African Religions Philosophy

African Religions   Philosophy
Author: John S. Mbiti,Mbiti
Publsiher: Heinemann
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 9780435895914
ISBN 13: 0435895915
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Religions Philosophy Book Review:

"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
Author: Jacob K. Olupona
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 0199790582
ISBN 13: 9780199790586
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Religions Book Review:

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 Sources for this book include archaeological and historical references.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.

Introduction to African Religion

Introduction to African Religion
Author: John S. Mbiti
Publsiher: Waveland Press
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2015-01-14
ISBN 10: 1478628928
ISBN 13: 9781478628927
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to African Religion Book Review:

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 Religions Beliefs and Practices through History

African Religions  Beliefs and Practices through History
Author: Douglas Thomas,Temilola Alanamu
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2018-12-31
ISBN 10: 1610697529
ISBN 13: 9781610697521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Religions Beliefs and Practices through History Book Review:

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 and philosophy

African religions and philosophy
Author: John S. Mbiti
Publsiher: Doubleday
Total Pages: 384
Release: 1970
ISBN 10: 9780385037136
ISBN 13: 0385037139
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African religions and philosophy Book Review:

African Religions and Philosophy is a systematic study of the attitudes of mind and belief that have evolved in the many societies of Africa.

African Religions

African Religions
Author: Benjamin C. Ray
Publsiher: Pearson College Division
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105028542210
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Religions Book Review:

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.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to African Religions

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to African Religions
Author: Elias Kifon Bongmba
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 616
Release: 2012-03-12
ISBN 10: 1118255542
ISBN 13: 9781118255544
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to African Religions Book Review:

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

Encyclopedia of African Religion

Encyclopedia of African Religion
Author: Molefi Kete Asante,Ama Mazama
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 866
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1412936365
ISBN 13: 9781412936361
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of African Religion Book Review:

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

The African Religions of Brazil

The African Religions of Brazil
Author: Roger Bastide
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 494
Release: 2007-06-18
ISBN 10: 9780801886249
ISBN 13: 0801886244
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The African Religions of Brazil Book Review:

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.

Introduction to African Religion

Introduction to African Religion
Author: John S. Mbiti
Publsiher: Heinemann
Total Pages: 216
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 9780435940027
ISBN 13: 0435940023
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to African Religion Book Review:

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 in Western Scholarship

African Religions in Western Scholarship
Author: Okot p'Bitek
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 139
Release: 1970
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015012435411
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Fragments of Bone

Fragments of Bone
Author: Patrick Bellegarde-Smith
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 0252072057
ISBN 13: 9780252072055
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fragments of Bone Book Review:

Vodou, Santeria, Candomble and other religious practices in the African diaspora

New Trends and Developments in African Religions

New Trends and Developments in African Religions
Author: Reader in Modern History and Fellow Peter Clarke
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 309
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780313301285
ISBN 13: 031330128X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Trends and Developments in African Religions Book Review:

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

African Traditional Religion

African Traditional Religion
Author: Aloysius Muzzanganda Lugira
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 145
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1438120478
ISBN 13: 9781438120478
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Traditional Religion Book Review:

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.

Religions in Contemporary Africa

Religions in Contemporary Africa
Author: Laura S. Grillo,Adriaan van Klinken,Hassan J. Ndzovu
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2019-03-28
ISBN 10: 1351260707
ISBN 13: 9781351260701
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religions in Contemporary Africa Book Review:

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.

100 African religions before slavery colonization

100 African religions before slavery   colonization
Author: Akan Takruri
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2017-02-12
ISBN 10: 1365752453
ISBN 13: 9781365752452
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

100 African religions before slavery colonization Book Review:

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

African Religions

African Religions
Author: Newell Snow Booth
Publsiher: New York : NOK Publishers
Total Pages: 390
Release: 1977
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015014741097
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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African Religion in the Dialogue Debate

African Religion in the Dialogue Debate
Author: Laurenti Magesa
Publsiher: LIT Verlag Münster
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 364390018X
ISBN 13: 9783643900180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Religion in the Dialogue Debate Book Review:

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.

Reclaiming African Religions in Trinidad

Reclaiming African Religions in Trinidad
Author: Frances Henry
Publsiher: University of West Indies Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9789766401290
ISBN 13: 9766401292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reclaiming African Religions in Trinidad Book Review:

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.

Elements of African Traditional Religion

Elements of African Traditional Religion
Author: Elia Shabani Mligo
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2013-08-02
ISBN 10: 1625640706
ISBN 13: 9781625640703
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elements of African Traditional Religion Book Review:

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.