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

By Douglas E. Thomas

African conventional faith features a number of non-dogmatic, non secular practices via hundreds of thousands worldwide. a few students argue it really is regarding the Nubian faith of Egypt’s Dynastic interval. In an improved moment variation, this publication examines the character of African conventional faith and describes universal attributes of assorted cultural trust structures, with an emphasis on West Africa. crucial parts studied comprise sacrifice, salvation and tradition, modes of revelation, divination, and African resilience within the face of invasion and colonization. The spiritual reports of black humans during 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 latest international practitioners. The impression of Islam and Christianity is additionally discussed.
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