The Resource African and African American religion, Victor Anderson, (eaudio)

African and African American religion, Victor Anderson, (eaudio)

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African and African American religion
Title
African and African American religion
Statement of responsibility
Victor Anderson
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Some thirty to forty percent of Africans practice traditional religions, many of which survive in Western monotheistic faiths. These traditional religions, generally tied to ethnic groups in the sub-Saharan region, are dramatic more than philosophical; oral more than literary; and mythical and magical more than conceptual. Prominent dramatic features include masks, special clothing, dancing, singing, ecstatic utterances, and special rituals. Oral traditions include folklore, riddles, proverbs, and stories (many of which are oriented to teach children about the ways of their elders). The mythical and magical components include sacrifices, spirit mediums, and belief in ancestor spirits. These typically monistic religions affirm that all reality flows from one substance or principle, which is believed to be manifested in many different gods, values, powers, and practices. Gods are therefore both good and evil; a "trickster" deity often expresses the fundamental ambiguities of human life. Life is seen to achieve its wholeness through a balance of opposites. Though Christianity had an early African influence (especially in North and Northeast Africa), Islam spread throughout Africa during the 8th and 9th centuries. Most Christian influence in Africa came in two waves: that of European mercantilism (1400-1600, mostly Catholic), and north European imperialism (19th and 20th centuries, primarily Protestant). Yet most traditional beliefs are quite consistent with Islam and Christianity and have combined with them. African religions were transported to the New World with the slave trade, taking root in Brazil and the Caribbean in movements including Candomble', Umbanda, Xango, Tamor de Mina, and Nago. In Brazil, these religions have mixed with the Catholic veneration of the saints, as practiced by the majority of the population; they affirm the existence of orishas (lesser gods), voduns (spirits), santos (saints), guia (guides) and entidade (deities). Voudoo (voodoo) is a hybrid of traditional beliefs and Roman Catholicism. Santeria (or "worship of the saints") is a magico-religion directly related to the Yoruba religion of western Africa. In North American, the enslaved African-Americans converted primarily to Protestant Christianity with an emphasis on holiness, sanctification, and charismatic practices
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Anderson, Victor
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not applicable
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Ben Kingsley
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kingsley, Ben
  • hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Religions
Target audience
adult
Label
African and African American religion, Victor Anderson, (eaudio)
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Publication
Note
hoopla date: 12/20/2012, 12/20/2012 to 12/31/9999
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unknown
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digital storage
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not applicable
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unknown
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (180 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
Isbn
9781433238642
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT10027018
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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other
Stock number
10027018
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MWT10027018
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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not applicable
Label
African and African American religion, Victor Anderson, (eaudio)
Link
Publication
Note
hoopla date: 12/20/2012, 12/20/2012 to 12/31/9999
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (180 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781433238642
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT10027018
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
10027018
System control number
MWT10027018
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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