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The Resource African religions : beliefs and practices through history, Douglas Thomas and Temilola Alanamu, editors

African religions : beliefs and practices through history, Douglas Thomas and Temilola Alanamu, editors

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African religions : beliefs and practices through history
Title
African religions
Title remainder
beliefs and practices through history
Statement of responsibility
Douglas Thomas and Temilola Alanamu, editors
Creator
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Africa is an ancient land with a significant presence in world history--especially regarding the history of the United States, given the ethnic origins of a substantial proportion of the nation's population. This book presents a broad range of information about the diverse religious beliefs of Africa that serves to describe the beliefs, practices, deities, sacred places, and creation stories of African religions. Readers will learn about key forms of spiritual practices and experiences, such as incantations and prayer, dance as worship, and spirit possession, all of which pepper African American religious experiences today. The entries also discuss central tenets of the African worldview--for example, the belief that humankind is not to fight nature, but to integrate into the natural environment. This volume is specifically written to be highly accessible to students. It provides a much-needed source of connections between the religious traditions and practices of African Americans and those of the people of the continent of Africa. Through these connections, this work will inspire tolerance of other religions, traditions, and backgrounds. The included selection of primary documents provides users first-hand accounts of African religious beliefs and practices, serving to promote critical thinking skills and support Common Core State Standards"--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
African religions (ABC-Clio Information Services)
Dewey number
200.96
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2400
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Thomas, Douglas
  • Alanamu, Temilola
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  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Religion
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Africa
Label
African religions : beliefs and practices through history, Douglas Thomas and Temilola Alanamu, editors
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1041194025
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 284 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610697521
Lccn
2018028437
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ad68fc6a-5484-4dd7-8832-8cd25e2f4bc9
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1041194025
Label
African religions : beliefs and practices through history, Douglas Thomas and Temilola Alanamu, editors
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1041194025
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 284 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610697521
Lccn
2018028437
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ad68fc6a-5484-4dd7-8832-8cd25e2f4bc9
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1041194025

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