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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.

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.

Introduction to African Religion

Introduction to African Religion Book
Author : John S. Mbiti
Publisher : Heinemann
Release : 1991
ISBN : 9780435940027
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This popular introduction has been revised and updated to include a section on African proverbs, new photographs, and a fully expanded reading list.

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

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.

Elements of African Traditional Religion

Elements of African Traditional Religion Book
Author : Elia Shabani Mligo
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2013-08-02
ISBN : 1625640706
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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African Traditional religion (ATR) is one of the world religions with a great people and a great past. It is embraced by Africans within and outside the continent despite the various ethnic religious practices and beliefs. This book highlights and discusses the common elements which introduce African Traditional Religion as one unified religion and not a collection of religions. The major focus of the book is discussing the need for studying ATR in twenty-first-century Africa whereby globalization and multi-culture are prominent phenomena. Why should we study the religion of the African natives in this age? In response to this question, the book argues that since ATR is part of the African people's culture, there is a need to understand this cultural background in order to contextualize Christian theology. Using some illustrations from Nyumbanitu worship shrine located at Njombe in Tanzania, the book purports that there is a need to understand African people's worldview, their understanding of God, their religious values, symbols and rituals in order to enhance meaningful dialogue between Christianity and African people's current worldview. In this case, the book is important for students of comparative religion in universities and colleges who strive to understand the various religions and their practices.

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.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to African Religions

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to African Religions Book
Author : Elias Kifon Bongmba
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2012-03-12
ISBN : 1118255542
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

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 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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Written by one of France's most brilliant and creative anthropologists, The African Religions of Brazil is regarded as a classic in Afro-American studies. First published in France in 1960, the book represents a singular effort to develop a theory of the interpenetrations of African, European, Christian, and non-Christian cultures in Brazil from colonial times to the present. Addressing a remarkable range of topics—from mysticism and syncretism to the problems of collective memory, from the history of slavery in Brazil to world-wide race relations—the work is shaped by the author's rich and original conceptual framework. The result is a compelling study of the origins and growth of a native religious environment. The English translation is supplemented with a biographical foreword by Richard Price and a thematic introduction by Brazilian sociologist Duglas T. Monteiro.

African Religions in Western Scholarship

African Religions in Western Scholarship Book
Author : Okot p'Bitek
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1970
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Introduction to African Religion

Introduction to African Religion Book
Author : John S. Mbiti
Publisher : Waveland Press
Release : 2015-01-14
ISBN : 1478628928
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In his widely acclaimed survey, John Mbiti sheds light on the survival and prosperity of African Religion in different historical, geographical, sociological, cultural, and physical environments. He presents a constellation of African worldviews, beliefs in God, use of symbols, valued traditions, and practices that have taken root with African peoples throughout the vast continent. Mbiti’s accessible writing style sympathetically portrays how African Religion manifests itself in ritual, festival, healing, the human life cycle, and interplay with the mystical and invisible world. The account embraces foundational traditions, while touching on elements that spawn transitions, including migration, the spread of Christianity and Islam, political-economic development, and modern communication. This popular introduction leaves readers with informed knowledge of the riches of African heritage.

African Traditional Religion in the Modern World 2d ed

African Traditional Religion in the Modern World  2d ed  Book
Author : Douglas E. Thomas
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2015-05-07
ISBN : 078649607X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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African traditional religion encompasses a variety of non-dogmatic, spiritual practices followed by millions around the world. Some scholars argue it is related to the Nubian religion of Egypt's Dynastic Period. In an expanded second edition, this book examines the nature of African traditional religion and describes common attributes of various cultural belief systems, with an emphasis on West Africa. Principal elements studied include sacrifice, salvation and culture, mores of revelation, divination, and African resilience in the face of invasion and colonization. The religious experiences of black people throughout the Americas are also covered. The author finds the cosmology, symbolism and rituals of the Yoruba culture to be the fundamental bases of African traditional religion, and draws similarities between the oral and written literature of West Africans and that of New World practitioners. The influence of Islam and Christianity is also discussed.

African Religion in the Dialogue Debate

African Religion in the Dialogue Debate Book
Author : Laurenti Magesa
Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
Release : 2010
ISBN : 364390018X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Dialogue between African Religion and other world religions has, regrettably, been a much neglected area in formal religious discourse in Africa to date. Moreover, up to now, the imperative of dialogue in the process of evangelism figures only peripherally - if at all - in the study of African Christian Theology. This book is probably the first deliberate, extensive and well-argued attempt by an African theologian to fill this unfortunate lacuna. How can Christian and African spiritualities interact with and enrich each other on the basis of mutual respect, without - as has historically been the case - the one necessarily seeking to eradicate the other? This is the fundamental question of dialogue discussed in the pages of this book. Dr. Laurenti Magesa is Senior Lecturer in African Theology at the Maryknoll Institute of African Studies and the Jesuit School of Theology, Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya.

African Traditional Religion

African Traditional Religion Book
Author : Aloysius Muzzanganda Lugira
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release : 2009
ISBN : 1438120478
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Explores the many manifestations of African religious belief and their expressions, in the past and in the present, as well as the hopes for the future.

Spear Masters

Spear Masters Book
Author : Molefi Kete Asante,Emeka Nwadiora
Publisher : University Press of America
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9780761835745
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Spear Masters contends that in Africa there exists only one religion with a vast array of "denominations." African religion is expressed in a different way by each of the denominations, which creates confusion for those who believe that there are more than one African religion. Spear Masters presents information about some of the larger and most significant expressions of the sole African religion, so that the reader will understand the relationship between God the creator and the notions of the relationship with the family and community. The term "spear master" relates to the integrity and ethics that had to accompany the maker and user of the spear in ancient African societies. The essence of religion presented in Spear Masters is the deification of one's society and nation, and making sacred the traditions and rituals of the ordinary lives of the people.

The Study of Religions in Africa

The Study of Religions in Africa Book
Author : International Association for the History of Religions. Regional Conference
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1996
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Historical Study of African Religion

The Historical Study of African Religion Book
Author : Terence O. Ranger,Isaria N. Kimambo
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 1976
ISBN : 9780520031791
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Historical Study of African Religion book written by Terence O. Ranger,Isaria N. Kimambo, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Reclaiming African Religions in Trinidad

Reclaiming African Religions in Trinidad Book
Author : Frances Henry
Publisher : University of West Indies Press
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9789766401290
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Exploring various African religions as part of a cultural system, relevant to national identity in Trinidad, this text deals with the dynamic doctrinal and ideological changes that have occurred within the religions and documents the legislative and social acceptance of African religion.