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Ben Adam and Muntu : the view of man among the Luba-Shaba people of Zaire in the light of the Old Testament

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dc.contributor.author Nkulu DM wa N en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T07:16:35Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T07:16:35Z
dc.date.submitted 1993 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/10083
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to compare the Luba and the biblical view of man, so as to enable preachers of the Gospel among the Luba-Shaba people to come to a meaningful meeting with the traditional worldview. To be "man" in the Luba mind is to maintain one's vital force. A Muluba is never considered as an isolated individual but as a social being: outside the community he cannot exist. This community incorporates both the living and the dead - which explains why ancestor veneration in Luba society was very strong. Luba do believe in God the creator, "Leza - Shakapanga", but people worship him through the ancestors. Therefore, there is no room for Jesus Christ as mediator. A Muluba places man at the centre of the universe. Coming to the biblical view of man: man is God's creature. He is head of creation. He must fulfil the task given by his creator; that is, his dominion over the world. In fulfilling it, he must rule in a responsible way. Being created in God's image, not descended from God, man must stand in intimate fellowship with his creator. This fellowship cannot be ended even by death. In the Luba concept, there is no idea of resurrection but rather of the reincarnation of the spirit. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Religion en
dc.subject Biblical studies en
dc.title Ben Adam and Muntu : the view of man among the Luba-Shaba people of Zaire in the light of the Old Testament en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA en


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