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African Traditional Religion, Third Edition

The African continent is home to more than 6,000 different ethnic and cultural groups, each with its own religious customs. Yet, these many traditions have common foundations, including an almost universal beli… (See Below for Full Description)
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The African continent is home to more than 6,000 different ethnic and cultural groups, each with its own religious customs. Yet, these many traditions have common foundations, including an almost universal belief in a Supreme Being, a close interconnection between the sacred and the nonsacred, and a rich oral tradition that passes religious and ethical teachings down through the generations. For centuries, the indigenous religions of Africa were in danger of extinction as other beliefs, primarily Christianity and Islam, threatened to oppress the various sects. Today, a vibrant resurgence of African traditional religion can be encountered everywhere in Africa, and leaders of African religion can openly organize and render spiritual and healing services without hindrances. In a clear and comprehensive manner, African Traditional Religion, Third Edition explores the many manifestations of African belief and their expressions, in the past and in the present, as well as the hopes for the future.

Coverage includes:
  • The various sects of African religion
  • Effects of the African continent
  • Rituals and beliefs
  • The arrival of colonists and missionaries
  • The spread of African religion to other countries.

Additional Info

ISBN-13 978-1-60413-103-1
ISBN-10 1604131039
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-2047-8
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series World Religions
Author Aloysius M. Lugira; Series Editors: Joanne O'Brien and Martin Palmer
Publication Date 5/1/2009
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Chelsea House
Specifications Full-color photographs and illustrations. Map. Sidebars. Fact file. Bibliography. Further reading and Web sites. Glossary. Index.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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