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The Resource Introduction to African religion, John S. Mbiti

Introduction to African religion, John S. Mbiti

Label
Introduction to African religion
Title
Introduction to African religion
Statement of responsibility
John S. Mbiti
Title variation
African religion
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In his widely acclaimed survey, John Mbiti sheds light on the survival and prosperity of African Religion in different historical, geographical, sociological, cultural, and physical environments. He presents a constellation of African worldviews, beliefs in God, use of symbols, valued traditions, and practices that have taken root with African peoples throughout the vast continent. Mbiti's accessible writing style sympathetically portrays how African Religion manifests itself in ritual, festival, healing, the human life cycle, and interplay with the mystical and invisible world. The account embraces foundational traditions, while touching on elements that spawn transitions, including migration, the spread of Christianity and Islam, political-economic development, and modern communication. This popular introduction leaves readers with informed knowledge of the riches of African heritage
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mbiti, John S
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2400
LC item number
.M383 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Africa
  • Religion
  • Africa
Label
Introduction to African religion, John S. Mbiti
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 206-207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The African Heritage 2. What Is African Religion? 3. Where African Religion Is Found 4. African Views of the Universe 5. Belief in God 6. How God Is Approached by People 7. The Spirits 8. The Origin and Early State of Man 9. Birth and Time of Youth 10. Marriage and Family Life 11. Death and the Hereafter 12. Rituals and Festivals 13. Religious Objects and Places 14. Religious Leaders 15. Health, Magic and Medicine 16. Morals in African Religion 17. The Meeting of African Religion and Other Religions 18. The Value of Religion -- Appendixes: Questions / Books for Advanced Reading on African Religion / Examples of African Proverbs and Wise Sayings
Control code
ocn900179626
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Second edition; Reissued by Waveland Press, Inc.
Extent
xv, 216 pages
Isbn
9781478627067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781478627067
  • (OCoLC)900179626
Label
Introduction to African religion, John S. Mbiti
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 206-207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The African Heritage 2. What Is African Religion? 3. Where African Religion Is Found 4. African Views of the Universe 5. Belief in God 6. How God Is Approached by People 7. The Spirits 8. The Origin and Early State of Man 9. Birth and Time of Youth 10. Marriage and Family Life 11. Death and the Hereafter 12. Rituals and Festivals 13. Religious Objects and Places 14. Religious Leaders 15. Health, Magic and Medicine 16. Morals in African Religion 17. The Meeting of African Religion and Other Religions 18. The Value of Religion -- Appendixes: Questions / Books for Advanced Reading on African Religion / Examples of African Proverbs and Wise Sayings
Control code
ocn900179626
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Second edition; Reissued by Waveland Press, Inc.
Extent
xv, 216 pages
Isbn
9781478627067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781478627067
  • (OCoLC)900179626

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