African Religions Philosophy


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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.

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Author by John S. Mbiti
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 0435895915

African Religions


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What are African religions? African Religions: A Very Short Introduction answers this question by examining primarily indigenous religious traditions on the African continent. It focuses on the diversity of people, ethnic groups, languages, cultures, ethos, and worldviews, keeping in mind the continent's regional diversity. Using a multidisciplinary methodological approach, Olupona examines a wide range of African religious traditions on their own terms as well as in their pluralistic social, cultural, and political contexts. Cultural and postcolonial interpretive frameworks benefit the discussion. For example, the book moves beyond ethnographic descriptions and interpretations of core beliefs and practices to look at how African religion has engaged issues of socioeconomic development and power relations. Sources for this book include archaeological and historical references. Additionally, Olupona uses ethnographic materials based on fieldwork collected through interviewsand participant observation, along with archival materials, including missionary records, which describe African religious practices. Though the emphasis is on native faith traditions, these are not static traditions. African religions have responded to changes within their local communities and to fluxes caused by outside influences. About the Series: Oxford's Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects - from Islam to Sociology,Politics to Classics, Literary Theory to History, and Archaeology to the Bible. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume in this series provides trenchant and provocative - yet always balanced and complete - discussions of the central issues in a given discipline or field. Every Very Short Introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how the subject has developed and how it has influenced society. Eventually, the series will encompass every major academic discipline, offering all students an accessible and abundant reference library. Whatever the area of study that one deems important or appealing, whatever the topic that fascinates the general reader, the Very Short Introductions series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable.

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Author by Jacob K. Olupona
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 9780199790586

The African Religions Of Brazil


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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.

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Author by Roger Bastide
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ISBN Number 0801886244

New Trends And Developments In African Religions


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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.

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Author by Reader in Modern History and Fellow Peter Clarke
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 031330128X

An Introduction To African Religion 2nd Edition


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Author by John S. Mbiti
Genre eBook Africa
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ISBN Number 9966469281

Decolonizing African Religions


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Introduction: decolonizing African philosophy and religion / Kwasi Wiredu -- 1. Social anthropology and colonialism -- 2. What is tribe? -- 3. The classical European world and Africa -- 4. Superstitions of western man -- 5. Studies in African religions, ca. 1970 -- 6. Dialogue with animism -- 7. Max Muller, the missionaries and African deities -- 8. What then is Jok? -- 9. Hellenization of African deities -- 1. De-Hellenizing the Christian God -- 11. Some conclusions

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Author by Okot p'Bitek
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ISBN Number 9780966020151

The Wiley Blackwell Companion To African Religions


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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

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Author by Elias Kifon Bongmba
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ISBN Number 9781118255544

Reclaiming African Religions In Trinidad


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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.

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Author by Frances Henry
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 9766401292

Women And New And Africana Religions


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This volume explores the lives of women around the world from the perspective of the New and Africana faiths they practice. * Includes 14 essays from 17 contributors, all distinguished in their careers as both observer participants and research scholars * Offers bibliographies and notes for each essay and a comprehensive bibliography concluding the book

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Author by Lillian Ashcraft-Eason
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 9780275991562

The Historical Study Of African Religion


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Author by Terence O. Ranger
Genre eBook Africa
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ISBN Number 0520031792