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Symbolism in African traditional religion

Michael Y. Nabofa

Symbolism in African traditional religion

by Michael Y. Nabofa

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Published by Paperback Publishers in Ibadan .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
    • Subjects:
    • Symbolism.,
    • Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Religion.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 80-90) and index.

      Other titlesSymbolism in A.T.R.
      StatementMichael Y. Nabofa.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsBL2462.5 .N335 1994
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiii, 98 p. :
      Number of Pages98
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL753574M
      ISBN 109782432504
      LC Control Number97148552
      OCLC/WorldCa35233711

      South Africa has many different religions. African traditional religion and the religion of the San people come Africa, but other religions such as Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism, were brought to South Africa by people from Europe and Asia. INDIGENOUS RELIGIONS OF AFRICA. African Traditional Religion is all about, basically by sampling the opinions of different scholars in this regard. First, it begins by a study of the meaning of religion, which itself is enigmatic and ), religion is: A system of symbols which act to establish powerful, pervasion and long lasting moods and motivations in men by File Size: KB.

        This book highlights and discusses the common elements which introduce African Traditional Religion as one unified religion and not a collection of religions. The major focus of the book is discussing the need for studying ATR in twenty-first-century Africa whereby globalization and multi-culture are prominent phenomena. Each of the African tribes have different religious symbols that were valued. You can find some of these symbols by looking online.

        It is necessary to have the perception of the basic concept of the word “conflict” before exploring the extensive area of conflicts between African Traditional Religion and Christianity. Conflict is a reality. It does not exist in a vacuum or up there in the blues but among humans. It is unavoidable in human by: 4. The concept of God, divinities and spirits in African traditional religious ontology has been a controversial and misunderstood concept. Various factors led to this controversy and misunderstanding, such as prejudice by Western scholars who measured African traditional religious concept with Christianity. OtherFile Size: KB.


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Are you an author. Author: Michael Y Nabofa. Focusing primarily on traditional African religions and their related myths, rituals, authorities, ethics, and artwork, the book also includes substantial treatment on nationalism, African Islam and Christianity.

For anyone who wants to gain an understanding of the relationship between African religion and by: 0Reviews. This book presents a portrait of African religious history framed in the religious themes common to the rest of the world. It looks at the traditional religions that provided the philosophical, religious, and ethical basis of African culture.

Focusing primarily on traditional African religions and their related myths, rituals, authorities, ethics, and artwork, the book also includes substantial treatment on nationalism, African Islam. This section has texts on the traditional spirituality of Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as their descendants in the New World.

Finding books about African religion and spiritual beliefs in the public domain was not difficult. These books have a great amount of useful information on this topic, some of it written before colonialism destroyed or.

In African traditional religions the sense of time is often described in cyclical rather than linear imagery. 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.

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.

RITUALS, SYMBOLISM AND SYMBOLS IN YORUBA TRADITIONAL RELIGIOUS THOUGHT E. Dada Adelowo* Introduction This paper' is moti~ated by' the need. to ' correct the erroneOUS observatiods, notions, assertions and pontifications of some foreign armchair investigators about. religious situations, facts and values in Africa as a Size: KB.

African Symbols. Adinkra is visual symbols, created by the Akan of Ghana and the Gyaman of Cote d’Ivoire in West Africa, that represent concepts or aphorisms. Adinkra is used on fabric, walls, in pottery, woodcarvings, and logos.

Fabric adinkra is often made by woodcut sign writing as. Religious Elements in African American Magic,” in Religion and American Culture 7, no. 2, Summer © by the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture. Reprinted by permission of the University of California Press.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in. African Traditional Religion. This paper examines the concept and philosophy of African Traditional Religion from the viewpoint of Africans. It presents the worldview, philosophical nature and foundation of African Traditional Religion.

It also shows that the worship of God in African Traditional Religion is through sacrifices, offerings. Religion enters into every aspect of the life of the Africans and it cannot be studied in isolation.

Its study has to go hand-in- hand with the study of the people who practise the religion. When we speak of African Traditional Religion, we mean the indigenous religious beliefs and practices of the Africans.

Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, and the Ivory Coast—African religion is the majority religion. In Sierra Leone, Botswana, and Burkina Faso more than 33 percent follow African religion, although it is not the religion of the majority.

These figures represent peo-ple who primarily follow African traditional religion. ATR (African Traditional Religion) Introduction Three religions dominates African continent: ATR, Islam and Christianity. African Traditional Religion has grown out of the African soil. It is not brought from outside.

It is best distinguished as ATR. It is described as the product of thinking and experience of African forefathers and mothers ofFile Size: KB. The traditional African understanding and the interpretation of Christianity have deep roots in these fundamental beliefs of the African traditional religions.

This belief, just as in the case of the previous one, has a theological basis – the plurality of divinities (polytheism).

Symbolic representation is not peculiar to African Traditional Religion. It is found in most religions. It is used principally to aid man’s perception and concentration and to remind the worshipper of the divine presence.

If this is the object of the symbol, it must be wrong to describe it as an idol. The best books on African Religion and Witchcraft It deals with African religion as related to the reality and the life of a particular people.

These religions are embedded in that particular way of life, such that you can’t induct other people into the religions, they are local in every sense. pioneered the study of symbolism in the. The relationship between the sacred and nature has lately received considerable attention in the study of indigenous traditions.

Drawing upon my fieldwork, my own life situation as a twin in the Yoruba community of Nigeria, and several ethnographic sources, the article examines the religious and symbolic significance of animals in African society and by: The Heritage Of The Mouth: Oral Sources And The Study Of African Traditional Religion George I.K.

Tasie (University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria). ABSTRACT: This paper primarily addresses the controversy among scholars on whether oral traditions such as myths, songs, wise sayings, incantations, invocations, legends, etc.

constitute sources to File Size: KB. The traditional African religions (or traditional beliefs and practices of African people) are a set of highly diverse beliefs that includes various ethnic religions. Generally, these traditions are oral rather than scriptural, [2] [3] include belief in an amount of higher and lower gods, sometimes including a supreme creator, belief in spirits, veneration of the dead, use of magic and traditional African medicine.

Yoonir is a religious symbolism in the traditional faith of the Serer people. It symbolizes the universe as well as the Serer people. It symbolizes the universe as well as the Serer people.

In the Serer worldview, it represents good fortune and destiny and was used by Serer illiterates to sign their names. conversions of the indigenous people, mainly, from African Traditional Religion (ATR) to the two mission religions.

The religious beliefs, practices and the provision of social services of these immigrant religions have impacted on the religious and cultural life of the traditional communities.This book highlights and discusses the common elements which introduce African Traditional Religion as one unified religion and not a collection of religions.

The major focus of the book is discussing the need for studying ATR in twenty-first-century Africa whereby globalization and multi-culture are prominent phenomena.Religious Symbols Religious symbolism is the use of symbols, including archetypes, acts, artwork, events, or natural phenomena, by a religion.

Religions view religious texts, rituals, and works of art as symbols of compelling ideas or ideals.