African Religions & Philosophy / Edition 2

African Religions & Philosophy / Edition 2

by John S. Mbiti
     
 

African Religions and Philosophy is a systematic study of the attitudes of mind and belief that have evolved in the many societies of Africa.See more details below

Overview

African Religions and Philosophy is a systematic study of the attitudes of mind and belief that have evolved in the many societies of Africa.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780435895914
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
01/01/1992
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.46(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

The Study of African Religions and Philosophy

The Concept of Time as a Key to the Understanding and Interpretation of African Religions and Philosophy

The Nature of God

The Works of God

God and Nature

The Worship of God

Spiritual Beings, Spirits and the Living-Dead

The Creation and Original State of Man

Ethnic Groups, Kinship and the Individual

Birth and Childhood

Initiation and Puberty Rites

Marriage and Procreation

Death and the Hereafter

Specialists: Medicine-Men, Rainmakers, Kings, and Priests

Mystical Power, Magic, Witchcraft and Sorcery

The Concepts of Evil, Ethics and Justice

Changing Man and His Problems

Christianity, Islam and other Religions in Africa

The Search for New Values, Identity, and Security

Bibliographies

Index

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