oa Boleswa Occasional Papers in Theology and Religion - Villagers in the city: re-examining the African sense of persons and community

Volume 2006, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1818-3816



Mbiti's saying; ""I am because we are and since we are therefore I am has been taken by some, like Menkiti as the quintessential expression of the African conception of persons and community. This paper seeks to question whether this conception of persons, which might have been true of life in the villages, is still applicable and desirable in the modern, urban environment

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