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:

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

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 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.

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 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

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.

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

Indigeneity in African Religions

Indigeneity in African Religions
Author: Afe Adogame
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2021-11-18
ISBN 10: 1350008273
ISBN 13: 9781350008274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indigeneity in African Religions Book Review:

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.

Religions of South Africa Routledge Revivals

Religions of South Africa  Routledge Revivals
Author: David Chidester
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2014-06-27
ISBN 10: 1317649877
ISBN 13: 9781317649878
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religions of South Africa Routledge Revivals Book Review:

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 Traditions in the Study of Religion in Africa

African Traditions in the Study of Religion in Africa
Author: Ezra Chitando
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2016-04-01
ISBN 10: 1317184203
ISBN 13: 9781317184201
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Traditions in the Study of Religion in Africa Book Review:

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.

African Religions

African Religions
Author: Benjamin C. Ray
Publsiher: Pearson College Division
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015074055677
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.

Religion Culture and Spirituality in Africa and the African Diaspora

Religion  Culture and Spirituality in Africa and the African Diaspora
Author: William Ackah,Jualynne E. Dodson,R. Drew Smith
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2017-10-05
ISBN 10: 1315466198
ISBN 13: 9781315466194
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion Culture and Spirituality in Africa and the African Diaspora Book Review:

Religion, Culture and Spirituality in Africa and the African Diaspora explores the ways in which religious ideas and beliefs continue to play a crucial role in the lives of people of African descent. The chapters in this volume use historical and contemporary examples to show how people of African descent develop and engage with spiritual rituals, organizations and practices to make sense of their lives, challenge injustices and creatively express their spiritual imaginings. This book poses and answers the following critical questions: To what extent are ideas of spirituality emanating from Africa and the diaspora still influenced by an African aesthetic? What impact has globalisation had on spiritual and cultural identities of peoples on African descendant peoples? And what is the utility of the practices and social organizations that house African spiritual expression in tackling social, political cultural and economic inequities? The essays in this volume reveal how spirituality weaves and intersects with issues of gender, class, sexuality and race across Africa and the diaspora. It will appeal to researchers and postgraduate students interested in the study of African religions, race and religion, sociology of religion and anthropology.

West African Religion

West African Religion
Author: Geoffrey Parrinder
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2014-09-17
ISBN 10: 1498204929
ISBN 13: 9781498204927
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

West African Religion Book Review:

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:

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

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.

Afro Caribbean Religions

Afro Caribbean Religions
Author: Nathaniel Samuel Murrell
Publsiher: Temple University Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2010-01-25
ISBN 10: 1439901759
ISBN 13: 9781439901755
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Afro Caribbean Religions Book Review:

Religion is one of the most important elements of Afro-Caribbean culture linking its people to their African past, from Haitian Vodou and Cuban Santeria—popular religions that have often been demonized in popular culture—to Rastafari in Jamaica and Orisha-Shango of Trinidad and Tobago. In Afro-Caribbean Religions, Nathaniel Samuel Murrell provides a comprehensive study that respectfully traces the social, historical, and political contexts of these religions. And, because Brazil has the largest African population in the world outside of Africa, and has historic ties to the Caribbean, Murrell includes a section on Candomble, Umbanda, Xango, and Batique. This accessibly written introduction to Afro-Caribbean religions examines the cultural traditions and transformations of all of the African-derived religions of the Caribbean along with their cosmology, beliefs, cultic structures, and ritual practices. Ideal for classroom use, Afro-Caribbean Religions also includes a glossary defining unfamiliar terms and identifying key figures.

African Religion Defined

African Religion Defined
Author: Anthony Ephirim-Donkor
Publsiher: University Press of America
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2012-07-10
ISBN 10: 0761853294
ISBN 13: 9780761853299
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Religion Defined Book Review:

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.

African Religious Research

African Religious Research
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1974
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: IND:30000108498266
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Religious Research Book Review:

Contemporary Perspectives on Religions in Africa and the African Diaspora

Contemporary Perspectives on Religions in Africa and the African Diaspora
Author: Carolyn M. Jones Medine,Ibigbolade S. Aderibigbe,Hans D Seibel
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2015-10-14
ISBN 10: 1137498056
ISBN 13: 9781137498052
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Perspectives on Religions in Africa and the African Diaspora Book Review:

Contemporary Perspectives on Religions in Africa and the African Diaspora explores African derived religions in a globalized world. The volume focuses on the continent, on African identity in globalization, and on African religion in cultural change.

African Traditional Religions in Contemporary Society

African Traditional Religions in Contemporary Society
Author: Jacob Olupona
Publsiher: Paragon House
Total Pages: 204
Release: 1998-04-17
ISBN 10: 9780892260799
ISBN 13: 0892260793
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Traditional Religions in Contemporary Society Book Review: