The Great Ancestor: An African Conception of God

@inproceedings{Clark2013TheGA,
  title={The Great Ancestor: An African Conception of God},
  author={Jawanza Eric Clark},
  year={2013}
}
Within the Akan tradition, God is intangible, aloof, and mysterious. Practitioners of this indigenous African religion understand that everything we say about God is symbolic and unabashedly anthropocentric, since religion is a human enterprise that exists for practical purposes. The supreme God is often referred to as Nana Nyame (the Great Ancestor) emphasizing the significance placed on the role and function of the ancestor in Akan culture. The ancestor is a human being that fulfilled his/her… CONTINUE READING

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