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Title: Intelligent design and the African ontological and epistemological aesthetics
Authors: Lubogo, Isaac C.
Keywords: Intelligent
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Jescho Publishing House
Abstract: The intention of this book is to affirm the exixtence of an African God (if there is anything like that); God the maker of a dynamaic universe. In this book, I analyse the mtyhs of various African peoples who relate that after setting the world in motion, the Supreme Being withdrew and remains “remote” from the concerns of human life or better perhaps set his paradigms in which (we call mankind) could reach him through different metaphors, call them different religions. The elementary concepts of British justice are a part of the essentials of civilization that we bring to Africa along with vaccinations and drains and literacy and God (Emphasis added) This book focuses on how the idea of God(s) permeated the legal ideology of the Africa’s nascent states. During the colonial period, it debated the best way to instil the principles of English justice in “savage” and “barbarous” peoples. Africa, the Gold-land compressed within itself-the land of childhood, which lying beyond the day of self-conscious history, is enveloped in the dark nature of night. This book also begs the need to better understand the origins of the continent. For example, where did the name Africa originate from? This question has attracted various schools of thought in the quest to establish how the name Africa came to be. A certain school of thought argues that the name Africa never originated from within the people and her people were never associated with the name. In fact, this school argues that Africa was initially named Alkebulan and was widely referred to as Alkebulan before the name Africa was conjured. In Kemetic History of Afrika, Dr cheikh Anah Diop writes, “The ancient name of Africa was Alkebulan. Alkebu-lan “mother of mankind” or “garden of Eden”.” Alkebulan is the oldest and the only word of indigenous origin. It was used by the Moors, Nubians, Numidians, Khart-Haddans (Carthagenians), and Ethiopians. Africa, the current misnomer adopted by almost everyone today, was given to this continent by the ancient Greeks and Romans.” He further postulates in sync with historians in this school that the continent was also called, by many names aside Alkebulan. These names include Ortigia, Corphye, Libya, and Ethiopia.
ISBN: 978-9970-9800-3-1
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