Eschatology in Africa

suti-0000015Anticipation and critical engagement 1

Authored by: Elias Kifon Bongmba

The Routledge Handbook of African Theology

Print publication date:  June  2020
Online publication date:  May  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138092303
eBook ISBN: 9781315107561
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315107561-37

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Abstract

The strong Akamba (and African) interest in a futurist Eschatology may partially be an unconscious attempt to find a spiritual homeland beginning here and now in this life, but not knowing how to find it they revert to a largely mythical future which may be no more than a shallow veneer of escapism.

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