By Douglas E. Thomas

ISBN-10: 078649607X

ISBN-13: 9780786496075

African conventional faith incorporates a number of non-dogmatic, non secular practices by way of thousands all over the world. a few students argue it really is regarding the Nubian faith of Egypt’s Dynastic interval. In an elevated moment variation, this ebook examines the character of African conventional faith and describes universal attributes of varied cultural trust platforms, with an emphasis on West Africa. critical components studied contain sacrifice, salvation and tradition, modes of revelation, divination, and African resilience within the face of invasion and colonization. The spiritual reviews of black humans during the Americas also are lined. the writer unearths the cosmology, symbolism and rituals of the Yoruba tradition to be the elemental bases of African conventional faith, and attracts similarities among the oral and written literature of West Africans and that of latest international practitioners. The impression of Islam and Christianity can be discussed.
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