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An African"s religion

Michael Gelfand

An African"s religion

the spirit of Nyajena; case history of a Karanga people.

by Michael Gelfand

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Published by Juta in Cape Town .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa, Southern
    • Subjects:
    • Karanga (African people),
    • Africa, Southern -- Religion.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliographical footnotes.

      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGN470 .G4
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 135 p.
      Number of Pages135
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5527014M
      LC Control Number67000851

      Akan Doctrine of God ( A Fragment of Gold Coast Ethnics and Religion (Library of African Study) James A. Hansen-Quartey The Voice of the Enemy: Overcoming Satan's .   “Christianity was a double-edged sword [for African-Americans],” says Dr. Lawrence H. Mamiya, Professor of Religion and Africana Studies at Vassar College and .

      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. Kenyan, Christian, Queer. Religion, LGBT Activism, and Arts of Resistance in Africa. Adriaan van Klinken “This book offers an important intervention in demonstrating that LGBT activism in Africa—indeed, in Kenya itself and even solely in Nairobi—is complex, varied, and both richer and more robust than it is typically made out to : Adriaan Van Klinken.

      AFRICAN AMERICAN RELIGIONS: AN OVERVIEW. African American religions can be studied analytically and historically. Since American religion is a broad phenomenon, the term African American religion must be defined. Although Christianity is the predominant African American religion in the New World and blacks have joined every major Christian denomination, they also practice other faiths such . Blending religious scholarship with the firsthand impressions of an initiate, first-time author Murphy offers a fascinating introduction to Santeria, the mysterious religion brought to the New World by African slaves. Between the 18th and 19th centuries, an estimated half-million Africans made the slave passage to the New World. The majority who landed in Cuba were Yoruba, members of what was.


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