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eBook African Religions: Beliefs and Practices through History, 1st Edition

  • Douglas Thomas University of Southern California, Los Angeles
  • Temilola Alanamu
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  • ISBN-10: 1610697529
  • ISBN-13: 9781610697521
  • DDC: 200.96
  • 312 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released March 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019
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Overview

Africa is an ancient land with a significant presence in world history-especially regarding the history of the United States, given the ethnic origins of a substantial proportion of the nation's population. This book presents the diverse religious beliefs of Africa and describes the beliefs, practices, deities, sacred places, and creation stories of African religions. It discusses key forms of spiritual practices and experiences, such as incantation, prayer, dance as worship, and spirit possession, all of which pepper African American religious experiences today. The book provides a much-needed source of connections between the religious traditions and practices of African Americans and those on the continent of Africa, and inspires tolerance of other religions, traditions, and backgrounds. The included primary documents provide users first-hand accounts of African religious beliefs and practices, serving to promote critical thinking skills and support Common Core State Standards.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Alphabetical List of Entries.
Topical List of Entries.
Preface.
Introduction.
1: Abasi.
2: Abayudaya.
3: Abdulahi ibn Muhammad, Khalifa.
4: Abiku.
5: Abuk or Buk or Abek.
6: Achimi.
7: Adinkra.
8: Adroa, Adro, and the Adroanzi.
9: African American Baptist Traditions.
10: African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem.
11: African Methodist Episcopal Church.
12: African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church.
13: African-Initiated Churches.
14: Afrocentricity and Religion.
15: Afro-Pentecostalism.
16: Ahmadou Cheikhou Ba.
17: Aigamuxa.
18: Aje.
19: Ajok.
20: Akamba Beliefs.
21: Akan.
22: Akhenaten.
23: Akongo.
24: Aladura.
25: Allah.
26: Allen, Richard.
27: Almohad Caliphate.
28: Almoravides Caliphate.
29: Alouroua.
30: Amhara.
31: Amma.
32: Amun-Ra/Baal-Hammon.
33: Anansi.
34: Ani or Ala.
35: Anotchi.
36: Arebati.
37: Asaase-Ya.
38: Ba’al (Baal).
39: Baba, Ahmed.
40: Ba-dimo.
41: Bamalaki (Malaki Christianity).
42: Bamba Mbacké, Cheikh Ahmadou.
43: Banyakole or Nkole.
44: Banyarwandan Beliefs.
45: Baron Samedi (Voodoo/Voudou).
46: Basuto Beliefs.
47: Baule.
48: Bayanni/Babayanmi.
49: Beatriz Kimpa Vita, Dona.
50: Bello, Muhammad.
51: Beta Israel.
52: Bokar, Cerno Saalif Taal.
53: Book of the Dead.
54: Braide, Garrick Sokari Idikatima.
55: Bushongo/Bakuba Beliefs.
56: Bwiti.
57: Cagn.
58: Candit.
59: Candomblé.
60: Chi.
61: Chiuta.
62: Chiwara.
63: Church of Christ (Holiness).
64: Church of God in Christ.
65: Coker, Daniel.
66: (Colored) Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.
67: Coptic Orthodox Church.
68: Council of African Apostles.
69: Crowther, Samuel Ajayi.
70: Da or Dan.
71: Dada or Ida or Eda.
72: Damballah.
73: dan Fodio, Uthman.
74: Dinka Beliefs.
75: Dogon.
76: Dubiaku.
77: Efik Religion (Abasi, Atai, Ndem, and Ekpe).
78: Egungun.
79: Eluku.
80: Fall, Cheikh Ibra.
81: Faro.
82: Ganda or Baganda.
83: Gbekré.
84: Gelede.
85: Harris, William Wade.
86: Holy Aruosa Church.
87: Hyel.
88: Ibeji.
89: Islam.
90: Islam in East Africa.
91: Islam in Southern Africa.
92: Islam in the African Diaspora.
93: Islam in West Africa.
94: Johnson, James.
95: Jones, Charles Price.
96: Judaism.
97: Kabundungulu and Sudaki-Mbambi.
98: Kaka-Guie.
99: Kalumba (Luba).
100: Katonda.
101: Kebra Negast.
102: Khodumodumo.
103: Khoi-San Beliefs.
104: Khonvoum.
