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African Religion Defined

African Religion Defined Author Anthony Ephirim-Donkor
ISBN-10 9780761868453
Release 2016-11-15
Pages 266
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This edition updates the scholarship on ancestor worship—with the addition of three new chapters. The book serves as an invaluable resource for those interested in African religion and symbolic representation and praxis of ancestor worship. The study examines Akan conception of God, the abosom, religious symbols, and annual festivities.

African Spirituality

African Spirituality Author Anthony Ephirim-Donkor
ISBN-10 0761854673
Release 2011
Pages 185
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Dr. Ephirim-Donkor thoughtfully explores the spirituality of the Akan people in Ghana and their quest to achieve ancestorhood in heaven (Samanadzie) and eldership on earth (Wiadzie). This revised edition reflects years of additional research, with newer and deeper insights on the vast subject of African spirituality.

African Personality and Spirituality

African Personality and Spirituality Author Anthony Ephirim-Donkor
ISBN-10 9781498521239
Release 2015-12-17
Pages 210
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There is a divine pronouncement among the Akan that all human beings are children of God (Nana Nyame), none a child of the earth (mother); meaning that human beings are spiritual in origin, descending directly from God via the Abosom (gods and goddesses). Every person then has a deity as father (Ᾱgya-bosom), recognition of which existentially enables a person to fulfil one’s career or professional blueprint (Nkrabea). Intrinsically, therefore, human beings embody the very essence of the Abosom, which manifests itself behaviorally and psychologically in a manner identical to those of the gods and goddesses. African Personality and Spirituality: The Role of Abosom and Human Essence therefore addresses ultimate existential concerns of the Akan, revealing the essence of the primeval gods and goddesses and how they transform themselves into human beings, as well as the psychology of personality characteristic attributes, the phenomenon of spirit alightment, and other manifestations of the gods and goddesses, and the imperative of ethical existence and generativity (Ↄbra bᴐ) as basis of eternal life.

Akan Protocol

Akan Protocol Author Nana Akua Kyerewaa Opokuwaa
ISBN-10 9780595348503
Release 2005
Pages 160
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This book begins your exploration of the culture and traditions of the Akans of Ghana, West Africa. It introduces the reader to the lifestyle of the traditional Akans living in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Togo, and other West African Countries. Little has been written on the Akan culture and spirituality especially in the style and with the sensitivity of this author. The reader gets a glimpse of the traditional life of the Akan with its protocols, hospitality, and embedded cultural spirituality. This is a user friendly guide to anyone seeking knowledge on the culture and/or spirituality of the Akans. The author has spent more than 15 years traveling throughout Ghana, observing and participating in cultural activities as well as studying day-to-day life. Additionally, the Author has spent many years interviewing practitioners of traditional Akan customs and rituals in Ghana. This book is a must read for social workers, psychologists, professors, teachers, and students. It is a great reference guide for those who plan to travel to Ghana and other parts of West Africa. Akan Protocol is infused with stories of interest and humor that will place you in the heart of Ghana, West Africa with Nana Kyerewaa.

Spirit of the Ancestors

Spirit of the Ancestors Author Susan Schuster Campbell
ISBN-10 0940985373
Release 2002
Pages 104
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This book explores modern problems using a beautifully simple window to our inner truths. Westerners who never traveled to Africa, or in some cases had no particular interest in African culture.

Akan Doctrine of God 194 CB

Akan Doctrine of God  194 CB Author J B Danquah
ISBN-10 1138966428
Release 2016-11-30
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First Published in 1968. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion

Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion Author Chad Meister
ISBN-10 9781136696855
Release 2013-01-17
Pages 848
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The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion, Second edition is an indispensable guide and reference source to the major themes, movements, debates and topics in philosophy of religion. Considerably expanded for the second edition, over seventy entries from a team of renowned international contributors are organized into nine clear parts: philosophical issues in world religions key figures in philosophy of religion religious diversity the theistic conception of God arguments for the existence of God arguments against the existence of God philosophical theology Christian theism recent topics in philosophy of religion. Covering key world religions including Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam, and key figures such as Augustine, Aquinas and Kierkegaard, the Companion explores the central topics in theism such as the ontological, cosmological and teleological arguments for God’s existence. Three final parts consider Catholicism, Protestantism, Eastern orthodoxy and current debates including phenomenology, reformed epistemology, religious experience, and religion and science, making the Companion as a whole essential reading for students of philosophy or religion, and suitable for anyone coming to the subject for the first time. This second edition includes new chapters on Blaise Pascal, Baruch Spinoza, Interreligious Dialogue, Death and the Afterlife, Incorporeality, Religion and Global Ethics, New Religious Movements, Religion and the Environment, and Religion and Film.

