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Paper Alert: God as an Attachment Figure

Posted on20 May 2016
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It is my pleasure to announce the publication of “God as an Attachment Figure: A Case Study of the God Attachment Language and God Concepts of Anxiously Attached Christian Youths in South Africa”. This article examines how young people experience God as a relational partner. The paper is published in the Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health (formally known as the American Journal of Pastoral Counselling) via Taylor & Francis. Below is the abstract: This study...
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Forgiveness: Psychological and Religious Aspects

Posted on20 May 2016
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There is now a widespread programme of empirical research on forgiveness (see, for example, Dimensions of Forgiveness, edited by E L Worthington, Templeton Foundation Press, 1998). My purpose here is to evaluate this programme, to see where it helps us to understand forgiveness, and where it may be missing the point. Forgiveness is only one of a series of religious practices that have been raided by the contemporary consumerist world for their practical efficacy. Transcendental...
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Paper Alert: African Millennials and Internet Inequality in Africa

Posted on17 Jan 2016
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After a personal experience I had when I was living in Africa, I decided to write an opinion article based on my experience with the aim of highlighting the difficulties many African millennials like myself were facing while trying to access and use the internet for personal purposes and to create innovative solutions for their local communities. I did present the paper at couple of conferences and decided to rest my case. However, after months of writing...
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Book Review: African Women, Religion, and Health

Posted on17 Jan 2016
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I had the privilege to contribute to the 55 (1) volume of the Journal of Religion and Health with a review of the book “AFRICAN WOMEN, RELIGION, AND HEALTH: ESSAYS IN HONOR OF MERCY AMBA EWUDZIWA ODUYOYE” by Isabel Apawo Phiri and Sarojini Nadar (eds). You can download my article in the journal by clicking on this link. Keywords: African women theology, sexuality, gender, religion and health in Africa

New Paper: Understanding God Images and God Concepts

Posted on17 Jan 2016
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I recently published a journal article in Verbum et Ecclesia Vol 36, No 1 (2015) titled “Understanding God images and God concepts“. Below is the abstract of the paper . You can download PDf here. The author looks at the God image experience as an attachment relationship experience with God. Hence, arguing that the God image experience is borne originally out of a parent–child attachment contagion, in such a way that God is often represented in either secure...
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