Encyclopedia of African Religion

Encyclopedia of African Religion

Molefi Kete Asante


"Numerous titles targeting specific ideals in Africa exist, together with Marcel Griaule's Conversations with Ogotemmeli, yet this one offers an unparallelled exploration of a mess of cultures and experiences. It is either a gateway to deeper exploration and a penetrating source by itself. this can be certain to turn into the definitive scholarly source on African religions."
Library magazine, Starred Review

"Overall, as a result of its singular concentration, reliability, and scope, this encyclopedia will turn out useful the place there's huge curiosity in Africa or in numerous non secular traditions."
Library Journal

As the 1st complete paintings to gather rules, ideas, discourses, and huge essays during this important region, the Encyclopedia of African faith explores such themes as deities and divinities, the character of humanity, the tip of lifestyles, the conquest of worry, and the search for attainment of concord with nature and different people. Editors Molefi Kete Asante and Ama Mazama contain approximately 500 entries that search to rediscover the unique attractiveness and majesty of African faith.

Features

· bargains the simplest illustration up to now of the African reaction to the sacred

· is helping readers clutch the enormity of Africa's contribution to spiritual rules through providing richly textured suggestions of spirituality, ritual, and initiation whereas at the same time advancing new theological different types, cosmological narratives, and how one can conceptualize moral behavior

· presents readers with new metaphors, figures of speech, modes of reasoning, etymologies, analogies, and cosmogonies

· unearths the complexity, texture, and rhythms of the African spiritual culture to supply students with a baseline for destiny works

The Encyclopedia of African faith is meant for undergraduate and graduate scholars in fields equivalent to faith, Africana reviews, Sociology, and Philosophy.

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