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Title: Jesus Christ of Frafraland: a study of the interface of the gospel and the Frafra culture and its implications for evangelisation in the Frafra context
Authors: Bayeti, Samuel Zuul
Issue Date: 19-Jun-2011
Abstract: This thesis, Jesus Christ of Frafraland: A study of the Interface of Gospel and Culture and Its Implications for Evangelisation in the Frafra Context, is a study on the engagement of the Gospel with the Frafra of Northern Ghana. It examines the patterns of evangelisation among the Frafra with particular reference to the methods used in the proclamation of the Gospel. It also addresses the response of the Frafra to the proclamation of the Gospel as well as the impact of the Gospel in Frafraland. The researcher contends that despite the challenges, indigenous Frafra Christianity is possible through the recognition of traditional or cultural categories as significant preparation for the Gospel. In this way the Christian faith can be articulated in the Frafra cultural context with the use of its thought forms in a relevant worship of God. The major finding of the research is that the proclamation of the Gospel among the Frafra often produces different responses ranging from full embrace to partial embrace as well as conflictual or negative embrace depending on how the Gospel is proclaimed and how the people understand it. There is the need for the people to perceive and respond to the Gospel in way that are meaningful to their own understanding and experience. The significance of culture in the evangelistic task of the church is therefore very crucial.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Board of Postgraduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the Degree of Master of Philosophy in Religious Studies, 2011
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4044
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