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West African religious traditions

focus on the Akan of Ghana

by Robert B. Fisher

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Published by Orbis Books in Maryknoll, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Akan (African people) -- Religion.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementRobert B. Fisher.
    SeriesFaith meets faith
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL2480.A4 F57 1998
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 198 p. :
    Number of Pages198
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL700693M
    ISBN 10157075165X
    LC Control Number97048998


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Book Review by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat. Twitter Facebook Link Print. Share. This paperback is part of the Orbis "Faith Meets Faith Series" designed to spur interfaith dialogue. 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.

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Maryknell, NY: Orbis, xv i+ pp. Paperback, $ Robert Fisher, professor of ethics at Prairie View A & M University, gained an interest in African reborn traditions while living among the Akan in Ghana. In this. basic text on west african traditional religion Download basic text on west african traditional religion or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format.

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GOD IN WEST AFRICAN BELIEF. An inspiring exploration of the goddesses of the West African spiritual traditions and their role in shaping Yoruba (Ifa), Santeria, Haitian Vodoun, and New Orleans hout Africa and beyond in the diaspora caused by the slave trade, the divine feminine was revered in the forms of goddesses like the ancient Nana Buluku, water spirits like Yemaya, Oshun, and Mami Wata, and the.

The African continent is home to more than 6, different ethnic and cultural groups, each with its own religious traditions. Yet these many traditions have much in common, including an almost universal belief in a supreme being, a close interconnection between the sacred and nonsacred, and a reliance on oral tradition to transmit teachings and beliefs down through the generations.

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retained a low social status, but in many respects slavery in West African societies functioned as a means of assimilation. Religion There were two religious traditions in fifteenth-century West Africa: Islamic and indigenous. Islam, which was introduced into West Africa by Arab traders and took root first in the Sudanese empires, was most preva-File Size: KB.

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Christianity came first to the continent of Africa in the 1st or early 2nd century AD. Oral tradition says the first Muslims appeared while the prophet Mohammed was still alive (he died in   This book presents a unique multidisciplinary exploration of African traditions in the study of religion in Africa and the new African diaspora.

The book is structured under three main sections - Emerging trends in the teaching of African Religions; Indigenous Thought and Spirituality; and Christianity, Hinduism and : Bolaji Bateye.

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Working the Spirit: Ceremonies of the African Diaspora. Boston: Beacon Press, A modern anthropological study comparing Santeria, Candomblé, Vodou, Obeah and the black church in America. The book examines similarities in the ceremonies, rituals and traditions of. By J. Lorand Matory Some of the most important religions of the African diaspora developed in Cuba and Brazil, where millions of captives from the West African Bight of Benin were forcibly resettled in the 19th century.

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(a) Afrikania Missions (Ghana) (b) Godianism (Nigeria) (c) The future of West African Traditional Religion.