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African Religions

African Religions Book
Author : Jacob K. Olupona
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2014
ISBN : 0199790582
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book connects traditional religions to the thriving religious activity in Africa today.

African Religions Philosophy

African Religions   Philosophy Book
Author : John S. Mbiti,Mbiti
Publisher : Heinemann
Release : 1990
ISBN : 9780435895914
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"African Religions and Philosophy" is a systematic study of the attitudes of mind and belief that have evolved in the many societies of Africa. In this second edition, Dr Mbiti has updated his material to include the involvement of women in religion, and the potential unity to be found in what was once thought to be a mass of quite separate religions. Mbiti adds a new dimension to the understanding of the history, thinking, and life throughout the African continent. Religion is approached from an African point of view but is as accessible to readers who belong to non-African societies as it is to those who have grown up in African nations. Since its first publication, this book has become acknowledged as the standard work in the field of study, and it is essential reading for anyone concerned with African religion, history, philosophy, anthropology or general African studies.

Religions in Contemporary Africa

Religions in Contemporary Africa Book
Author : Laura S. Grillo,Adriaan van Klinken,Hassan J. Ndzovu
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-03-28
ISBN : 1351260707
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Religions in Contemporary Africa is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the three main religious traditions on the African continent, African indigenous religions, Christianity and Islam. The book provides a historical overview of these important traditions and focuses on the roles they play in African societies today. It includes social, cultural and political case studies from across the continent on the following topical issues: Witchcraft and modernity Power and politics Conflict and peace Media and popular culture Development Human rights Illness and health Gender and sexuality With suggestions for further reading, discussion questions, illustrations and a list of glossary terms this is the ideal textbook for students in religion, African studies and adjacent fields approaching this subject area for the first time.

Encyclopedia of African Religion

Encyclopedia of African Religion Book
Author : Molefi Kete Asante,Ama Mazama
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 2009
ISBN : 1412936365
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Collects almost five hundred entries that cover the African response to spirituality, taboos, ethics, sacred space, and objects.

African Religions Beliefs and Practices through History

African Religions  Beliefs and Practices through History Book
Author : Douglas Thomas,Temilola Alanamu
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2018-12-31
ISBN : 1610697529
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book supplies fundamental information about the diverse religious beliefs of Africa, explains central tenets of the African worldview, and overviews various forms of African spiritual practices and experiences. • Presents approximately 100 alphabetically arranged entries written by a team of expert contributors • Overviews the plurality of African religious cultures and identifies the distant origins of African American religious experiences today • Includes primary documents discussing African religious beliefs and practices

African Religions

African Religions Book
Author : Benjamin C. Ray
Publisher : Pearson College Division
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book presents a portrait of African religious history framed in the religious themes common to the rest of the world. It looks at the traditional religions that provided the philosophical, religious, and ethical basis of African culture. Focusing primarily on traditional African religions and their related myths, rituals, authorities , ethics , and artwork, the book also includes substantial treatment on nationalism, African Islam and Christianity. For anyone who wants to gain an understanding of the relationship between African religion and culture.

100 African religions before slavery colonization

100 African religions before slavery   colonization Book
Author : Akan Takruri
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2017-02-12
ISBN : 1365752453
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book list 100 African religions before slavery & colonization. These are the African systems that kept Africans at peace for over 100,000 years.

The African Religions of Brazil

The African Religions of Brazil Book
Author : Roger Bastide
Publisher : JHU Press
Release : 2007-06-18
ISBN : 9780801886249
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Monteiro.--John A. Coleman "Theological Studies"

Indigeneity in African Religions

Indigeneity in African Religions Book
Author : Afe Adogame
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2021-11-18
ISBN : 1350008273
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Based on religious ethnography, in-depth interviews and archival data, Indigeneity in African Religions explores the historical origins, worldviews, cosmologies, ritual symbolism and praxis of the indigenous Oza people in South West Nigeria. The author's locationality and positionality plugs the book within decolonizing knowledges and indigeneity discourses, thus unpacking the complexity of “indigeneity” and contributing to its conceptual understanding within socioreligious change in contemporary Africa. The future of Oza indigeneity in the face of modernity is illuminated against the backlash of encounters, contestations with multiple hegemonies, transmissions of Christianity and Islam and indigenous (re)appropriations. Thus, any theorizations of such encounters must be cognizant of instantiations of indigeneity politics and identity, culture, tradition and power dynamics. Through decolonizing burdens of history, memory and method, Afe Adogame demonstrates a framework of understanding Oza indigenous religious,sociocultural and political imaginaries.

