Autor: Jacob K. Olupona
ISBN-13: 9780199790586
Einband: Taschenbuch
Seiten: 176
Format: 172x111x15 mm
Sprache: Englisch

African Religions

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African Religions examines religious traditions on the African continent and diaspora. It focuses on the diversity of people, ethnic groups, languages, cultures, ethos, and worldviews. The book provides balanced and in-depth material that enables the reader to comprehend the breadth, depth, and range of African religious traditions.
List of ilustrations; Preface; Chapter 1 Worldview, cosmology, and myths of origin; Chapter 2 Gods, ancestors, and spirit beings; Chapter 3 Sacred authority: Divine kingship, priests, and diviners; Chapter 4 Ceremonies, festivals, and rituals; Chapter 5 Sacred Arts, verbal and ritual performances; Chapter 6 Encounter with the incoming world: Christianity and Islam in Africa; References; Further reading; Index
African Religions examines religious traditions on the African continent and diaspora. It focuses on the diversity of people, ethnic groups, languages, cultures, ethos, and worldviews. The book provides balanced and in-depth material that enables the reader to comprehend the breadth, depth, and range of African religious traditions.
Autor: Jacob K. Olupona
Jacob K. Olupona is Professor of African Religious Traditions at Harvard Divinity School, with a joint appointment as Professor of African and African American Studies in Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences. A noted scholar of indigenous African religions, his books include City of 201 Gods: Ile-Ife in Time, Space, and the Imagination, Orisa Devotion as World Religion: The Globalization of Yoruba Religious Culture, co-edited with Terry Rey, and Kingship, Religion, and Rituals in a Nigerian Community: A Phenomenological Study of Ondo Yoruba Festivals. In 2007, he was awarded the Nigerian National Order of Merit, one of Nigeria's most prestigious honors.

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Autor: Jacob K. Olupona
ISBN-13:: 9780199790586
ISBN: 0199790582
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.05.2014
Verlag: Oxford University Press
Gewicht: 139g
Seiten: 176
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 172x111x15 mm, 10 b&w illustrations