African Religions and Philosophy, Paperback

African Religions and Philosophy Paperback

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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 are briefly discussed in their African context.

Sicne 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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304 pages, map
  • Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Non-Western philosophy
  • ISBN: 9780435895914



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The classic on the topic, written by an African. Very in depth and informative and insightful. Covers a lot of ground and compares the commonalities, while also noting differences.