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  • Author:
    John S. Mbiti
  • ISBN:
    0435895915
  • ISBN13:
    978-0435895914
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    Heinemann; 2nd Revised & enlarged edition (1990)
  • Pages:
    288 pages
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Canon Professor John Mbiti, an Anglican priest from Kenya, taught Theology and Religion for many years at. .

Canon Professor John Mbiti, an Anglican priest from Kenya, taught Theology and Religion for many years at Makerere University in Uganda. After that he served as Director of the Ecumenical Institute Bossey, of the World Council of Churches near Geneva, Switzerland. He has been visiting professor at many universities in Europe, America, Canada and Australia and has travelled widely in many countries.

African Religions & Philosophy book. Mbiti adds a new "African Religions and Philosophy" is a systematic study of the attitudes of mind and belief that have evolved in the many societies of Africa.

African religions and philosophy. some content may be lost due to the binding of the book. byMbiti, John S. Publication date 1970. Topics Philosophy, African. PublisherGarden City, . Collectioninlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana. Digitizing sponsorInternet Archive. ContributorInternet Archive. CameraCanon EOS 5D Mark II. CityGarden City, . rn:oclc:record:1024158266.

African religions & philosophy. by. Mbiti, John S. Publication date. Oxford ; Portsmouth, . Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

African Religions and Philosophy" is a systematic study of the attitudes of mind and belief that have evolved in the . Mbiti adds a new dimension to the understanding of the history, thinking, and life throughout the African continent.

African Religions and Philosophy" is a systematic study of the attitudes of mind and belief that have evolved in the many societies of Africa.

Mbiti's seminal book, African Religions and Philosophy (1969), was the first work to challenge Christian assumption that traditional African religious ideas were "demonic and anti-Christian". His sympathetic treatment of traditional religions was based on massive field work  . Mbiti returned to Makerere University, where he taught African traditional religion from 1964 to 1974. While he was here he wrote his first book, African Religions and Philosophy (1969)

African Religions and Philosophy" is a systematic study of the attitudes of mind and belief that have evolved in the .

John Mbiti was born in Kitui, Kenya, and received his education in Africa and abroad. As a philosopher and Christian theologian, Mbiti became one of the early African authorities on African religions. Trained as an Anglican priest, he went on to be both professor and parish minister in Switzerland, where he later settled. Using his philosophical skills, he focuses on deriving a representation of a coherent philosophical worldview from the indigenous traditions

The assumption is made that the concept of time is basic to the understanding of African religions such as Christianity and Islam are briefly discussed in their African context.

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.


Munigrinn
To say the truth, I was expecting a bit more from this work. The work is good, but it is way more simple than I thought it would be. It lacks references and is written in a very simple language. I give it 4 stars as it is a good introduction to African Religion and I don't blame the author for my expectations. I still recommend the work for anyone interested on the subject since it is a good read and presents a simple and synthetic approach to the religious beliefs of African cultures. It was worth it.
Bloodhammer
Must have for budding library
Androwyn
Offers an African perspective on African thought;connects the past with the present and future compared to Western categorizing each as separate
Frostdefender
I got what I needed. The author addresses revelant concerns on African Religions.
Bloodfire
I like the text. The book is filled with many things that i had never thought of before. It is amazing how some take rain for granted. Yet, some rejoice when it rains.
Humin
Great buy!!
Downloaded
This is one of the best books I've read.
This is a classic of African Anthropology which deserves attention if we want to understand certain African traditions. On the other hand, globalisation is catching up with African people as well and we would need some new studies about the current situation.