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Download e-book for kindle: African Traditional Religion in the Modern World, 2d ed. by Douglas E. Thomas

By Douglas E. Thomas

ISBN-10: 078649607X

ISBN-13: 9780786496075

African conventional faith contains a number of non-dogmatic, religious practices through thousands all over the world. a few students argue it really is relating to the Nubian faith of Egypt’s Dynastic interval. In an increased moment variation, this e-book examines the character of African conventional faith and describes universal attributes of varied cultural trust platforms, with an emphasis on West Africa. primary parts studied contain sacrifice, salvation and tradition, modes of revelation, divination, and African resilience within the face of invasion and colonization. The spiritual reviews of black humans in the course of the Americas also are lined. the writer unearths the cosmology, symbolism and rituals of the Yoruba tradition to be the basic bases of African conventional faith, and attracts similarities among the oral and written literature of West Africans and that of recent international practitioners. The impression of Islam and Christianity is usually discussed.
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