Abraham Our Father: Paul and the Ancestors in Postcolonial by Israel Kamudzandu

By Israel Kamudzandu

“Father Abraham had many sons . . .” So is going the refrain that the Shona humans discovered from eu missionaries as a part of the wider event of colonization that they percentage with different African peoples. prompt to desert their ancestors and embody Christianity, the Shona as a substitute engaged in a fancy and ambiguous negotiation of ancestral myths, tradition, and power.

Israel Kamudzandu explores this legacy, displaying how the Shona present in the determine of Abraham himself a powerful source for cultural resistance, and makes exciting comparisons with the methods the apostle Paul used an analogous determine in his interplay with the ancestry of Aeneas in imperial myths of the future of the Roman humans. the result's a groundbreaking learn that mixes the easiest tradition-historical insights with postcolonial-critical acumen. Kamudzandu deals eventually a version of multi-cultural Christianity solid within the adventure of postcolonial Zimbabwe.

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