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Published by FEP International Private Limited in Accra, [Ghana] .
Written in English



  • Africa, West


  • Africa, West -- Religion.

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Edition Notes

StatementKofi Asare Opoku.
LC ClassificationsBL2465 .O66
The Physical Object
Pagination182 p. :
Number of Pages182
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4171805M
LC Control Number80154802

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Get print book. No eBook available. West African Traditional Religion. Kofi Asare Opoku. FEP International Private Limited, - Africa, West - pages. 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Contents. GOD IN WEST AFRICAN BELIEF. THE ANCESTORS. Introduction to West African traditional religion (WATR) --God in West African belief --The divinities --God and man --The rites of passage --Magic, medicine and witchcraft --God and society --Totemism and secret societies --The future of West African traditional religion. Responsibility: T.N.O. Quarcoopome. West African traditional religion. Ibadan, Nigeria: Onibonoje Press & Book Industries, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: J Ọmọṣade Awolalu; P Adelumo Dopamu.   Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. West African traditional religion by T. N. O. Quarcoopome, , African Universities Press edition, in EnglishPages:

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When we speak of African Traditional Religion, we mean the indigenous religious beliefs 1 J. S. Mbiti, African Religions and Philosophy, Heineman, , p and Frobenius who did thorough research among the Yoruba of South West Nigeria. By and large they had a much better perception of African Traditional Religion and they saw the relevance of the system of beliefs for African traditional society. The most prominent were R. S. Rattray, [14] P. A. Talbot, [15] A. B. Ellis, [16] and S. S. Farrow. [17]. 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). West and Central Africa. The West African area is important because this is where the majority of slaves departed for the New World. Hence large elements of West African, particularly Yoruba, religion (blended with Catholicism) can be found in religions such as Vodun (also known as Voodoo) (Haiti), Candomblè (Brazil) and Santeria (Carribean).