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Description - Encyclopedia of African Religion by Molefi Kete Asante

"African religion has increasingly captured the attention of social scientists, philosophers, and humanists as new ethical and moral issues have expanded the desire for a science of cultural knowledge capable of advancing a multidimensional portrait of humanityA s responses to environment, relationships, and uncertainty. Involving numerous theoretical and methodological approaches to the emergence of ethical, moral, and ritual ideas, the field of African religion has tended toward a unification of thought which could best be seen through comparative lenses. Exposition of the activities and concepts of the divine, the nature of humanity, the end of life, the conquest of fear, and the quest for the attainment of harmony with nature and other humans are at the center of the process of the scholarly study of African religion. " "Note that the audiences for this volume consist of undergraduates, graduate students, and the informed lay public in the United States and other parts of the world. The volume is conceived as a work that will be in every major library and many museums in the world.At the present time, there is no comparable encyclopedia, and ours should be well received in fields such as religion, Africana Studies, religion, sociology, and philosophy. "

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781412936361
ISBN-10: 1412936365
Format: Hardback
(279mm x 215mm x mm)
Pages: 920
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 26-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Molefi Kete Asante

Molefi Asante is a distinguished scholar and is best known for creating the discipline of Black Studies over 25 years ago. He is the Editor for the Journal of Black Studies (Sage) and the Encyclopedia of Black Studies (Sage Reference, 12/04 933 units, $82k LTD). His recent research has centered on the history and present developments of African religions. Mazama is an Associate Professor of African American Studies with a Ph.D. from the Sorbonne, five books and more than fifty articles. She is the co-editor o the Encyclopedia of Black Studies. Her forthcoming book will be on the Vodun religion in Haiti.

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