105: Khuzwane.
106: Kikuyu.
107: Kimbangu, Simon.
108: Kwoth/Nhialic.
109: Lang’o Cult.
110: Laye, Limamou.
111: Layennes.
112: Lucumi.
113: Lugbara.
114: Luo Beliefs.
115: Maba Jaakhu Ba.
116: Maghili, ‘Abd Al-Karim b. Muhammad al-.
117: Mahdi, Muhammad Ahmad ibn abd Allah al-.
118: Malik Sy, El Hajj.
119: Mamadu Lamine Dramé, El Hajj.
120: Mame Coumba Bang.
121: Mango, Alafayo Odongo.
122: Mason, Charles Harrison.
123: Mbaba Mwana Waresa.
124: Mbiti, John.
125: Mbundu Beliefs.
126: Mende Beliefs.
127: Mourides/Murides.
128: Musso-Koroni.
129: Naiteru-Kop.
130: Nana Asma’u.
131: Nana Bulukulu.
132: Nasilele.
133: Nasr Al-Din.
134: National Baptist Convention.
135: Ndriananhary.
136: Neith.
137: Ngai (Engai)/Mulungu.
138: Ngbandi Beliefs.
139: Ngewo-Wa.
140: Ngombe Beliefs.
141: Ngula.
142: Niassan Tijaniyya.
143: Nimba.
144: Nkulunkulu.
145: Nomiya Luo Church.
146: Nongqawuse.
147: Ntisikana.
148: Nyabingi Cult.
149: Nyankopn.
150: Nyingone-Mebeghe.
151: Obatala.
152: Ogun.
153: Olodumare.
154: Opong, Kwame Sampson.
155: Ori.
156: Orisa.
157: Orisa Oko.
158: Orunmila.
159: Osun.
160: Oya.
161: Pemba.
162: Poro Society.
163: Qamata.
164: Rastafarianism.
165: Roho Churches.
166: Ruwa.
167: Sande Society.
168: Sango.
169: Santeria.
170: Serrer/Seereer.
171: Shembe, Isaiah.
172: Shona Beliefs.
173: Songhai Beliefs.
174: Sopona.
175: Spiritual Baptists.
176: Sufism.
177: Suyuti, Jalal al-Din al-.
178: Thoth.
179: Tijānī, Aḥmad Al-.
180: Timbukti, Mahmud Kati (Kuti) ibn Mutaw.
181: Tore.
182: Tswana.
183: Tutu, Desmond.
184: Uhlanga.
185: ‘Umar Taal, Al-Hājj.
186: Venda.
187: Vodun/Voodoo.
188: Waaq.
189: Wele.
190: Wolof.
191: Woyengi.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Alphabetical List of Entries.
Topical List of Entries.
Preface.
Introduction.
1: Abasi.
2: Abayudaya.
3: Abdulahi ibn Muhammad, Khalifa.
4: Abiku.
5: Abuk or Buk or Abek.
6: Achimi.
7: Adinkra.
8: Adroa, Adro, and the Adroanzi.
9: African American Baptist Traditions.
10: African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem.
11: African Methodist Episcopal Church.
12: African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church.
13: African-Initiated Churches.
14: Afrocentricity and Religion.
15: Afro-Pentecostalism.
16: Ahmadou Cheikhou Ba.
17: Aigamuxa.
18: Aje.
19: Ajok.
20: Akamba Beliefs.
21: Akan.
22: Akhenaten.
23: Akongo.
24: Aladura.
25: Allah.
26: Allen, Richard.
27: Almohad Caliphate.
28: Almoravides Caliphate.
29: Alouroua.
30: Amhara.
31: Amma.
32: Amun-Ra/Baal-Hammon.
33: Anansi.
34: Ani or Ala.
35: Anotchi.
36: Arebati.
37: Asaase-Ya.
38: Ba’al (Baal).
39: Baba, Ahmed.
40: Ba-dimo.
41: Bamalaki (Malaki Christianity).
42: Bamba Mbacké, Cheikh Ahmadou.
43: Banyakole or Nkole.
44: Banyarwandan Beliefs.
45: Baron Samedi (Voodoo/Voudou).
46: Basuto Beliefs.
47: Baule.
48: Bayanni/Babayanmi.
49: Beatriz Kimpa Vita, Dona.
50: Bello, Muhammad.
