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Sacrifice and Redemption: The Roho Worldview

Cynthia Hoehler-fatton

in Women of Fire and Spirit

Published in print August 1996 | ISBN: 9780195097900
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199854769 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195097900.003.0004
Sacrifice and Redemption: The Roho Worldview

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In the research for this book and the personal interviews conducted with various people in the region, the topics that came up usually revolved around the life and contributions of Alfayo Odongo Mango. This chapter discusses the sacrifices of Mango, his martyrdom and the works of the spirit through him in his love for his faith and religion. This chapter also discusses the practices and rituals of the Luo people and Mango's death as a form of the pragmatic sacrificial victim such that of Christ's self sacrifice for His people. Furthermore, the chapter tackles the annual practice of the Roho in remembering the martyrs of their faith in celebration of the Sikukuu mar Rapar, and the study of myths as part of retelling history that has determinately influenced their way of life and culture.

Keywords: Alfayo Odongo Mango; martyrdom; rituals; myths; history

Chapter.  22623 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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