African Spirituality: Forms, Meanings and Expressions

African Spirituality: Forms, Meanings and Expressions

by Jacob K. Olupona
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0824507800

ISBN-13: 9780824507800

Pub. Date: 02/28/2001

Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company


What is Pa divination in Nigeria? Who or what is Mami Water? Does a single African spirituality exist across all indigenous cultures, even after their contact with Western religions such as Christianity? In this illustrated book, a perfect introduction to the fascinating world of African religion, spirituality, and cosmology, writers from Margaret R. Miles and

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What is Pa divination in Nigeria? Who or what is Mami Water? Does a single African spirituality exist across all indigenous cultures, even after their contact with Western religions such as Christianity? In this illustrated book, a perfect introduction to the fascinating world of African religion, spirituality, and cosmology, writers from Margaret R. Miles and Kathleen O’Brien Wicker to Ogbu Kalu and Abdulkader I. Tayob lead us into discussions of the diversity of African spiritual traditions and the forms and patterns that link them. Special topics include Dagbamba, Haitian Vodun, shrines, divination, candomble, and Sufism and the role of Islam.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824507800
Publisher:
Crossroad Publishing Company
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Series:
World Spirituality Series
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
567,609
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.24(d)

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