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Expression of Love for Chinese and Igbo Ancestors: A Comparative Study

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in publications | 0 comments

Expression of Love for Chinese and Igbo Ancestors: A Comparative Study

 IGBO SCHOLARS INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL VOL. 1, No 1 Expression of Love for Chinese and Igbo Ancestors: A Comparative Study Onukwube Alex Alfred Anedo  Department of African & Asian Studies   Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka     onunedoal@yahoo.com   &  Ngozi Edith Anedo  P.G.Student of African Culture & Civilization Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka     ngonedohotmail@yahoo.com   ABSTRACT (Download PDF) This is a comparative study of Chinese and Igbo ancestor worship. Chinese is an interesting culture in Asia as Igbo is in West African Sub-region. This study therefore looks on how both cultures venerate their ancestors. It discusses the qualifications for ancestors. It also studies the reasons for ancestor veneration and makes attempt to expose the structure of ancestral temples in both cultures. There are also analyses on how the living descendants relate with the ancestors. It finds out that their relationship is symbiotic in the sense that the ancestors shower blessings on their living descendants whereas the livings in return give offerings and celebrate feast in their honor. The paper goes further to study the major feasts that the two cultures celebrate in honor of their ancestors. It explains that ancestor worship has been behind the reasons why peoples from both cultures, strive to obey the taboos of the lands, which enabled the ancestors to attain their present status. It observes that by doing that both cultures enjoy peace in their various environments. The study ends saying that, it is possible for the two peoples with similar beliefs to cooperate in order to fostering World...

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Spirituality in Abosso Apostolic Faith Church of Jesus Christ Nigeria: A factor for Evangelism

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Spirituality in Abosso Apostolic Faith Church of Jesus Christ Nigeria: A factor for Evangelism

 IGBO SCHOLARS INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL VOL. 1, No 1   Nmah, P.E. Department of Religion and Human Relations,                                                         Nnamdi Azikiwe University–Awka, Nigeria E-mail: patricknmah@yahoo.com GSM: +2348056032439   ABSTRACT(Download PDF) The study sets out to examine the spirituality of Abosso Apostolic Faith Church of Jesus Christ Nigeria. The study started with an introductory aspect and clarification of concepts. The progressive decline in the spirituality of Abosso Apostolic Faith Church of Jesus Christ Nigeria has caused a setback to the church. Hence the purpose of the study is to delineate the importance of the earlier factors that galvanized the spirituality of this church cum its challenges that made the church waning in the face of globalization. The method of approach is historical (diachronic in nature) with the review of related literature. It was discovered that the church’s spirituality is based on the inerrancy of the Bible, the sacred dance, white garment, pneumatology, and the use of star flower among others. Recommendations were made to ameliorate the problems confronting the church’s...

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IGBO SCHOLARS INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL. Volume 1 No1

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IGBO SCHOLARS INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL. Volume 1 No1

TABLE OF CONTENTS Spirituality in Abosso Apostolic Faith Church of Jesus Christ Nigeria: A factor for Evangelism Nmah, P.E.–   Expression of Love for Chinese and Igbo Ancestors: A Comparative Study Onukwube Alex Alfred Anedo and Ngozi Edith Anedo…   Igbo Poems: A Calabash of Wisdom Stella Ogechukwu Agwuna………………………………   Ọzọ Title: A Symbol of Leadership and Authority Ifeyinwa C. Isidienu   Monetisation of Death and Burial Ceremonials Among the Igbo of Southeast Nigeria Mbalisi, Chinedu Nnaemeka, Alumona, Stephen Chukwuma and Okeke, Chiemela A,   The Use of Igbo Traditional Personal Names for Propagation of Igbo Heritage Ihezuonu Goodnews Chinasa   Polysemy in Osina Variety of Igbo Akidi Felista Chidi                                                 Manufacturing and Trade in the Igbo Traditional Society Evaristus Elechi Emeghara, PhD   Democracy and Development: A Philosophical Reflection Ogugua Paul i. Ph.D, Oduah, Ifunanya C. & Nwoka Ugo Clara   The Role of Information and Communication Technology (Ict) In the Teaching and Learning of Religious Studies in Nigeria. Eche, Godwin Aturuchi GET JOURNAL...

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