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dc.contributor.authorOssom-Batsa, G
dc.contributor.authorOssom-Batsa, G.
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-22T09:42:48Z
dc.date.available2017-09-22T09:42:48Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationOssom-Batsa, G. (2008). Ritual as mechanism for securing life and averting evil among the Krobo. Acta Theologica, 28(1), 143-160.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1015-8758 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2309-9089 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/6980
dc.description.abstractEnglish: Ritual is one of the ways in which a group of people or a believing community expresses in concrete terms their faith in a deity(ies). Two of the many functions of rituals are to secure blessings from the deity or to ward off evil. This article studies four Krobo rituals to explore the ultimate meaning of life in Krobo worldview: material and spiritual wellbeing. The fight against sickness, misfortune, evil and other disasters provides the framework within which they express their dependence on their creator by means of rituals. To the Krobo life without the divinity cannot attain its fullness; hence the constant appeal to the divinities for protection and blessings.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherFaculty of Theology, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectThe Kroboen_ZA
dc.subjectRitualen_ZA
dc.subjectEvilen_ZA
dc.subjectBlessingen_ZA
dc.subjectLifeen_ZA
dc.titleRitual as mechanism for securing life and averting evil among the Kroboen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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dc.rights.holderFaculty of Theology, University of the Free Stateen_ZA


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