Igbo Funeral Rites Today

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Austin Echema

Anthropological and Theological Perspectives

ISBN 978-3-643-10419-9
Band-Nr. 2
Jahr 2010
Seiten 104
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Religionsethnologie

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Igbo Funeral Rites is about the rigorous and complex nature of death and
burial obsequies in Igboland. Analytical as it is descriptive and
anthropological as it is theological, the book is an attempt to provide
new insights for handling some of the pastoral challenges of Igbo funeral

„The abundant sources, the descriptive, formative, informative, and
scholarly qualities that characterize this work speak loud and clear about
the enviable originality of the author“

(Rev. Fr. Dr. P. Chibuko,
CIWA, Port Harcourt).

„…The work exhibits admirable maturity by acknowledging the need for
flexibility along with harmonization.“

(Rev. Fr. Dr. L. Madubuko, Blessed Iwene Tansi Major Seminary,

Austin Echema is a priest of the Catholic Archdiocese of
Owerri, Nigeria and since 1996 he has been teaching liturgy at both the
Catholic Institute of West Africa (CIWA) Port Harcourt and the Seat of
Wisdom Major Seminary Owerri. Among his publications include Corporate
Personality in Traditional Igbo Society and the Sacrament of
Reconciliation (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 1995) and Anointing of the Sick and
the Healing Ministry (Frankfurt: IKO Verlag, 2006) as well as numerous
articles in learned journals, national and international.