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What is Syncretism

Phenomenological Approaches to Religion and Spirituality
This is the art of mixing an unhealthy religious elements into another religion.
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Phenomenological Approach to African Theology
Mbosowo Bassey Udok (University of Uyo, Nigeria)
Copyright: © 2021 |Pages: 24
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4595-9.ch006
This chapter examines the phenomenological approaches to African theology. Over the years, there have been several attempts to think about theology to be a Western venture, thus resulting in such claims as “there is nothing like African theology.” This work seeks to investigate whether there truly is an African theology. It further analyzes the study of theology in an African context with respect to ethno-theology, inculturation theology, and Black or liberation theology. Using hermeneutical-phenomenological methodology, which seeks to interpret African theology with a view to bringing out its essence and of course reasons for its existence, findings show that employing phenomenological approaches like epoche or bracketing, eidetic reduction, and comparative approaches, African theology takes its primary data from the Bible, African tradition, and history. The chapter concludes that there is African theology with respect to African culture, nature, and experience.
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The Relevance of Science-Religion Courses in the Educational Field: Science and Scientism – Theology and Science
Syncretism represents the denaturation of any kind of dialogue (including the dialogue between theology and science) through diffusing and confusing mixtures. Syncretism involved a double loss, of truth and identity. Unfortunately, in the contemporary world, we find a tendency to use the dialogue between theology and science as a pretext for imposing syncretic gnosis. Especially, results from quantic physics are mixed with elements of oriental religions, with concepts from different religious and philosophical traditions, resulting in a syncretic blend (Lemeni, 2009 AU16: The in-text citation "Lemeni, 2009" is not in the reference list. Please correct the citation, add the reference to the list, or delete the citation. , p. 268).
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Culture in Conflict With Childhood Training and Religious Leadership in Nigeria: Lessons From Daniel
This refers to the mixture of two or more cultural or religious practices or systems inimical to the growth of each other.
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