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The religious traditions of Africa : a history

Author: Elizabeth Allo Isichei
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2004.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Isichei, Elizabeth Allo.
Religious traditions of Africa.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2004
(DLC) 2004017542
(OCoLC)56058183
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Allo Isichei
ISBN: 031305228X 9780313052286
OCLC Number: 60035952
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 409 pages) : maps
Contents: pt. I. Religion to 600 C.E. The study of "traditional" religion ; The early church in Northern Africa. --
pt. II. Islam in Africa. The spread of Islam in Northern Africa to 1800 ; The growth of Islam in sub-Saharan Africa ; New states in Western Sudan: the nineteenth century ; Northern Africa in the nineteenth century ; Northern Africa in the Colonial Era ; Northern Africa since independence: the Islamist challenge ; West Africa since 1900. --
pt. III. Christianity in Africa since ca. 500. Christianity from ca. 500 to ca. 1800 ; Christianity in the nineteenth century ; African Christian initiatives: two case studies ; Christianity in the twentieth century: the older churches ; African initiated churches: the prophetic model ; The global and the local: neo-Pentecostalism. --
pt. IV. The changing face of "traditional" religion. Divinities ; Ancestors as divinities ; Powers embodied: the medium and the mask ; Ritual and divination ; Royals, priests, and prophets ; Mythology and proverbial wisdom ; Suffering and its interpreters.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Isichei.
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