African Religions & Philosophy
"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 religions.
Mbiti adds a new dimension to the understanding of the history, thinking, and life throughout the African continent. 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.
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The classic on the topic, written by an African. Very in depth and informative and insightful. Covers a lot of ground and compares the commonalities, while also noting differences. Read full review
Mbiti's work on African Religion must be compended, his writes from the heart and speaks to the soul. Mmatheo Motsisi, Johannesburg South Africa
THE STUDY OF AFRICAN RELIGIONS
UNDERSTANDING AND INTERPRETATION
c The concept of past present and future
h Discovering or extending the future dimension of time
THE WORKS OF GOD
d The governing work of God
THE WORSHIP OF GOD
SPIRITUAL BEINGS SPIRITS AND THE LIVINGDEAD
MARRIAGE AND PROCREATION
DEATH AND THE HEREAFTER
MEDICINEMEN RAINMAKERS KINGS
MYSTICAL POWER MAGIC WITCHCRAFT
THE CONCEPTS OF EVIL ETHICS AND JUSTICE
CHANGING MAN AND HIS PROBLEMS
CHRISTIANITY ISLAM AND OTHER RELIGIONS
THE SEARCH FOR NEW VALUES IDENTITY