Book Title : African Myths of Origin

african myths of origin

Release Date : 2005-12-01
ISBN Code : 9780141935317
Book Author : Stephen Belcher
Book Publisher : Penguin UK
Total Pages : 544

Book Summary :

Gathering a wide range of traditional African myths, this compelling new collection offers tales of heroes battling mighty serpents and monstrous birds, brutal family conflict and vengeance, and desperate migrations across vast and alien lands. From impassioned descriptions of animal-creators to dramatic stories of communities forced to flee monstrous crocodiles, all the narratives found here concern origins - whether of the universe, peoples or families. Together, they create a kaleidoscopic picture of the rich and varied oral traditions that have shaped the culture and society of successive generations of Africans for thousands of years, throughout the long struggle to survive and explore this massive and environmentally diverse continent.

Book Title : Essential African Mythology

essential african mythology

Release Date : 1997
ISBN Code : UVA:X004106846
Book Author : Ngangar Mbitu
Book Publisher : Thorsons Pub
Total Pages : 183

Book Summary :

Captured here in one illuminating volume, African myths reflect the creative traditions of hundreds of tribal groups and reveal fascinating perspectives on nature, humanity, and the divine, as well as on the origin and destiny of the world. Each of these tales depicts a close relationship with the land and a deep interest in the spiritual realm.

Book Title : African Mythology

african mythology

Release Date : 2006
ISBN Code : 1404207686
Book Author : Sandra Giddens
Book Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group
Total Pages : 64

Book Summary :

Describes the role of mythology in African culture and religion and presents several myths.

Book Title : The Bible Myth

the bible myth

Release Date : 1996
ISBN Code : 0806519703
Book Author : Gary Greenberg
Book Publisher : Citadel Press
Total Pages : 308

Book Summary :

First published in 1998, The Bible Myth was acclaimed for its scholarship and insight. Examining the troubling questions of why ancient Israel has no archaeological or documentary presence prior to and just after the Exodus from Egypt, Greenberg asks who were the earliest Israelites, where did they come from and under what circumstances did they come to power in Canaan? Challenging conventional wisdom in this field, he posits a radical new model for the study of biblical Israel. Provocative, polemical and erudite, this is essential reading.

Book Title : African Mythology A to Z

african mythology a to z

Release Date : 2004-01-01
ISBN Code : 9781438119885
Book Author : Patricia Ann Lynch
Book Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Total Pages : 137

Book Summary :

Designed specifically for young readers, the Mythology A to Z series explores the world's most important myths and legends in an accessible and entertaining manner. Each volume includes vividly written entries on the major figures, places, stories, objects, and themes of a given mythology. A vast continent, Africa is the home of the first humans and the birthplace of many cultures, ranging from nomadic bands to farmers to sophisticated civilizations. With four major language families and myriad peoples, Africa is also the source of a diverse and engaging body of myth. African Mythology A to Z is a clearly written reference guide to this lore. Containing 42 illustrations, two maps, a time line, a bibliography, an index, and extensive cross-references, African Mythology A to Z is a comprehensive and accessible reference guide for anyone interested in learning more about various African myths, traditions, and beliefs.

Book Title : American African and Old European Mythologies

american african and old european mythologies

Release Date : 1993-05-15
ISBN Code : 0226064573
Book Author : Yves Bonnefoy
Book Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Total Pages : 274

Book Summary :

Here are 80 articles on mythologies from around the world, including Native Americans, African, Celtic, Norse, and Slavic, and about such topics as fire, the cosmos, and creation. Also includes an overview of the Indo-Europeans and an essay on the religions and myths of Armenia. Illustrations.

Book Title : Introduction to African Religion

introduction to african religion

Release Date : 2015-01-14
ISBN Code : 9781478628927
Book Author : John S. Mbiti
Book Publisher : Waveland Press
Total Pages : 215

Book Summary :

In his widely acclaimed survey, John Mbiti sheds light on the survival and prosperity of African Religion in different historical, geographical, sociological, cultural, and physical environments. He presents a constellation of African worldviews, beliefs in God, use of symbols, valued traditions, and practices that have taken root with African peoples throughout the vast continent. Mbiti’s accessible writing style sympathetically portrays how African Religion manifests itself in ritual, festival, healing, the human life cycle, and interplay with the mystical and invisible world. The account embraces foundational traditions, while touching on elements that spawn transitions, including migration, the spread of Christianity and Islam, political-economic development, and modern communication. This popular introduction leaves readers with informed knowledge of the riches of African heritage.

Book Title : African Myths and Legends

african myths and legends

Release Date : 2004-06-01
ISBN Code : 1860193676
Book Author : Brockhampton
Book Publisher :
Total Pages : 128

Book Summary :

A collection of the most gripping African tales, vividly retold and illustrated by an intriguing array of paintings and illustrations.

Book Title : Was Jesus Christ a Negro and The African Origin of the Myths Legends of the Garden of Eden

was jesus christ a negro and the african origin of the myths legends of the garden of eden

Release Date : 2015-07-10
ISBN Code : 1614278431
Book Author : John G. Jackson
Book Publisher :
Total Pages : 32

Book Summary :

2015 Reprint of 1933 Edition. Jackson was born in Aiken, South Carolina, on April 1, 1907, and raised Methodist. At the age of 15 he moved to Harlem, New York, where he enrolled in Stuyvesant High School. During this time, he became interested in African-American history and culture and began writing essays on the subject. They were so impressive that in 1925, while still a high school student, Jackson was invited to write for Marcus Garvey's newspaper, "Negro World." From 1930 onwards, Jackson became associated with a number of Pan-African historians, activists and writers, including Hubert Harrison, Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, John Henrik Clarke, Willis Nathaniel Huggins and Joel Augustus Rogers. He also authored a number of books on African history, promoting a Pan-African and Afrocentrist view. "Was Jesus Christ a Negro?" is one of these tracts. It is accompanied by a second related tract "The African Origin of the Myths and Legends of the Garden of Eden," also included in the second part of "Was Jesus Christ a Negro?" in which he argued that Jesus may have been a black man.

