TRENDS IN THE STUDY OF AFRICAN TRADITIONAL RELIGION

1.0 INTRODUCTION In the previous units you have studied the general introduction to religion and a general introduction to African Traditional Religion. In this unit, you will now study the trends about the study of African Traditional Religion. 2.0 OBJECTIVES By the end of this unit you should be able to: discuss the trends in…

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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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