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Odwira and the Gospel

The Asante Odwira and Christianity in Ghana

Frank Adams
Foreword by Kwame Bediako

Regnum (2010), 232pp, ISBN: 978-1-870345-59-0


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Odwira and the Gospel

A Study of the Asante Odwira Festival and its Significance for Christianity in Ghana

Frank Kwesi Adams

The study of the Odwira festival is the key to the understanding of Asante religious and political life in Ghana. The book explores the nature of the Odwira festival longitudinally - in pre-colonial, colonial and post-independence Ghana - and examines the Odwira ideology and its implications for understanding the Asante self-identity. The book also discusses how some elements of faith portrayed in the Odwira festival could provide a framework for Christianity to engage with Asante culture at a greater depth. Theological themes in Asante belief that have emerged from this study include the theology of sacrament, ecclesiology, eschatology, Christology and a complex concept of time. The author argues that Asante cultural identity lies at the heart of the process by which the Asante Christian faith is carried forward.


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