s soil, but also developed through contact with people from other countries and continents. The African independent or indigenous churches play an important role in the establishing of African Christian spiritualities. This article distinguishes and gives attention to the influence of African traditional spiritual phenomena as well as a ‘globalised Africa spiritual’ phenomenon on African families. When the influence on African families are discussed, it is done from a Christian point of view, and for this reason the article concludes with the role of the missional church and parents in the spiritual formation of their children.`
ISSN: 1018-6441
2305-0853
2305-0853
DOI: 10.4102/ids.v53i4.2505