Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Religion in Africa

Me, in Kenya
I'll be teaching on African religion tomorrow at RMS II.

Topics I'll cover include:
  • The nature of God
  • Intermediaries between God and humanity
  • Spirits
  • The "living dead"
  • Diviners
  • Magic, sorcery, and witchcraft
  • Religious objects and places
  • Religious rituals
  • And a lot more...
We'll keep in mind that, as John Mbiti and others say, "all African peoples believe in God." (Introduction to African Religion, 45) To understand Africa one must understand their religions.