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This chapter provides a brief overview of the book The Doctrine of God in African Christian Thought: The Holy Trinity, Theological Hermeneutics and the African Intellectual Culture. The book is about an aspect of Christian theology that is formulated using African philosophical symbols. It investigates its hypothesis in four parts. Part one discusses the roots of the doctrine of the Trinity as well as the role that the church fathers played in the formulation of the Immanent Trinity. Part two attempts to show how Western theologies have responded to the doctrine of the Trinity as it was formulated by the church fathers. Part three deals with the doctrine of God as it is expressed in African theology. Part four articulates the doctrine of the Trinity from the point of view of African metaphysics, and it suggests how the African theological situation may foster the proposal.

Keywords: African Christian thought; African intellectual culture; African metaphysics; African philosophical symbols; Christian theology; church fathers; holy trinity; theological hermeneutics; Western theologies



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