Introduction to African Religion

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Heinemann, 1991 - Religion - 216 pages
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These traditional reads are brimming with spirited characters and positive values--but with a little extra excitement and bite, so hold on to your hats! Written expressly for the middle grade struggling reader, the series does not contain strong language, edgy themes, or dysfunctional families. In fact, family is the main theme of these titles. And one particular Latino family is the focus with their uncanny knack for finding humor, hope, and colorful personalities--even in unusual circumstances. Written at the lowest reading levels, the 50-page story structure is straightforward and moves the reader through the text quickly and efficiently. They were trapped. Then Ana remembered the old stone church. It was nearby. She knew the old building was the safest place for her family. It could withstand the high winds and rising water.
 

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This revision of a standard text ( LJ 7/75) provides an excellent overview of native religion in Africa. It also offers a useful and up-to-date list of books for more advanced reading, questions for ... Read full review

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It is time that African Traditional Religion be written by indigenous people who have not be contaminated by the western religions.

Contents

Chapter
10
African Religion Belongs to the People
14
Chapter
15
African Religion is Found in Proverbs Riddles and Wise Sayings
27
Order and Power in the Universe
40
Human Images of God
53
Singing and Dancing in Worship
67
Belief in Spirits Helps to Explain the Universe
81
Chapter 13
144
Diviners Mediums and Seers
157
Health Magic and Medicine
165
Chapter 16
171
God and Human Morals
178
The Meeting between African Religion Islam and Christianity
188
Chapter 18
194
Religion Pays Attention to the Key Moments in the Life
200

When Twins and Triplets are Born
95
Marriage and Family Life
104
How Death is Caused in Human Life
117
Rituals and Festivals
131

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About the author (1991)

Canon Professor JOHN MBITI, an Anglican priest from Kenya, taught Theology and Religion for many years at Makerere University in Uganda. After that he served as Director of the Ecumenical Institute Bossey, of the World Council of Churches near Geneva, Switzerland. He has been visiting professor at many universities in Europe, America, Canada and Australia and has travelled widely in many countries. Professor Mbiti has published over 400 articles, reviews and books on theology, religion, philosophy and literature. Currently he is part-time professor at the University of Bern, and parish minister in Burgdorf, Switzerland. He is married to Verena and they have four children: Kyeni, Maria, Esther and Kavata.

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