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Common Ground

Christianity, African Religion and Philosophy

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Emmanuel K. Twesigye

Common Ground: Christianity, African Religion and Philosophy is a result of many years of research and reflection on the problem of human existence or «the human problematic» as dealt with in the philosophical-theological traditions of both Africa and the Christian West.
With the help of Karl Rahner's philosophical-theological framework, the author finds that both traditions are concerned with the same universal problems facing the human being arising out of finitude, sin and guilt. Subsequently, the author shows how in each tradition, the preoccupation of both philosophy and religion is that of soteriology and salvation. It is also shown how both traditions are concerned with how to live a Good Life, and that the Good Life is correlative with the free human obedience to God as the Holy Creator and perfect fulfillment of all obedient human beings, everywhere.
Contents: The material of this book is theological and philosophical in nature. It deals with both Africa and the Christian West in their similar quest for a meaningful life or an authentic human existence in the One Redemptive God.
The material is very academic and the language is technical at the level of scholars and advanced College students.