Introduction to African religion

Introduction to African religion Book
Author : John Samuel Mbiti
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1978
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Introduction to African religion book written by John Samuel Mbiti, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

West African Religion

West African Religion Book
Author : Geoffrey Parrinder
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2014-09-17
ISBN : 1498204929
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Wiley Blackwell Companion to African Religions

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to African Religions Book
Author : Elias Kifon Bongmba
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2012-05-21
ISBN : 1405196904
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to African Religions brings together a team of international scholars to create a single-volume resource on the religious beliefs and practices of the peoples in Africa. Offers broad coverage of issues relating to African religions, considering experiences in indigenous, Christian, and Islamic traditions across the continent Contributors are from a variety of fields, ensuring the volume offers multidisciplinary perspectives Explores methodological approaches to religion from anthropological, philosophical, and historical perspectives Provides insights into the historical developments in African religions, as well as contemporary issues such as the development of African-initiated churches, neo traditional religions, and Pentecostalism Discusses important topics at the intersection of culture and religion in Africa, including the arts, health, politics, globalization, gender relations, and the economy

Religions of South Africa Routledge Revivals

Religions of South Africa  Routledge Revivals  Book
Author : David Chidester
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-06-27
ISBN : 1317649877
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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First published in 1992, this title explores the religious diversity of South Africa, organizing it into a single coherent narrative and providing the first comparative study and introduction to the topic. David Chidester emphasizes the fact that the complex distinctive character of South African religious life has taken shape with a particular economic, social and political context, and pays special attention to the creativity of people who have suffered under conquest, colonialism and apartheid. With an overview of African traditional religion, Christian missions, and African innovations during the nineteenth century, this reissue will be of great value to students of religious studies, South African history, anthropology, sociology, and political studies.

African Religious Research

African Religious Research Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1974
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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African Traditions in the Study of Religion in Africa

African Traditions in the Study of Religion in Africa Book
Author : Ezra Chitando
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-04-01
ISBN : 1317184211
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The historiography of African religions and religions in Africa presents a remarkable shift from the study of 'Africa as Object' to 'Africa as Subject', thus translating the subject from obscurity into the global community of the academic study of religion. This book presents a unique multidisciplinary exploration of African traditions in the study of religion in Africa and the new African diaspora. The book is structured under three main sections - Emerging trends in the teaching of African Religions; Indigenous Thought and Spirituality; and Christianity, Hinduism and Islam. Contributors drawn from diverse African and global contexts situate current scholarly traditions of the study of African religions within the purview of academic encounter and exchanges with non-African scholars and non-African contexts. African scholars enrich the study of religions from their respective academic and methodological orientations. Jacob Kehinde Olupona stands out as a pioneer in the socio-scientific interpretation of African indigenous religion and religions in Africa. This book is to his honour and marks his immense contribution to an emerging field of study and research.

