Liberating the African Soul

Liberating the African Soul

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Africa, largely evangelized by the West, still suffers from a dependency on the Western way of doing church. Over one hundred years of Western cultural influence has left an indelible mark on the African church. While there have been some positive influences, there have also been some negative trends which need to be addressed if it will be the community of faith that God intends it to be. Liberating the African Soul addresses a number of issues that portray the African church as a subculture of the West in its music and worship style. The book recognizes the interdependency of the universal church in many various church practices but also argues for the retention of the African way of worship and the use of music.The book of Psalms was ancient Israela#39;s hymn book, filled with songs of praise, joy, sadness, trust, love, doctrine, and other subjects ... These singers were taught by the sons of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun (2 Chronicles 35:15). ... For example, Psalm 98 inspired Isaac Watts to write the popular Christmas carol a€œJoy to the World, a€ and Martin Luthera#39;s great reformation hymn, a€œA Mighty Fortress Is Our Goda€anbsp;...

Title:Liberating the African Soul
Author:Felix Muchimba
Publisher:Biblica - 2008


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