ANTB05H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Religion In Africa, Rationality, Kikuyu People

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24 Apr 2013
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African modes of thought: imply homogeneity would be flawed. African beliefs, ritual practices and worldviews/philosophies vary considerably such that any attemp to. A single story is assigned to each country/culture/religion. No single body of religious beliefs and practices can be identified as african. It is possible, however, to identify similarities in worldviews and ritual processes ascross geographic and ethnic boundaries . Most african religions believe in a creator; one creator. There are a variety of origin myths that recount how he created the world and then withdrew to the heavens - eg the kikuyu, dogon myth of creation. Most african conceptions of the non-human world is populated by various secondary divinities who serve as intermediaries between the living and the supreme deity. It is usual in these myths as how the wo rld as come to be,

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