African Religions and Philosophy

Author(s):John S. Mbiti
ISBN: 9780435895914
Subject: Literature
Grade(s): Grade 10,Grade 11,Grade 12
Language: English

Making use of his reading in African languages, English, French and German, Mbiti successfully adds a new dimension to the understanding of the history, thinking and life throughout the African continent. The subject is approached from an African point of view but it is as accessible to those who have grown up in an African society. The assumption is made that the concept of time is basic to the understanding of African religions, such as Christianity and Islam. Since its first publication, this book has become acknowledged as the standard work in this field of study, and it is essential reading for anyone concerned with African religion, history, philosophy, anthropology or general African studies.