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Biblical, Traditional, and Theological Framework for Understanding Christian Prophetism in Ghana Today

  • By Daniel Nii Aboagye Aryeh
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The basis for this project is to verify and determine the extent to which contemporary prophetic ministry in Ghana appropriates prophetism in the early church, Corpus Paulinum, and traditional prophetism in Ghana. The spirit of prophecy which was believed to have ceased in Judaism and during the intertestamental period has now been restored at the inauguration of Christianity. Notwithstanding, Paul gave stipulations for prophets and prophecy in the church in 1 Corinthians 14. This confirms that prophecy was a common phenomenon in the early church and Pauline communities. Contemporary prophetic ministry in Ghana claimed to have conformed to Pauline stipulations concerning prophets and prophecy in the church, but what is their level of conformity? Contemporary prophetic ministry is becoming popular due to its appeal and compatibility with religious worldviews and its pragmatic outlook that resonates with the Ghanaian phenomenon of religion. As an adherent of the Akan traditional religion would go to a religious intermediary for ebisa (literally to ""inquire"" or ""ask"") into present or future happenings, contemporary prophets have positioned themselves to be agents of ebisa in Ghanaian Christianity. This book explores biblical and traditional understandings of prophetism that have influenced contemporary Christian understanding of prophets and prophecy in the church. ""Daniel Nii Aboagye Aryeh's book makes an important contribution to the phenomenon of prophetism in Ghana, particularly in terms of the dialogue between Christianity and African traditional religions. The biblical dimension from a New Testament perspective adds value to the discussion and confirms the viewpoint that the Bible is a key source for theologizing in an African context."" --John D. K. Ekem, Kwesi Dickson-Gilbert Ansre Distinguished Professor of Biblical Exegesis & Mother Tongue Hermeneutics, Trinity Theological Seminary, Ghana ""In this volume on the intersection between biblical prophetism on the one hand and African Pentecostal gifts of the Spirit on the other, Daniel Nii Aboagye Aryeh treats us to the nuances of a phenomenon that has come to define pneumatic Christianity in Africa: the prophetic. This is a great addition to the material on biblical perspectives of African Christianity generally, and African Pentecostalism in particular."" --J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu, Professor of Contemporary African Christianity and Pentecostalism, Trinity Theological Seminary, Ghana ""This book provides readers with a biblical and theological insight on how to understand and appreciate the complex Ghanaian Christian prophetic enterprise. Aryeh's work is well written and organized."" --Prince S. Conteh, University of Sierra Leone Research Directorate, Sierra Leone Daniel Nii Aboagye Aryeh is acting Dean of the School of Theology at Perez University College in Winneba, Ghana.

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    • SKU: 9781498244374
    • Manufacturer: Resource Pubn
    • Author: Daniel Nii Aboagye Aryeh
    • ISBN 13: 9781498244374
    • Publication Date: 01/01/2019
    • Format: Hardcover
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