African Traditional Religion and Christian Counseling
African Traditional Religion and Christian Counseling addresses what the world looks like through the eyes of the traditional African, and what the role of God is in this world view.
The book looks at elements of the gospel that are particularly relevant to the African in his world and suggests how the church can teach these truths more effectively.
What does the world look like through the eyes of the traditional African, and what is the role of God in this world view? What is lacking in the traditional African worldview, which has predisposed Africans towards welcoming the Christian message? What is the dilemma which the African Christian faces when confronted with crises of life such as sickness, drought, and witchcraft? Why do African Christians in times of crisis often resort to animistic rituals in spite of prohibitions of the church against such practices, and what are the consequences? What are the elements of the gospel that are particularly relevant to the African in his world? How can the church teach these truths more effectively? These are some of the questions this books will answer.
Karl Grebe was a member of Wycliffe Bible Translators of Canada. He and his wife, Winnie, worked in Cameroon from 1971 to 2003 under the auspices of SIL International, Karl was a graduate of Briercrest Bible College in Canada and has an MA in Linguistics from the University of Calgary. Karl and Winnie have two married sons in Canada and five grandchildren. Karl went to be with the Lord in 2012.
Rev. Dr. Wilfred Fon was the President of Cameroon Baptist Theological Seminary from 1995-2009. Dr. Fon holds B. Th degree from CBTS, a Master of Arts degree in Theological Studies from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, a Master of Sacred Theology from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Historical and Theological Studies from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA. He and his wife Angelica have four children.