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fundamentals of African traditional religion

Odoemene, Nnamdi Anacletus

fundamentals of African traditional religion

a key to African development

by Odoemene, Nnamdi Anacletus

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Published by Institute of Ecumenical Education, Thinker"s Corner in Enugu .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Nigeria,
  • Africa
    • Subjects:
    • Nigeria -- Religion.,
    • Africa -- Religion.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      StatementNnamdi A. Odoemene.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsBL2470.N5 O36 1988
      The Physical Object
      Pagination90 p. ;
      Number of Pages90
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1342729M
      ISBN 109782683108
      LC Control Number92228613

      Religion breaks through frontiers and in the process throws up new frontiers because religions ancient and modern, monotheist, polytheist and totemic, with their apparatus of ritual practices and internal, proprietary codes, are demarcators, markers. When religion crosses frontiers or breaks through barriers, even when it does so in the most.


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fundamentals of African traditional religion by Odoemene, Nnamdi Anacletus Download PDF EPUB FB2

INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN TRADITIONAL RELIGION. Welcome to the summary lecture of African Traditional Religions. This is a 3-hour summary lecture on the basic components of African Traditional Religions.

The purpose of this is to help to orient a person who would like to work in the context of Africa. IFA/Yoruba Fundamentals of the Yoruba Religion (Orisa Worship) - Chief FAMA.

This book provides detailed instruction of practical usage of Ifa by practitioners and non-practitioners and answers many questions with respect to "How to Pray ' the Ifa Way." The book, "The Bible" of the traditional Yoruba Religion, is 6 x 9, has pp with photographs/5(13).

"Mbiti's Introduction to African Religion gives richness, boldness, and pride to Africa's religious heritage in the face of proselytizing religions like Islam and Christianity. It adequately fills the void that confronts people (not just students) meeting African traditional religion for the first time, and addresses the true nature of the religion/5(8).

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. The African Origins of Western Civilization, Religion, and Ethics Philosophy.

Muata Ashby’s book sets the stage with discussions of Kemetic (Ancient Egyptian) civilization, and how the original teachings of the great Shepsu led to the rise of other traditions like Ayurveda on the Indian Subcontinent and, of course, Christianity.

Book Summary – African Religions and Philosophy Africa is unique among the continents. It has the longest river (Nile), the biggest desert (Sahara), and a vast wealth of natural resources. Many archeologists and other scientists argue that Africa was the birthplace of mankind.

YetFile Size: KB. "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 /5.

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.

The paper also considers the concept of evil, ethics, justice and time in African Traditional Religion. critical significance to understanding African philosophy. The specific con-cept of narrative in African philosophy and its value for cross-cultural understanding will surface often and be developed in several ways through-out the book.

What is here called cross-cultural understanding is itself a kind of compara. Religion enters into every aspect of the life of the Africans and it cannot be studied in isolation.

Its study has to go hand-in- hand with the study of the people who practise the religion. When we speak of African Traditional Religion, we mean the indigenous religious beliefs and practices of the Africans.

Review of John S. Mbiti, Introduction to African religion By Michael McKenny, 12–20 August INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN RELIGION, John S. Mbiti, Praeger, New York, This is a high school text book, and, as such, a very good basic introduction to the topic of traditional African religion.

Religion is approached from an African point of view but is as accessible to readers who belong to non-African societies as it is to those who have grown up in African nations. Since its first publication, this book has become acknowledged as the standard work in the field of study, and it is essential reading for anyone concerned with African religion, history, philosophy, anthropology or general African studies.4/5(4).

conversions of the indigenous people, mainly, from African Traditional Religion (ATR) to the two mission religions. The religious beliefs, practices and the provision of social services of these immigrant religions have impacted on the religious and cultural life of the traditional communities.

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).

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.

By and large they had a much better perception of African Traditional Religion and they saw the relevance of the system of beliefs for African traditional society. The most prominent were R.

Rattray, [14] P. Talbot, [15] A. Ellis, [16] and S. Farrow. [17]. 1 AFRICAN TRADITIONAL RELIGION 14 Nature, Fundamentals and Principles 14 The Origin of African Traditional Religion 16 Features of African Traditional Religion 18 Various Elements 19 The Place of Cult 20 Private worship 21 Public Worship 21 Documentation of African Traditional Religion African Traditional Religion: A Definition (), Omosade Awolalu in Yoruba Belief and Sacrificial Rites and John Mbiti in The Concept of God in Africa () are a few examples of postcolonial scholars of religion who have resisted and denounced colonial idea that Africans do not know God.

They counteracted various derogatory names given to AIR. Introduction to African religion User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. This revision of a standard text (LJ 7/75) provides an excellent overview of native religion in Africa. It also offers a useful and up-to-date list of books for more advanced reading, questions for Read full review4/5(3).

African Traditional Religion, mainly by the west and also by some Africans themselves who very often, out of sheer ignorance, misinformation have not bothered to know it‟s worth or importance.