The Power of Black Music

The Power of Black Music Book
Author : Samuel A. Floyd Jr.
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 1996-10-31
ISBN : 0199839298
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When Jimi Hendrix transfixed the crowds of Woodstock with his gripping version of "The Star Spangled Banner," he was building on a foundation reaching back, in part, to the revolutionary guitar playing of Howlin' Wolf and the other great Chicago bluesmen, and to the Delta blues tradition before him. But in its unforgettable introduction, followed by his unaccompanied "talking" guitar passage and inserted calls and responses at key points in the musical narrative, Hendrix's performance of the national anthem also hearkened back to a tradition even older than the blues, a tradition rooted in the rings of dance, drum, and song shared by peoples across Africa. Bold and original, The Power of Black Music offers a new way of listening to the music of black America, and appreciating its profound contribution to all American music. Striving to break down the barriers that remain between high art and low art, it brilliantly illuminates the centuries-old linkage between the music, myths and rituals of Africa and the continuing evolution and enduring vitality of African-American music. Inspired by the pioneering work of Sterling Stuckey and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., author Samuel A. Floyd, Jr, advocates a new critical approach grounded in the forms and traditions of the music itself. He accompanies readers on a fascinating journey from the African ring, through the ring shout's powerful merging of music and dance in the slave culture, to the funeral parade practices of the early new Orleans jazzmen, the bluesmen in the twenties, the beboppers in the forties, and the free jazz, rock, Motown, and concert hall composers of the sixties and beyond. Floyd dismisses the assumption that Africans brought to the United States as slaves took the music of whites in the New World and transformed it through their own performance practices. Instead, he recognizes European influences, while demonstrating how much black music has continued to share with its African counterparts. Floyd maintains that while African Americans may not have direct knowledge of African traditions and myths, they can intuitively recognize links to an authentic African cultural memory. For example, in speaking of his grandfather Omar, who died a slave as a young man, the jazz clarinetist Sidney Bechet said, "Inside him he'd got the memory of all the wrong that's been done to my people. That's what the memory is....When a blues is good, that kind of memory just grows up inside it." Grounding his scholarship and meticulous research in his childhood memories of black folk culture and his own experiences as a musician and listener, Floyd maintains that the memory of Omar and all those who came before and after him remains a driving force in the black music of America, a force with the power to enrich cultures the world over.

Religious Plurality in Africa

Religious Plurality in Africa Book
Author : Jacob K. Olupona,Sulayman S. Nyang
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
Release : 1993-01-01
ISBN : 3110850079
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The series Religion and Society (RS) contributes to the exploration of religions as social systems – both in Western and non-Western societies; in particular, it examines religions in their differentiation from, and intersection with, other cultural systems, such as art, economy, law and politics. Due attention is given to paradigmatic case or comparative studies that exhibit a clear theoretical orientation with the empirical and historical data of religion and such aspects of religion as ritual, the religious imagination, constructions of tradition, iconography, or media. In addition, the formation of religious communities, their construction of identity, and their relation to society and the wider public are key issues of this series.

African Religion Defined

African Religion Defined Book
Author : Anthony Ephirim-Donkor
Publisher : University Press of America
Release : 2012-07-10
ISBN : 0761853294
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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African religion is ancestor worship; that is, funeral preparations, burial of the dead with ceremony and pomp, belief in eternal existence of souls of the dead as ancestors, periodic remembrance of ancestors, and belief that they influence the affairs of their living descendants. Whether called Akw?sidai, Homowo, Voodoo, Nyant?r (Aboakyir), CandomblZ, or Santeria in Africa or the African Diaspora, ancestor worship centers on the ancestors and deities. This makes it a tenably viable religion, because living descendants are genetically linked to their ancestors. The author, a traditional king and professor, studies the Akan in Ghana to demonstrate that ancestor worship is as pragmatic, systematic, theological, teleological, soteriological — with a highly trained clerical body and elders as mediators — and symbolic as any other religion in the world. Ancestor worship follows prescribed rites and rituals, formulas, precepts for ritual efficacy, and festivities of honor with music and dances to provoke ancestors and deities into joining in the celebration.

New Trends and Developments in African Religions

New Trends and Developments in African Religions Book
Author : Reader in Modern History and Fellow Peter Clarke
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release : 1998
ISBN : 9780313301285
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Chapters examine how African religions display themselves in the contemporary world and look at their continued dynamism and relationship with other religious traditions.

An Introduction to African Religion 2nd Edition

An Introduction to African Religion  2nd Edition  Book
Author : John S. Mbiti
Publisher : East African Publishers
Release : 1991
ISBN : 9789966469281
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download An Introduction to African Religion 2nd Edition book written by John S. Mbiti, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.