Introduction to African Religion

Introduction to African Religion

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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. Mbitia€™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.Meanwhile God sent another but faster animal, usually said to have been a bird, lizard or hare, with another message that people would die. The latter message reached ... On the way the dog stopped to eat. So the toad reached men first and anbsp;...

Title:Introduction to African Religion
Author:John S. Mbiti
Publisher:Waveland Press - 2015-01-14


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