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Published by Orbis Books in Maryknoll, N.Y .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Akan (African people) -- Religion.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementRobert B. Fisher.
SeriesFaith meets faith
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBL2480.A4 F57 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 198 p. :
Number of Pages198
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL700693M
ISBN 10157075165X
LC Control Number97048998

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Because of the African religions' dependence on oral stories, doctrine tends to be more flexible, changing in accordance to the immediate needs of religious followers. The core philosophy of African religions is formed by narratives about the creation of the universe (cosmogony) and the nature and structure of the world (cosmology). For more information on New World African-derived religions, refer to the The Santeria page at Ontario Consultants for Religious Tolerance. Myths of Ífè by John Wyndham [] Notes on the Folklore of the Fjort by R. E. Dennett [] Storytelling from the Congo, a key source for West African folklore. At the Back of the Black Man's Mind. Pestles against mortars, axes against wood, the rattling of loom shuttles, and the gasps of billows all set the tempo, the cadenced backdrop, for traditional West African music. And its Culture 14 September The West African Mask. As sculptural, aesthetic, and museum-worthy that the mask may be, it cannot, and was never meant to, stand. Fisher, Robert B. West Ahan Religious Traditions: Focus on the Akan of Ghana. Maryknell, NY: Orbis, xv i+ pp. Paperback, $ Robert Fisher, professor of ethics at Prairie View A & M University, gained an interest in African reborn traditions while living among the Akan in Ghana. In this.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Fisher, Robert B., West African religious traditions. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, © (OCoLC) The book does an admirable job in historicizing the traditions, but because it covers so much ground the reader is fed no more than a few morsels on particular religious expressions. In Chap ‘Powers embodied’, there is just one page on Bori and half a page on Zar; while Chap ‘Royals, Priests and Prophets’, offers just one. INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN TRADITIONAL RELIGION. Welcome to the summary lecture of African Traditional Religions. This is a 3-hour summary lecture on the basic components of African Traditional Religions. The purpose of this is to help to orient a person who would like to work in the context of Africa.   West African Religious Traditions provides a unique and accessible way for readers to understand the dynamics and structures of traditional African religion, and to see its resonances in African-American religious life today. Focusing on the Akan of Ghana, this book is Pages: