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- DescriptionIt has been maintained that the secular nature of modern human rights makes them incompatible with the religious orientation of African and n-Western societies. However, in view of the resilience of religion in the global and local public sphere, it is important to explore how religion can contribute to the promotion and enjoyment of human rights. Based on fieldwork conducted in Ghana, Abamfo Ofori Atiemo here establishes a convergence between human rights and local religious and cultural values in African societies. He argues that human rights represent universal 'dream values'. This allows for a cultural embedding of human rights in Ghana and other n-Western societies. He argues that 'dream values' are usually presented in religious language and proclaimed, for example, by prophets and seers or expressed in certain forms of taboo, proverbs or legal rms. He employs the concept of inculturation, adaptation of the way Church teachings are presented to n-Christian cultures, as a hermeneutical tool for developing a model to understand the encounter between universal human rights and local cultures. Offering a new model for explaining the relation between religion and human rights, Religion and the Inculturation of Human Rights in Ghana offers a vel perspective on the links between global trends and local cultures underpinned by strong currents of religious ideas.
- Author BiographyAbamfo Ofori Atiemo is Senior Lecturer and Head of Department for the Study of Religions, University of Ghana, Legon.
- Author(s)Dr. Abamfo Ofori Atiemo
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication23/10/2014
- SubjectReligion: Comparative, General & Reference
- Series TitleBloomsbury Advances in Religious Studies
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBloomsbury Academic
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight434 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Format DetailsHardback (stationery)
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