European Journal of Philosophy, Culture and Religion 2022-05-23T14:59:09+03:00 Journal Admin Open Journal Systems <p>European Journal of Philosophy, Culture and Religion is quality certified journal owing to its critical pooled knowledge published by AJPO. The journal contains a pool of information on customs, social and race groups, beliefs, faith, theology, worship and the theoretical nature and analysis of the concepts and the relations. The journal has a low-publication cost which supports the affordable publication by researchers. Moreover, it relishes in its quick publication, as well as its featuring among other journal indices in the Google scholar. This enables other researchers in the similar fields to benefit from the knowledge in the various research articles readily available in journal. Unrestricted access to academic journals is also facilitated. The research paper is examined using a double blind peer review methodology. This helps to produce high-precision journals. The journal can be mentioned among the top publications in the field of philosophy, culture and religion research. Despite the quality review process, the journal publication process take less than two weeks. An added advantage to the journal publication is that the authors can access the article metrics of number of visitations and downloads on each published article.</p> THE PHILOSOPHY, CULTURE, CHANGING LIFESTYLE AND RURAL POVERTY IN THE 21ST CENTURY GHANA 2022-05-05T20:41:34+03:00 Bartholomew Johnson Sebbeh <p><strong>Purpose:</strong> A cursory look at the lives of most people living in the rural areas of Ghana suggests that they are poor as compared to their counterparts living in the urban areas. The study aimed at investigating into the culture, philosophy, lifestyles and factors that have impacted negatively on the socio-economic situation that make the people living in the rural areas poor.</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> In order to obtain data on the causes of poverty among the rural people, the qualitative research approach was used for the study in which the observation method was employed to collect information from the elderly, youth, farmers, women, men, workers, illegal miners, traders, market women, etc. in some villages on their social lifestyles and economic activities. For effective and reliable outcome, unstructured interviews, surveys and investigations were used as tools to gather data. The use of unstructured interviews and conversations enabled majority of the sampled population who could not read nor write offer useful information.</p> <p><strong>Findings</strong>: The study revealed that rural poverty is on the ascendency because most of the youth who serve as the work force migrate to the urban areas in search of jobs and better living conditions while a fraction of those who remained engage in illegal mining. The effect of this illegal activities has led to the degradation of arable lands, destruction of millions of acreages of cash/food crops and river bodies making agriculture, which is the backbone of the economy, very unsustainable. The attitude of majority of Ghanaians to time and work, especially in the public sector, leaves much to be desired. As a result, a lot of man-hours is rendered unproductive due to unpunctuality, religious and cultural activities.</p> <p><strong>Unique contribution to theory and Practice and Policy: </strong>The outcome re-echoes the need for a policy direction on education that focuses on skill development and hands on experience to enable school leavers enter into entrepreneurship and be self-reliant so they will not be dependent on the limited government work. It will also make people come to the realization that only few people benefit from illegal mining but the harmful effects are universal and back government effort in fighting/curbing it. Government, Municipal/District Assemblies will see the need to provide amenities that rural communities lack, initiate intervention programmes for youth employment especially, in the rural areas to curtail rural-urban migration.</p> 2022-05-05T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2022 European Journal of Philosophy, Culture and Religion African Traditional Ritual Expressions of Salvation: Contextualised Biblical Hermeneutic(s) as an Ecclesiological Praxis 2022-05-23T14:59:09+03:00 Titus Kirimi Kibaara <p><strong>Purpose:</strong> The purpose of this article is threefold: First, to present the African traditional ritual concept of salvation. Second, to demonstrate that this concept subconsciously forms the worldview through which African Christians interpret biblical narratives and salvation. Third, to access if certain ecclesiastical practices are influenced by the African salvific expressions.</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> The methodology used is exploratory, where aspects of African salvific rituals and selected ecclesiastical practices are explored. Part one of this article deals with African expressions of salvation. Three aspects of salvation in the African Traditional Religion (ATR) are; one- traditional rituals that ward-off evil, two- continuity of life through genealogies and three- consciousness of ancestral spiritual world/living dead.</p> <p><strong>Findings:</strong> The findings are that these three are the hallmarks of African worldview as expression of salvation. Part two of the article deals with ecclesiastical interventions, specifically on contextual biblical hermeneutic(s) expounded in worship praxis paved by African worldview. The typological and allegorical hermeneutical theories of biblical interpretation are enriched by traditional African concept of salvation in African Christianity.</p> <p><strong>Contribution to Theory and Practice:</strong> In practice the African Church ought to spread the salvation of Jesus Christ through contextually interpreted biblical rituals.</p> 2022-05-23T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2022 European Journal of Philosophy, Culture and Religion