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African traditional religion and ecology.

African traditional religion and ecology.

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Published by Nigerian Conservation Foundation, World Wide Fund for Nature in Lagos, Nigeria, Gland, Switzerland .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsNigerian Conservation Foundation., World Wide Fund for Nature.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsMLCS 2003/05309 (B)
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 70 p. :
Number of Pages70
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL457287M
LC Control Number98173893

  Authoring or editing more than half a dozen books on religion and African culture (including the recent “African Religions: A Very Short Introduction,” Oxford University Press), Olupona has researched topics ranging from the indigenous religions of Africa to the religious practices of Africans who have settled in America. It is an accepted position that the African Initiated Churches (AICs) were formed as a result of the search for a unique African identity and culture. This is the popular assumption amongst many African theologians of which Maluleke () is one example. African identity and culture are preserved in African Traditional Religion.

The Religious World, [8] and the Carmondys', The Story of World Religions, [9] have 12 pages each, Robert S. Ellwood, in Many Peoples, Many Faiths, [10] Noss, Man's Religions, [11] and Ling, A History of Religions East and West [12] manage to avoid the discussion of African religions altogether. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Unspoken: Exposing the Silent yet Critical Persuasion of African Traditional Religion has an enormous unshakable influence on the African Christian churches, both in Africa and Diaspora. This book is a well-researched masterpiece on African traditional religion and Christianity.

African religions and philosophy Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. some content may be lost due to the binding of the book. Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Bookplateleaf Boxid IA Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II City Garden City, N.Y. The traditional African understanding and the interpretation of Christianity have deep roots in these fundamental beliefs of the African traditional religions. This belief, just as in the case of the previous one, has a theological basis – the plurality of divinities (polytheism).


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African traditional religion and ecology Download PDF EPUB FB2

The traditional African religions or traditional beliefs and practices of African people are a set of highly diverse beliefs that includes various ethnic religions. Generally, these traditions are oral rather than scriptural and passed down from one generation to another through folk tales, songs and festivals, include belief in an amount of higher and lower gods, sometimes including a supreme.

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, Cited by: 2.

In African traditional religions the sense of time is often described in cyclical rather than linear imagery. 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.

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.

Traditional African religion and culture is passed on from parents to children through stories. Source: Traditional African religion is based on oral traditions, which means that the basic values and way of life are passed from elders to younger generation.

These traditions are not religious principles, but a cultural identity. 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.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Ecology offers a comprehensive overview of the history and the latest developments in religious engagement with environmental issues throughout the world. Newly commissioned essays from noted scholars of diverse faiths and scientific traditions present the most cutting-edge thinking on religion’s.

2 E. Idowu, African Traditional Religion, S.C.M.,p 3 Leo Frobenius, The Voice of Africa, Vol. 1, Hutchison,3 And similar to this was the dialogue that took place between Edwin Smith, who had gone out as a missionary to Africa, and Emil Ludwig, an eminent biographer. When Ludwig got to. This paper examines the concept and philosophy of African Traditional Religion from the viewpoint of Africans.

It presents the worldview, philosophical nature and foundation of African Traditional Religion. It also shows that the worship of God in African Traditional Religion is through sacrifices, offerings, singing, dancing and prayers.

ATR (African Traditional Religion) Introduction Three religions dominates African continent: ATR, Islam and Christianity. African Traditional Religion It has no sacred book or Scripture.

It is written in the hearts, history and experience of the people. It is passed with the word of mouth. An analysis of this view of shows that Taringa is not denying that African traditional religion assists or has something to o er in terms of environmental conservation, rather, he is admitting.

African Religions and Philosophy is a systematic study of the attitudes of mind and belief that have evolved in the many societies of Africa. In this second edition, Dr Mbiti has updated his material to include the involvement of women in religion, and the potential unity to be found in what was once thought to be a mass of quite separate s: "African Religions and Philosophy" is a systematic study of the attitudes of mind and belief that have evolved in the many societies of Africa.

In this second edition, Dr Mbiti has updated his material to include the involvement of women in religion, and the potential unity to be found in what was once thought to be a mass of quite separate religions.4/5(4).

The best books on African Religion and Witchcraft recommended by Jean Fontaine. The emeritus professor of social anthropology at the London School of Economics and author of Speak of the Devil says the Dinka and the Nuer are famous in anthropology for not being preoccupied with misfortune.

Buy all books. African environmental historiography because the history of human land management on the continent is deep, complex, and non-linear. Degradation narratives must be treated with great skepticism as they often have served colonial and post-colonial critiques of traditional African land use practices.

The relative lack of traditional historical. ditional religion or African traditional religions (Mbiti1–2; Idowu; Booth3; Ikenga-Metu19; Alolo ; Ejizu n.d). e arguments cannot be discussed here due to. Finding books about African religion and spiritual beliefs in the public domain was not difficult.

These books have a great amount of useful information on this topic, some of it written before colonialism destroyed or greatly modified aspects of traditional culture.

The continuing revival of traditional African religion presents an unavoidable challenge to African Christianity. While Africans today are being exposed to modern education, traditional thought is still the source of the basic world-view of most of the people, and the growing Christian population is not exempt from this influence.

The beliefs and practices of the traditional religions in Africa can enrich Christian theology and spirituality." These statements await further exploration by African theologians. Currently I am about to complete a book on this question of the encounter between the biblical faith and African religion.

African Traditional Religion book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers/5(10). between Christianity and African Traditional Religion.

Since Christianity came in contact with the traditional religion, there has always been a sharp conflict between traditionalists and Christians. This bitter conflict has led to wanton destruction of lives and property, and this has become a source of great worry to the writers.

"Harris deftly achieves that elusive goal: a book that will be highly relevant not only for the academy, but also for the church and for social movements. It will be invaluable for courses in environmental and religious ethics, spirituality, Black liberation theologies, womanist ethics and theologies, and African American religious thought."Reviews: 4.This review was set in the context of African spirituality and ecology.

Specifically, the review addressed issues of African spirituality and the environment from a Kenyan context. Through analyses on existing literature, we examined African worldviews, determined how African spirituality was communicated through the environment, evaluated African ways of regulating the use of the environment.