51: Beta Israel.
52: Bokar, Cerno Saalif Taal.
53: Book of the Dead.
54: Braide, Garrick Sokari Idikatima.
55: Bushongo/Bakuba Beliefs.
56: Bwiti.
57: Cagn.
58: Candit.
59: Candomblé.
60: Chi.
61: Chiuta.
62: Chiwara.
63: Church of Christ (Holiness).
64: Church of God in Christ.
65: Coker, Daniel.
66: (Colored) Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.
67: Coptic Orthodox Church.
68: Council of African Apostles.
69: Crowther, Samuel Ajayi.
70: Da or Dan.
71: Dada or Ida or Eda.
72: Damballah.
73: dan Fodio, Uthman.
74: Dinka Beliefs.
75: Dogon.
76: Dubiaku.
77: Efik Religion (Abasi, Atai, Ndem, and Ekpe).
78: Egungun.
79: Eluku.
80: Fall, Cheikh Ibra.
81: Faro.
82: Ganda or Baganda.
83: Gbekré.
84: Gelede.
85: Harris, William Wade.
86: Holy Aruosa Church.
87: Hyel.
88: Ibeji.
89: Islam.
90: Islam in East Africa.
91: Islam in Southern Africa.
92: Islam in the African Diaspora.
93: Islam in West Africa.
94: Johnson, James.
95: Jones, Charles Price.
96: Judaism.
97: Kabundungulu and Sudaki-Mbambi.
98: Kaka-Guie.
99: Kalumba (Luba).
100: Katonda.
101: Kebra Negast.
102: Khodumodumo.
103: Khoi-San Beliefs.
104: Khonvoum.
105: Khuzwane.
106: Kikuyu.
107: Kimbangu, Simon.
108: Kwoth/Nhialic.
109: Lang’o Cult.
110: Laye, Limamou.
111: Layennes.
112: Lucumi.
113: Lugbara.
114: Luo Beliefs.
115: Maba Jaakhu Ba.
116: Maghili, ‘Abd Al-Karim b. Muhammad al-.
117: Mahdi, Muhammad Ahmad ibn abd Allah al-.
118: Malik Sy, El Hajj.
119: Mamadu Lamine Dramé, El Hajj.
120: Mame Coumba Bang.
121: Mango, Alafayo Odongo.
122: Mason, Charles Harrison.
123: Mbaba Mwana Waresa.
124: Mbiti, John.
125: Mbundu Beliefs.
126: Mende Beliefs.
127: Mourides/Murides.
128: Musso-Koroni.
129: Naiteru-Kop.
130: Nana Asma’u.
131: Nana Bulukulu.
132: Nasilele.
133: Nasr Al-Din.
134: National Baptist Convention.
135: Ndriananhary.
136: Neith.
137: Ngai (Engai)/Mulungu.
138: Ngbandi Beliefs.
139: Ngewo-Wa.
140: Ngombe Beliefs.
141: Ngula.
142: Niassan Tijaniyya.
143: Nimba.
144: Nkulunkulu.
145: Nomiya Luo Church.
146: Nongqawuse.
147: Ntisikana.
148: Nyabingi Cult.
149: Nyankopn.
150: Nyingone-Mebeghe.
151: Obatala.
152: Ogun.
153: Olodumare.
154: Opong, Kwame Sampson.
155: Ori.
156: Orisa.
157: Orisa Oko.
158: Orunmila.
159: Osun.
160: Oya.
161: Pemba.
162: Poro Society.
163: Qamata.
164: Rastafarianism.
165: Roho Churches.
166: Ruwa.
167: Sande Society.
168: Sango.
169: Santeria.
170: Serrer/Seereer.
171: Shembe, Isaiah.
172: Shona Beliefs.
173: Songhai Beliefs.
174: Sopona.
175: Spiritual Baptists.
176: Sufism.
177: Suyuti, Jalal al-Din al-.
178: Thoth.
179: Tijānī, Aḥmad Al-.
180: Timbukti, Mahmud Kati (Kuti) ibn Mutaw.
181: Tore.
182: Tswana.
183: Tutu, Desmond.
184: Uhlanga.
185: ‘Umar Taal, Al-Hājj.
186: Venda.
187: Vodun/Voodoo.
188: Waaq.
189: Wele.
190: Wolof.
191: Woyengi.