THE STRUCTURE OF AFRICAN TRADITIONAL RELIGION

1.0 INTRODUCTION The issues of the elements that are common to African Traditional Religion are without agreement. In his survey of the various positions that have been posited by foreign authors, Idowu made an analysis of Talbot, Parrinder and Rattray. Talbot advanced four main elements: polytheism, anthropomorphism, animism and ancestor worship. In Parriender’ s fourfold…

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AFRICAN TRADITIONAL RELIGION: THE QUEST FOR AN APPROPRIATE TERMINOLOGY

1.0 INTRODUCTION In this unit, you are going to focus more on the terminologies that have been erroneously used to describe African Traditional Religion. All these terminologies would be examined one after the other with the view of showing their inability to appropriately describe the religion. After  this, you will be faced with an attempt…

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