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African Religions : Symbol, Ritual and Community

African Religions : Symbol, Ritual and Community - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0130828422

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ISBN13: 978-0130828422
ISBN10: 0130828424
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 00
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2000
International: No
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African Religions : Symbol, Ritual and Community - 2ND 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130828422

Benjamin C. Ray

ISBN13: 978-0130828422
ISBN10: 0130828424
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 00
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction.



1. Creation and Origins.
2. Divinity and Humanity.
3. Ritual Expression and Control.
4. Religious Authorities.
5. Persons, Ancestors, and Ethics.
6. Art in the Cycle of Life.
7. African Islam.
8. African Christianity.



Conclusion.

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