Genre : Religion
Publisher : Heinemann
ISBN_10 : 0435895915
Copyright Year : 1990
File Format : All Formats
File Download : 288
Price : FREE


E-BOOK EXCERPT

"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.

#1Bestseller in [pdf] [tuebl] [kindle] [epub] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 e-Book New Release

📒 African Religions by Jacob K. Olupona

Genre : History
Publisher : Oxford University Press
ISBN_10 : 9780199790586
Copyright Year : 2014
File Format : All Formats
File Download : 152
Price : FREE


E-BOOK EXCERPT

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 Sources for this book include archaeological and historical references.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.

#1Bestseller in [pdf] [tuebl] [kindle] [epub] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 e-Book New Release

Genre : Religion
Publisher : SAGE
ISBN_10 : 9781412936361
Copyright Year : 2009
File Format : All Formats
File Download : 866
Price : FREE


E-BOOK EXCERPT

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

#1Bestseller in [pdf] [tuebl] [kindle] [epub] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 e-Book New Release

📒 New Trends And Developments In African Religions by Reader in Modern History and Fellow Peter Clarke

Genre : Religion
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN_10 : 031330128X
Copyright Year : 1998
File Format : All Formats
File Download : 309
Price : FREE


E-BOOK EXCERPT

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

#1Bestseller in [pdf] [tuebl] [kindle] [epub] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 e-Book New Release

Genre : Nature
Publisher : JHU Press
ISBN_10 : 0801886244
Copyright Year : 2007-05-04
File Format : All Formats
File Download : 494
Price : FREE


E-BOOK EXCERPT

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.

#1Bestseller in [pdf] [tuebl] [kindle] [epub] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 e-Book New Release

📒 African Religions by Benjamin C. Ray

Genre : Religion
Publisher : Pearson College Division
ISBN_10 : UOM:39015074055677
Copyright Year : 2000
File Format : All Formats
File Download : 218
Price : FREE


E-BOOK EXCERPT

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.

#1Bestseller in [pdf] [tuebl] [kindle] [epub] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 e-Book New Release

Genre : Religion
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN_10 : 9781118255544
Copyright Year : 2012-03-12
File Format : All Formats
File Download : 616
Price : FREE


E-BOOK EXCERPT

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to African Religions bringstogether a team of international scholars to create a single-volumeresource on the religious beliefs and practices of the peoples inAfrica. Offers broad coverage of issues relating to African religions,considering experiences in indigenous, Christian, and Islamictraditions across the continent Contributors are from a variety of fields, ensuring the volumeoffers multidisciplinary perspectives Explores methodological approaches to religion fromanthropological, philosophical, and historical perspectives Provides insights into the historical developments in Africanreligions, as well as contemporary issues such as the developmentof African-initiated churches, neo traditional religions, andPentecostalism Discusses important topics at the intersection of culture andreligion in Africa, including the arts, health, politics,globalization, gender relations, and the economy

#1Bestseller in [pdf] [tuebl] [kindle] [epub] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 e-Book New Release

Genre : Religion
Publisher : Waveland Press
ISBN_10 : 9781478628927
Copyright Year : 2015-01-14
File Format : All Formats
File Download : 215
Price : FREE


E-BOOK EXCERPT

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.

#1Bestseller in [pdf] [tuebl] [kindle] [epub] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 e-Book New Release

Genre : History
Publisher : University of West Indies Press
ISBN_10 : 9766401292
Copyright Year : 2003
File Format : All Formats
File Download : 224
Price : FREE


E-BOOK EXCERPT

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.

#1Bestseller in [pdf] [tuebl] [kindle] [epub] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 e-Book New Release

Genre : Igbo (African people)
Publisher :
ISBN_10 : STANFORD:36105038241142
Copyright Year : 1985
File Format : All Formats
File Download : 176
Price : FREE


E-BOOK EXCERPT

#1Bestseller in [pdf] [tuebl] [kindle] [epub] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 e-Book New Release