Encyclopedia of African Religion

Encyclopedia of African Religion Author Molefi Kete Asante
ISBN-10 9781412936361
Release 2009
Pages 866
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Collects almost five hundred entries that cover the African response to spirituality, taboos, ethics, sacred space, and objects.

The Making of an African King

The Making of an African King Author Anthony Ephirim-Donkor
ISBN-10 9780761847793
Release 2009-08-04
Pages 238
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This book is a study examining the causes of the kingship internecine struggle among the Effutu by exploring the two traditional systems of succession, the patrilineal and the matrilineal among the Effutu (Awutu-abe), and how best to end political violence.

Creole Religions of the Caribbean

Creole Religions of the Caribbean Author Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert
ISBN-10 9780814762578
Release 2011-07-11
Pages 324
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Creolization—the coming together of diverse beliefs and practices to form new beliefs and practices-is one of the most significant phenomena in Caribbean religious history. Brought together in the crucible of the sugar plantation, Caribbean peoples drew on the variants of Christianity brought by European colonizers, as well as on African religious and healing traditions and the remnants of Amerindian practices, to fashion new systems of belief. Creole Religions of the Caribbean offers a comprehensive introduction to the syncretic religions that have developed in the region. From Vodou, Santería, Regla de Palo, the Abakuá Secret Society, and Obeah to Quimbois and Espiritismo, the volume traces the historical-cultural origins of the major Creole religions, as well as the newer traditions such as Pocomania and Rastafarianism. Chapters devoted to specific traditions trace their history, their pantheons and major rituals, and their current-day expressions in the Caribbean and in the diaspora. The volume also provides a general historical background of the Caribbean region. Creole Religions of the Caribbean is the first text to provide a study of the Creole religions of the Caribbean and will be an indispensable guide to the development of these rich religious traditions and practices. With 23 black and white illustrations

Mark of Voodoo

Mark of Voodoo Author Sharon Caulder
ISBN-10 0738701831
Release 2002
Pages 420
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Caulder writes of the links between her heritage, her spirituality and the practices of Voodoo and Shamanism. color photos.


Africans Author John Iliffe
ISBN-10 0521484227
Release 1995-08-25
Pages 323
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This history of Africa from the origins of mankind to the South African general election of 1994 refocuses African history on the peopling of an environmentally hostile continent. The social, economic and political institutions of the African continent were designed to ensure survival and maximize numbers, but in the context of medical progress and other twentieth-century innovations these institutions have bred the most rapid population growth the world has ever seen. The history of the continent is thus a single story binding living Africans to the earliest human ancestors.

Managing the Environmental Crisis in Ghana

Managing the Environmental Crisis in Ghana Author Samuel Awuah-Nyamekye
ISBN-10 9781443871327
Release 2014-11-19
Pages 210
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Due to the strong inroads that Western scientism and Western Christianity have made in Africa as a result of colonialism, post-colonial African governments have tended to rely solely on Western scientific conservation epistemologies and models to the neglect of those of the Indigenous African peoples in addressing their environmental problems. However, there is enough evidence that neither modern (scientific) nor indigenous epistemologies and modes of addressing current ecological problems ar...

The Africans who Wrote the Bible

The Africans who Wrote the Bible Author Nana Banchie Darkwah
ISBN-10 097019000X
Release 2000-08
Pages 327
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The Africans who Wrote the Bible has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Africans who Wrote the Bible also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Africans who Wrote the Bible book for free.

Cocoa and Kinship in Ghana

Cocoa and Kinship in Ghana Author C. Okali
ISBN-10 9780710300416
Release 1983-01
Pages 179
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First published in 1983. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

African Religions Philosophy

African Religions   Philosophy Author John S. Mbiti
ISBN-10 0435895915
Release 1990
Pages 288
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"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.


Africanity Author Jacques Jérôme Pierre Maquet
ISBN-10 UOM:39015008519400
Release 1972
Pages 188
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Africanity has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Africanity also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Africanity book for free.