It further studies the difficulties involved in this study and future of African Traditional Religion. Size: KB. Traditional African religions embrace natural phenomena – ebb and tide, waxing and waning moon, rain and drought – and the rhythmic pattern of agriculture.

According to Gottlieb and Mbiti: The environment and nature are infused in every aspect of traditional African religions and culture.

Since African Traditional religion, promotes integral development that goes beyond mere economic globalization, this paper defends the thesis that ATR plays a very important role in the.

African culture has experienced rapid change since the colonial invasion. Contemporary African culture is a mixture of traditional elements and alien features. Local African culture was oppressed for many years by white South Africans, who find their cultural roots in.

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. Comparative Religions ATR (African Traditional Religion) Introduction Three religions dominates African continent: ATR, Islam and Christianity. African Traditional Religion has grown out of the African soil.

It is not brought from outside. It is best distinguished as Size: KB. conclude that African philosophy consists in speculative, conceptual and analytical as well as the critical examination of the African traditional thought in the light of contemporary global events.

Perspectives on African philosophy: According to Paulin J. Hountondji, philosophy can be regarded as the most self-conscious of by: 9. RITUALS, SYMBOLISM AND SYMBOLS IN YORUBA TRADITIONAL RELIGIOUS THOUGHT E. Dada Adelowo* Introduction This paper' is moti~ated by' the need.

to ' correct the erroneOUS observatiods, notions, assertions and pontifications of some foreign armchair investigators about. religious situations, facts and values in Africa as a Size: KB. African Traditional Religion by Parrinder, Geoffrey and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Table 31 reports on the religious affiliation of the SouthAfrican population.

In a majority (%) of South Africans described their religious affiliation as ‘Christian’; this is an increase from the % that was reported in the census. Ancestral or traditional African religions are practised by 5 % South Africa.

TABLE 3: N %Cited by: 5. Africa by Europeans and Arabs modified Africa to some extent, several writers maintain that the philosophical integrity of traditional Africa has survived among continental Africans. Africa has survived long enough to render Africans a distinct African ethos (Mazrui, ; Mbiti, ).

Investigators, especially, foreign, should therefore learn to project African Traditional Religion as the Africans themselves say it in their language, culture and all.

This study will now look at four examples within the Yorùbá traditional religious setting as illustrations of African Traditional Religion. They are: 1. Ifa Religion is an indigenous, earth centered African spiritual tradition which was conceptualized by the Yoruba people of Nigeria, West Africa.

According to oral literature, the practice of Ifa originated as far back as eight thousand years ago. Therefore, the Ifa Religion may indeed be the oldest monotheistic religion in the world.

precipitous decline of traditional cultural pursuits in the colonies. With Africa subjugated and dominated, the Western culture and European mode of civilisation began to thrive and outgrow African cultural heritage.

Traditional African cultural practices paved the way for foreign way of doing things as Africans became fully ‘westernised’.File Size: 69KB. Christian fundamentalism began in the late 19th and early 20th centuries among British and American Protestants as a reaction to theological liberalism and cultural entalists argued that 19th-century modernist theologians had misinterpreted or rejected certain doctrines, especially biblical inerrancy, which they considered the fundamentals of the Christian faith.

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.

Revelation Through Reason: Reason in the Light of Science and Philosophy (In this book drawn from the Terry Lectures at Yale, a South African Professor of PHilosophy attempts once and for all to dispose of the putative conflict between religion and scientific thinking.).

African religions - African religions - Mythology: In African oral cultures, myths embody philosophical reflections, express values, and identify moral standards. Unlike Western mythology, African myths are not recounted as a single narrative story, nor is there any established corpus of myth.

Instead, myths are embedded and transmitted in ritual practice. It is estimated that 12 per cent of the total of African traditional religion followers are in South Africa.7 In AprilKauuova gave the figure of 17,7 per cent as the percentage of African traditional religions,8 but he did not specify whether this percentage was in relation to the total population of South Africa or in relation to the.

AFRICAN TRADITIONAL WORK ETHICS AND THE CHALLENGES OF DECENT WORK AGENDA. April 1: Collected Poems by Gabriel Okara (Nebraska University Press) Along with publishing a first book by an emerging new African poet each year, the Africa Book Fund has also committed to publishing a collected edition of “a major living African poet” each year, and this year it is Gabriel Okara, the only person who could ever be called both “the elder statesman of Nigerian literature Author: Aaron Bady.

A religion with deep political convictions, Rastafarianism began in the slums of Jamaica in the s and 30s. African religious tradition has heavily influenced the culture of Rastafarianism and biblical themes have heavily influenced the religion's belief nts: 1 million.

The continent of Africa has been home to hundreds of indigenous tribes speaking a wide variety of languages and believing a wide variety of different spiritual ideas. One certainly cannot speak of "African religion" as if it was a single, coherent set of beliefs.

The versions of these religions as they developed in the New World became known as African Diaspora : Catherine Beyer.Read this book on Questia. It is quite evident that African traditional religion plays an important role in shaping the character of African society and culturethis tradition continues to suffer from lack of acceptance and inadequate understanding of its central tenets and essence.