African Traditional Religion in the Modern World, 2d ed. by Douglas E. Thomas

By Douglas E. Thomas

African conventional faith incorporates a number of non-dogmatic, non secular practices via thousands world wide. a few students argue it truly is relating to the Nubian faith of Egypt’s Dynastic interval. In an multiplied moment version, this ebook examines the character of African conventional faith and describes universal attributes of varied cultural trust structures, with an emphasis on West Africa. relevant parts studied contain sacrifice, salvation and tradition, modes of revelation, divination, and African resilience within the face of invasion and colonization. The spiritual stories of black humans in the course of the Americas also are coated. the writer reveals the cosmology, symbolism and rituals of the Yoruba tradition to be the elemental bases of African conventional faith, and attracts similarities among the oral and written literature of West Africans and that of latest global practitioners. The impact of Islam and Christianity can also be discussed.
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