Black God: The Afroasiatic Roots of the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Religions

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Syracuse University Press, 1998 - Religion - 197 pages
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A comparative study of the Afroasiatic traditional religions of northern Africa and Arabia. The author argues that there is a common Afroasiatic language in those regions, so is there a common family of religions. He compares traditions as diverse as those in Yemen and Nigeria.
 

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Contents

Semitic Religion
9
Chapter Egypt
44
North Africa
67
The Hausa
92
The Oromo
130
Conclusions
154
Notes 73
173
Bibliography
187
Names of peoples
194
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About the author (1998)

Julian Baldick was, until his retirement, Reader in the Study of Religions at King's College London. He is the author of Mystical Islam: An Introduction to Sufism" (also available from NYU Press), among other titles.

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