Book Title : The Last of the African Kings

the last of the african kings

Release Date : 1997
ISBN Code : 0803214898
Book Author : Maryse Condä
Book Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages : 216

Book Summary :

An African family's saga, from the day its ancestors left for the New World, to the day their descendants return in search of roots. By a Guadeloupean writer, author of Segu.

Book Title : A Communion of Subjects

a communion of subjects

Release Date : 2006-12-18
ISBN Code : 9780231509978
Book Author : Paul Waldau
Book Publisher : Columbia University Press
Total Pages : 720

Book Summary :

A Communion of Subjects is the first comparative and interdisciplinary study of the conceptualization of animals in world religions. Scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including Thomas Berry (cultural history), Wendy Doniger (study of myth), Elizabeth Lawrence (veterinary medicine, ritual studies), Marc Bekoff (cognitive ethology), Marc Hauser (behavioral science), Steven Wise (animals and law), Peter Singer (animals and ethics), and Jane Goodall (primatology) consider how major religious traditions have incorporated animals into their belief systems, myths, rituals, and art. Their findings offer profound insights into humans' relationships with animals and a deeper understanding of the social and ecological web in which we all live. Contributors examine Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Daoism, Confucianism, African religions, traditions from ancient Egypt and early China, and Native American, indigenous Tibetan, and Australian Aboriginal traditions, among others. They explore issues such as animal consciousness, suffering, sacrifice, and stewardship in innovative methodological ways. They also address contemporary challenges relating to law, biotechnology, social justice, and the environment. By grappling with the nature and ideological features of various religious views, the contributors cast religious teachings and practices in a new light. They reveal how we either intentionally or inadvertently marginalize "others," whether they are human or otherwise, reflecting on the ways in which we assign value to living beings. Though it is an ancient concern, the topic of "Religion and Animals" has yet to be systematically studied by modern scholars. This groundbreaking collection takes the first steps toward a meaningful analysis.

Book Title :

Release Date : 2010
ISBN Code : 9785917960050
Book Author : Лао Цзы
Book Publisher : Feoria Pub
Total Pages : 703

Book Summary :

Эта книга предназначена для спокойного чтения, для людей, которые не подвержены головокружительной спешке стремительно меняющегося века. Для людей, которые не привыкли измерять ценность каждой вещи экономией или потерей времени

Book Title : The Tapestry of Culture

the tapestry of culture

Release Date : 2009-06-16
ISBN Code : 0759118515
Book Author : Abraham Rosman
Book Publisher : Rowman Altamira
Total Pages : 440

Book Summary :

The Tapestry of Culture: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology provides students and the interested public with a concise picture of the field of cultural anthropology today. From the first edition of Tapestry of Culture published in the early 1980s until now, anthropology has changed greatly, responding to scholarly and political influences as well as changing generations; the ninth edition reflects this ongoing transformation. The influence of postmodernism has generated new debates over theory and practice in anthropology. The content of Tapestry explains these debates, as well as what is still generally accepted and agreed upon by most anthropologists. This edition provides the instructor, student and lay public with the information necessary to enable them to critically read the literature of anthropology, more specifically ethnographic texts which are still the heart of this field. The approach of the book is to accommodate the various points of view in anthropology today. It shows how the concepts, ideas and behavior of other cultures are translated into our culture's terms. Though today many emphasize each culture's uniqueness, the presence of cultural similarities is compelling. Using a comparative approach, The Tapestry of Culture reveals cultural similarities, as well as the cultural differences.

Book Title : African Religions Philosophy

african religions philosophy

Release Date : 1990
ISBN Code : 0435895915
Book Author : John S. Mbiti
Book Publisher : Heinemann
Total Pages : 288

Book Summary :

"African Religions and Philosophy" is a systematic study of the attitudes of mind and belief that have evolved in the many societies of Africa. In this second edition, Dr Mbiti has updated his material to include the involvement of women in religion, and the potential unity to be found in what was once thought to be a mass of quite separate religions. Mbiti adds a new dimension to the understanding of the history, thinking, and life throughout the African continent. Religion is approached from an African point of view but is as accessible to readers who belong to non-African societies as it is to those who have grown up in African nations. Since its first publication, this book has become acknowledged as the standard work in the field of study, and it is essential reading for anyone concerned with African religion, history, philosophy, anthropology or general African studies.

Book Title : African Origins of the Major Western Religions

african origins of the major western religions

Release Date : 1991
ISBN Code : 0933121296
Book Author : Yosef Ben-Jochannan
Book Publisher : Black Classic Press
Total Pages : 363

Book Summary :

African Origins of the Major "Western Religions" first published in 1970, continues to be one of Dr. Ben's most thought-provoking works. This critical examination of the history, beliefs and myths, remains instructive and fresh. By highlighting the African influences and roots of these religions, Dr. Ben reveals an untold history that many would prefer to froget.

Book Title : Primal Myths

primal myths

Release Date : 2013-04-30
ISBN Code : 9780062285324
Book Author : Barbara C. Sproul
Book Publisher : Harper Collins
Total Pages : 384

Book Summary :

A comprehensive collection of creation stories ranging across widely varying times and cultures, including Ancient Egyptian, African, and Native American.