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Transition in African beliefs

Ralph E.S Tanner

Transition in African beliefs

traditional religion and Christian change : a study in Sukumaland, Tanzania, East Africa

by Ralph E.S Tanner

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Published by Maryknoll Pub. in Maryknoll, N.Y .
Written in English

  • Missions -- Tanzania,
  • Suku (African tribe) -- Religion

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRalph E.S. Tanner.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 256 p.
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14379412M

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Tanner, R.E.S. (Ralph E.S.), Transition in African beliefs. Maryknoll, N.Y., Maryknoll Publications, This book supplies fundamental information about the diverse religious beliefs of Africa, explains central tenets of the African worldview, and overviews various forms of African spiritual practices and : Hardcover.

Transition in African Beliefs; Traditional Religion and Christian Change: A study in Sukumaland, Tanzania, East Africa Ralph Esmond Spence Tanner Published by Transition in African beliefs book York Maryknoll Publications The traditional African religions (or traditional beliefs and practices of African people) are a set of highly diverse beliefs that includes various ethnic religions.

Generally, these traditions are oral rather than scriptural, include belief in an amount of higher and lower gods, sometimes including a supreme creator, belief in spirits, veneration of the dead, use of magic and traditional.

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The continuing revival of traditional African religion presents an unavoidable challenge to African Christianity. While Africans today are being exposed to modern education, traditional thought is still the source of the basic world-view of most of the people, and the growing Christian population is not exempt from this influence.

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