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Towards an African Narrative Theology (Faith & Cultures) (Faith & Cultures) Paperback – July 22, 1997
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Joseph Healey and Donald Sybertz put together a wonderful work a few years back as a part of the ‘Faith and Cultures Series’ of Orbis Books. Entitled “Towards An African Narrative Theology” (1996, St. Paul Communications, 400 pages, Orbis Books), it is a great view of the subject of African proverbs and the oral traditions of the motherland yesterday--and today.
Healey is connected with the famous, on-line African proverbs website Afriprov.org, which features an annual calendar of proverbs, along with a proverb-of-the-month in both the original tribal tongues--and their English counterparts. Sybertz is a collector of African proverbs and tribal culture. Both of these men are priests and come at African religion from a Catholic perspective, which makes for some great theological discussions, and digging into African oral traditions.
“Towards An African Narrative Theology” is an eight chapter work, with topics ranging from ‘Jesus, Chief Divine-Healer and Eldest Brother-Intercessor’, to ‘People Cure-God Heals’. Each chapter is well footnoted, and has an extensive Appendix section which includes a map of Africa, and what country of the motherland features which language or languages.
This work would be a welcome addition to research material on Africa religious and tribal traditions, plus give young people a solid reference point as to their origins.