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European traditions in the study of religion in Africa

European traditions in the study of religion in Africa

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Published by Harrassowitz Verlag in Wiesbaden .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Religion,
  • OUR Brockhaus selection

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    ContributionsHrsg.: Ludwig, Frieder
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21815195M
    ISBN 103447050020

    of religion as concern with spiritual beings in discussing religious norms and ideals for women, and move to a more extensive consid-eration of ritual in my analysis of religious organization and practice. In considering traditional sub-Saharan African religious systems for study, one is confronted not only by the multiplicity of potential. This leads many to solely identify Christianity with Europe. This also led to the misconception that has persisted even up to the present day that Christianity is “the white man’s religion,” and that the spread of Christianity in Africa is the exclusive result of modern European missionary work.

    But a well-known African scholar named John Mbiti did a study of African gods – this is found in actually several of his books, but one is entitled Concepts of God in Africa – and when John Mbiti studied, he wanted to particularly look at African traditional religious practitioners in tribes that had not received either Christianity or.   Vatican Basilica, Rome. (Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images) Most Christians in Western Europe today are non-practicing, but Christian identity still remains a meaningful religious, social and cultural marker, according to a new Pew Research Center survey of 15 countries in Western addition to religious beliefs and practices, the survey explores respondents’ views on immigration.

      Parrinder (), in his book West African Religion, discusses the beings under four headings: The Supreme God, the Sky gods, the Mother earth, and other divinities. Igbo traditional worldview reveals that the journey that man makes in a lifetime and after his death is cyclical. This is known as life cycle. African traditional religion refers to the indigenous or autochthonous religion of the African people. It deals with their cosmology, ritual practices, symbols, arts, society and so e religion is a way of life, it relates to culture and society as they affect the worldview of the African people.


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European Traditions in the Study of Religion in Africa Edited by Frieder Ludwig and Afe Adogame in cooperation with Ulrich Berner and Christoph Bochinger Harrassowitz Verlag.

European traditions in the study of religion in Africa. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, (OCoLC) Online version: European traditions in the study of religion in Africa. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, (OCoLC) Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors.

This book presents a unique exploration of African traditions in the study of religion in Africa and the new African diaspora. Contributors drawn from diverse African and global contexts situate current scholarly traditions of the study of African religions within the purview of academic encounter and exchanges with non-African scholars and non-African s: 1.

The historiography of African religions and religions in Africa presents a remarkable shift from the study of 'Africa as Object' to 'Africa as Subject', thus translating the subject from obscurity into the global community of the academic study of religion.

This book presents a unique multidisciplinary exploration of African Traditions in the. He is the author of Celestial Church of Christ: The Politics of Cultural Identity in a West African Prophetic-Charismatic Movement (); and co-edited European Traditions in the Study of Religion in Africa (); Religion in the Context of African Migration (); Unpacking the New: Critical Perspectives on Cultural Syncretization in Africa and Beyond () and Christianity in Africa and the African Diaspora.

AFRICAN RELIGIONS IN WESTERN SCHOLARSHIP European Traditions in the Study of Religion in Africa. Edited by FRIEDER LUDWIG and AFE ADOGAME. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, Pp. ix+ €78 (ISBN ). - Volume 46 Issue 3 - OGBU U.

KALU. The study of Africa's traditional religion and the environment can be termed the ecology of religion. The complexity of the relationship between environment and religion in indigenous and contemporary African cultures and societies requires a more multidisciplinary approach that draws from a variety of sources, approaches, and epistemological positions: phenomenology, ecology, geography.

A person must be born in a particular African people in order to be able to follow African Religion. The people from Europe, America, and Asia cannot be converted to African Religion as it is more removed from their geographical and cultural setting.

African Traditional Religion is very pragmatic and apply to the need as it arises. It has supplied. In this way, African culture and values can be revaluated, their relevance established and sustained in order to give credence to authentic African identity.

INTRODUCTION. The culture of a people is what marks them out distinctively from other human. societies in the family of humanity. The full study of culture in all its vastness and. Since there are no sacred books on which to base the study of African traditional religion except on the proverbs, folklores, oral tradition, ethics and morals of African societies, we shall, in this study, critically analyze some major concepts of African traditional religion in order to establish how Africans reason about the world around them, especially in reference to their religion.

experience presents opportunities as well as challenges, particularly, for religious traditions and cultures today. Byron Earhart states in his foreword to E. Thomas Lawson‟s book Religions of Africa () that one of the most fascinating aspects of our history is the richness and varieties of its religious traditions.

Because of the African religions' dependence on oral stories, doctrine tends to be more flexible, changing in accordance to the immediate needs of religious followers. The core philosophy of African religions is formed by narratives about the creation of the universe (cosmogony) and the nature and structure of the world (cosmology).

of African religion; therefore, it is wrong assumption for the western scholars to think that Africans only claim to have the idea of the Supreme Being with the advent of Christianity. There are divergent views of scholars as per the origin of religion and the belief in God in Africa.

As per religion some scholars see religion. This is part of democracy. The major faiths practiced in South Africa are Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, traditional African religions and Judaism. European and other foreign settlers brought most of these religions.

Traditional African religion is very popular and arrived here with our North and West African. Religion in Africa is multifaceted and has been a major influence on art, culture andthe continent's various populations and individuals are mostly adherents of Christianity, Islam, and to a lesser extent several traditional African Christian or Islamic communities, religious beliefs are also sometimes characterized with syncretism with the beliefs and practices.

IN TR OD UC TIO N. The material in this book is a summary drawn from several years of study and experience in East Africa. I hope it will help people from a European cultural background to learn about Africa. It may help those living in Africa or planning to live in Africa to adapt to that cultural background more easily.

African religions, religious beliefs and practices of the peoples of should be noted that any attempt to generalize about the nature of “African religions” risks wrongly implying that there is homogeneity among all African fact, Africa is a vast continent encompassing both geographic variation and tremendous cultural diversity.

This book highlights and discusses the common elements which introduce African Traditional Religion as one unified religion and not a collection of religions. The major focus of the book is discussing the need for studying ATR in twenty-first-century Africa whereby globalization and multi-culture are prominent phenomena.

Indigenous Religion (AIR) in Africa. It is essentially a postcolonial approach to what AIR and its essential characteristics is: God and humanity, sacrifices, afterlife and ancestors. The rapid growth of many religions in Africa and the revival of AIR in postcolonial Africa have made inter-religious dialogue an urgent necessity.

Religion in Europe has been a major influence on today's society, art, culture, philosophy and largest religion in Europe is Christianity, but irreligion and practical secularisation are strong. Three countries in Southeastern Europe have Muslim majorities. Ancient European religions included veneration for deities such as revival movements of these religions include.

The importance of oral traditions cannot be adequately quantified in the study of African Traditional Religion.

(Idowu, Ibid, pp. ) Apart from oral traditions be it by arts, story, songs, tales and drama, festivity, experiential participation is the second source for the study of ATR.African American Religion brings together in one forum the mt important essays on the development of these traditions to provide a broad overview of the field and its most important scholars.

The first part of the book orients African American religion to American history and the study of religion. The essays that follow trace the histories of many religious and cultural traditions, from the 5/5(1).

1. On the terms ‘Ethics’ and ‘Morality’ The term ‘ethics’ is technically used by philosophers to mean a philosophical study of morality—morality understood as a set of social rules, principles, norms that guide or are intended to guide the conduct of people in a society, and as beliefs about right and wrong conduct as well as good or bad character.