Ubuntu two

Earlier, I referred to the Zulu word ubuntu, musing on its familiar themes to Universalists.

Tonight, I was casting through those parts of the 1662 Anglican prayerbook in Zulu. (No, I don’t read Zulu, but I can control-F to find terms.) I found ubuntu (perhaps in conjunction with another word or words) in three places: a petition in the Litany, in the Athanasian Creed, and in the collect for the feast of the Annunciation. Referring to the English, it can only refer to one thing.

Incarnation, of Jesus Christ specifically.


By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

1 comment

  1. Rev Scott Wells
    re: NSPCI website. We are quite proud of our website. The previous one was hijacked by a porn company. Please bear with us while our congregations get familiar with it and it may become more dynamic. It is interesting to see your use of the internet in the USA.
    John Lyness, All Souls NSPCI,Belfast.

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