BEYOND MAKING MONEY. The Prophetic Songs of Paul Dzampah from Ghana. Edition, Introduction, and Annotations
|Professorship/Faculty:||Lehrstuhl für Neutestamentliche Wissenschaften||Author(s):||Kügler, Joachim ; Dzampah, Paul Kosi||Editors:||Kügler, Joachim|
|Publisher Information:||Bamberg : University of Bamberg Press||Year of publication:||2014||Pages / Size:||173 S. : Ill.||ISBN:||978-3-86309-243-6
|Series ; Volume:||Bible in Africa Studies ; 14||Language(s):||English||Link to order the print version:||http://www.uni-bamberg.de/ubp/||Licence:||Creative Commons - CC BY-NC-ND - Attribution - NonCommercial - NoDerivatives 3.0 International||URN:||urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-opus4-101753||Document Type:||Book||Abstract:||
This volume intends to give voice to one of the local agents of religious change in Africa by listening to the voice of Paul Dzampah, a Christian singer-songwriter in Ghana.
Among the broad movement of new, post-modern Christianity in Africa the songs which are documented in this volume are kind of outstanding as the author never tried to establish his own church and never intended to make his living with his songs. We find a prophetic voice here which does not want to be “churchy” and which moves beyond the wide-spread attempt of making money with religion.
The volume refrains from intensive analysis or extensive comment. The editor rather is just documenting these texts, and leaving the scientific analysis to others.
|Keywords:||Biblical Studies, Bible in Africa, Prophecy, Ghana, Speaking in tongues||DDC Classification:||230 Christianity & Christian theology||RVK Classification:||BG 9720||URI:||https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/6168||Release Date:||3. June 2014|