Grafting Old Rootstock: Studies in Culture and Religion of the Chamba, Duru, Fula, and Gbaya of Cameroun

Author(s):
Noss, Philip A., editor
Description:

Studies the culture and religion of the Chamba, Duru, Gula, and Gbaya of Cameroon.

Discusses attempts of expatriates and Africans to ask questions, to learn, and to interpret what is important in the lives and traditions of African societies in the light of the Christian Church.

About the Author

Phil Noss was the UBS Translation Services Coordinator and Peter Renju was a UBS Translation Consultant in East Africa. He is now retired.

Table of Contents:

Preface
Philip Noss
Acknowledgments
Map
Introduction
Wendell Frerichs

Culture and Society
Poem: The Stranger
Philip Noss
Introduction

  1. The Stranger among the Chamba
    Bouba Bernard
  2. Gbaya Proverbs and Hospitality
    Dala Marcel
  3. The Danger of Courtesy
    Philip Noss
  4. Reflections on the Life of the European
    Bouba Bernard
  5. Gbaya Marriage
    Alice Eastwold
  6. The Gbaya Dance of Diang
    Philip Noss
  7. Ordinary and Extraordinary People
    Kombo Samuel
  8. Sickness, Medicine, and Sorcery in Duru Society
    Kadia Matthiew, Lee Bohnhoff
  9. Sickness, Misfortune, and Healing among the Gbaya
    Cecilia Noss
  10. Tradition and Modernism on Horseback
    Badoma André

Faith and Belief
Poem: Everything Tries
Haldor Jon Noss

  1. The Gbaya and the Sudan Mission: 1924 to the Present
    Philip Burnham
  2. An Interpretation of Gbaya Religious Practice
    Philip Noss
  3. Social Pressure for Religious Conformity in the Fulani Community
    Ronald Nelson
  4. Is God Vənεb or Yamma?
    Bouba Bernard
  5. The Chamba Rite of Vɔɔma;ma
    Bouba Bernard
  6. LaBi: A Gbaya Initiation Rite
    Thomas Christensen
  7. Rites of Reconciliation in Traditional Gbaya Society
    Thomas Christensen
  8. Wanto and Crocodile: The Story of Joseph
    Philip Noss
  9. A Meeting of Biblical Wisdom with Gbaya Wisdom
    Thomas Christensen
  10. Karnu: Witchdoctor or Prophet?
    Thomas Christensen

Contributors

$16.00
Date:
1982
Extent:
xvi, 247 pages
Subject:
Ethnography
ISBN 13:
978-0883121658
ISBN 10:
0883121654
Size:
6 × 9 × 0.55 in
Weight:
0.9 lb
Field:
Country:
Cameroon
Content Language: