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African religions & philosophy

Author: John S Mbiti
Publisher: New York, Praeger [1969]
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Mbiti, John S.
African religions & philosophy.
New York, Praeger [1969]
(OCoLC)654675596
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John S Mbiti
OCLC Number: 13667
Description: xiii, 290 pages map (on lining papers) 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The study of African religions and philosophy --
The concept of time as a key to the understanding and interpretation of African religions and philosophy --
The nature of God --
The works of God --
God and nature --
The worship of God --
Spiritual beings, spirits and the living-dead --
The creation and original state of man --
Ethnic groups, kinship and the individual --
Birth and childhood --
Initiation and puberty rites --
Marriage and procreation --
Death and the hereafter --
Specialists: medicine-men, rainmakers, kings and priests --
Mystical power, magic, witchcraft and sorcery --
The concepts of evil, ethics and justice --
Changing man and his problems --
Christianity, Islam and other religions in Africa --
The search for new values, identity and security.
Other Titles: African religions and philosophy
Responsibility: [by] John S. Mbiti.

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