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 realized from ecu missionaries as a part of the wider adventure of colonization that they proportion with different African peoples. instructed to desert their ancestors and embody Christianity, the Shona in its place engaged in a posh 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 effective source for cultural resistance, and makes exciting comparisons with the methods the apostle Paul used an identical determine in his interplay with the ancestry of Aeneas in imperial myths of the future of the Roman humans. the result's a groundbreaking examine that mixes the simplest tradition-historical insights with postcolonial-critical acumen. Kamudzandu bargains finally a version of multi-cultural Christianity cast within the event of postcolonial Zimbabwe.

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