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African religions in western scholarship.

Okot p"Bitek

African religions in western scholarship.

by Okot p"Bitek

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Published by East African Literature Bureau in Kampala .
Written in English


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Summary This chapter contains sections titled: Looking in all the Wrong Places A Dialogue Across World‐views? Intellectual Smugglers Lost in Translation Okot p'Bitek and his CriticsCited by: 2. Jane-Coleman Harbison. The scholarship on African religions is wide and expansive. One of its notable features is its interdisciplinary nature, pulling in scholars of anthropology, comparative religion, archaeology literature, material culture, and geography.

“The African deities of the books, clothed with the attributes of the Christian God, are, in the main, creations of the students of African religions” like Mbiti, p’Bitek wrote in “African Religions in Western Scholarship” (). “They are all beyond recognition to the ordinary Africans in the countryside.”. The historiography of African religions and religions in Africa presents a remarkable shift from the study of 'Africa as Object' to 'Africa as Subject', thus translating the subject from obscurity into the global community of the academic study of religion. This book presents a unique multidisciplin.

In a departure from current theologically-focused scholarship on Ghanaian theologian Kwame Bediako, this book places him within the wider historical continuum of twentieth-century Ghana and reads him as a leading Christian scholar within the African study of African religions. The book traces a variety of influences and figures within this. This book presents a unique multidisciplinary exploration of African traditions in the study of religion in Africa and the new African diaspora. The book is structured under three main sections - Emerging trends in the teaching of African Religions; Indigenous Thought and .


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For centuries Western scholarship, and the African scholars seduced by this body of knowledge, have not been interested in African "religions" per se, but what was worse, African scholars began not to study indigenous African spirituality on its own terms but through European eyes and intellectual by: Get print book.

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From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Superstitions of Western. Present studies in African. Decolonizing African Religion: A Short History of African Religions in Western Scholarship by PBitek, Okot and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Additional Physical Format: Online version: P'Bitek, Okot, African religions in Western scholarship.

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DISTORTION OF FACTS IN WESTERN ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDY OF AFRICAN RELIGION, CULTURE AND SOCIETY Etim E. Okon Department of Religious and Cultural Studies University of Calabar, Nigeria ABSTRACT This paper will identify some of the fundamental short comings in African ethnographic studies undertaken by Europeans in the nineteenth century.

Because of the African religions' dependence on oral stories, doctrine tends to be more flexible, changing in accordance to the immediate needs of religious followers. The core philosophy of African religions is formed by narratives about the creation of the universe (cosmogony) and the nature and structure of the world (cosmology).

For centuries Western scholarship, and the African scholars seduced by this body of knowledge, have not been interested in African "religions" per se, but what was worse, African scholars began not to study indigenous African spirituality on its own terms but through European eyes and intellectual categories.

Okot p'Bitek (7 June – 20 July ) was a Ugandan poet, who achieved wide international recognition for Song of Lawino, a long poem dealing with the tribulations of a rural African wife whose husband has taken up urban life and wishes everything to be westernised.

Song of Lawino was originally written in the Acholi dialect of Southern Luo, translated by the author into English, and Alma mater: University of Bristol, University of Wales. P’Bitek wrote in his own book African Religions in Western Scholarship that the African traditional religions are beyond recognition to the ordinary Africans in the countryside.

Mbiti supposedly never responded to the criticism, according to Derek Peterson, a professor of history and African studies at the University of mater: Barrington College, University of Cambridge.

Mbiti's African Religions and Philosophy is a great addition to Philosophy. In a field that is predominantly Angloid, due primarily to a methodology that still refuses to recognize non-Western forms of Philosophy, Mbiti's work shines light on the much maligned and fetishized field of its African variant/5.

missionaries. By and large they had a much better perception of African Traditional Religion and they saw the relevance of the system of beliefs for African traditional society. The most prominent were R. Rattray,14 P. Talbot,15 A.

Ellis,16 and S. Farrow The most. Get this from a library. Decolonizing African religions: a short history of African religions in western scholarship.

[Okot p'Bitek; Kwasi Wiredu] -- For centuries Western scholarship, and the African scholars seduced by this body of knowledge, have not been interested in African "religions" per se, but what was worse, African scholars began not.

“Everyone is a religious carrier,” he wrote in his influential book “African Religions and Philosophy” Mr. p’Bitek wrote in “African Religions in Western Scholarship” (). 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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Peter Rigby. Ugandan scholar Okot p’Bitek had already signaled the delegitmating power of the Western scholarly lens in his classic, African Religions in Western Scholarship. While indigeneity is arguably more strategic than ethnicity in protecting the rights of traditional African religions, the indigenous rights option as Author: Rosalind I.

Hackett. T1 - African Americans and Religion. AU - Johnson, Sylvester Alric. PY - Y1 - N2 - This article examines major themes in the history of African American religions.

The religious systems that have emerged among African Americans have taken shape over several by: 1. |!EPUB| - Download Decolonizing African Religion: A Short History of African Religions in Western Scholarship Ebook Free Online. Gratuit Decolonise Define Decolonise at Collins English Dictionary.The writings of African scholars who are committed to Christianity have been assessed negatively, particularly as regards the study of African traditional religions (ATRs).

This article surveys the context that influenced African Christian scholars and illustrates why Author: Ezra Chitando.In his writings, one finds an honest attempt by an African scholar to correct the prevalent Afro-pessimism pervading Western scholarship on African people, culture and religious heritage.