Название: African Traditional Religion
Автор: Aloysius Muzzanganda Lugira
Серия: World Religions
Размер: 5 MB
Lugira takes on a little discussed topic in this volume in the World Religions series. Africa is made up of thousands of ethnic groups, each with its own religious traditions, which may be the reason the topic is so rarely explored. Lugira, however, finds common ground in those religions, including the belief in a Supreme Being and in the lesser gods that assist. Traditions passed on through oral recitations and the importance of rites and rituals, such as animal sacrifice, are also discussed. Topics such as witchcraft and the role it plays in African religion, the future of "organized" religion in Africa, and the influence of other religions on African religions are touched on as well. There are many interesting black-and-white photos here, but some are not well reproduced. Students doing reports on religions should find this a useful source. Extensive glossary. Ilene Cooper --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.