The Resource Elements of African Traditional Religion : a textbook for students of comparative religion, (ebook)

Elements of African Traditional Religion : a textbook for students of comparative religion, (ebook)

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Elements of African Traditional Religion : a textbook for students of comparative religion
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Elements of African Traditional Religion
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a textbook for students of comparative religion
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African Traditional religion (ATR) is one of the world religions with a great people and a great past. It is embraced by Africans within and outside the continent despite the various ethnic religious practices and beliefs. 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. Why should we study the religion of indigenous Africans in this age? In response to this question, the book argues that since ATR is part of the African people's culture, there is a need to understand this cultural background in order to contextualize Christian theology. Using some illustrations from Nyumbanitu worship shrine located at Njombe in Tanzania, the book purports that there is a need to understand African people's worldview, their understanding of God, their religious values, symbols and rituals in order to enhance meaningful dialogue between Christianity and African people's current worldview. In this case, the book is important for students of comparative religion in universities and colleges who strive to understand the various religions and their practices
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Mligo, Elia Shabani
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Elements of African Traditional Religion : a textbook for students of comparative religion, (ebook)
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9781621898245
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MWT12320398
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Elements of African Traditional Religion : a textbook for students of comparative religion, (ebook)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781621898245
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12320398
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12320398
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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