"Fairly a number of titles specializing in particular beliefs in Africa exist, along with Marcel Griaule's Conversations with Ogotemmeli, nevertheless this one presents an unparallelled exploration of a multitude of cultures and experiences. It is every a gateway to deeper exploration and a penetrating helpful useful resource by itself. That’s positive to show into the definitive scholarly helpful useful resource on African religions."
— Library Journal, Starred Evaluation
"Common, consequently of of its singular focus, reliability, and scope, this encyclopedia will present invaluable the place there’s considerable curiosity in Africa or in a number of religious traditions."
As the first full work to assemble ideas, concepts, discourses, and in depth essays on this essential area, the Encyclopedia of African Religion explores such topics as deities and divinities, the character of humanity, the highest of life, the conquest of fear, and the seek for attainment of harmony with nature and totally different individuals. Editors Molefi Kete Asante and Ama Mazama embrace virtually 500 entries that search to rediscover the distinctive magnificence and majesty of African religion.
· Provides the simplest illustration to date of the African response to the sacred
· Helps readers grasp the enormity of Africa's contribution to religious ideas by presenting richly textured concepts of spirituality, ritual, and initiation whereas concurrently advancing new theological courses, cosmological narratives, and strategies to conceptualize ethical conduct
· Provides readers with new metaphors, figures of speech, modes of reasoning, etymologies, analogies, and cosmogonies
· Reveals the complexity, texture, and rhythms of the African religious customized to supply college students with a baseline for future works
The Encyclopedia of African Religion is supposed for undergraduate and graduate school college students in fields similar to Religion, Africana Analysis, Sociology, and Philosophy.