African and African-American Religions Audiobook, by Victor Anderson Play Audiobook Sample

African and African-American Religions Audiobook

African and African-American Religions Audiobook, by Victor Anderson Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Ben Kingsley Publisher: Knowledge Products Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 2.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 1.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Religion, Scriptures, and Spirituality Series Release Date: April 2006 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781481543255

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22:48 minutes

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Some thirty to forty percent of Africans practice traditional religions, many of which survived transportation into the West with the slave trade by combining with elements of Christianity. These traditional religions are often distinguished by dramatic features, including masks, costumes, dancing and singing; they emphasize oral traditions rather than literary scriptures; and they include magical components such as sacrifices and spirit mediums. They affirm that all reality flows from one substance or principle, which manifests in many different gods and values; gods, therefore, are both good and evil. A “trickster” deity often expresses this fundamental ambiguity of life.

The Religion, Scriptures, and Spirituality Series describes the beliefs, religious practices, and the spiritual and moral commitments of the world’s great religious traditions. It also describes a religion’s way of understanding scripture, identifies its outstanding thinkers, and discusses its attitude and relationship to society.

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About Victor Anderson

Dr. Victor Anderson is the Oberlin Theological School Professor of Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt University and has published three books: Beyond Ontological Blackness: An Essay in African American Religious and Cultural CriticismPragmatic Theology: Negotiating the Intersection of an American Philosophy of Religion and Public Theology, and Creative Exchange: A Constructive Theology of African American Religious Experience. He teaches courses in philosophy of religion, philosophical, theological, and social ethics, African American religious studies, and American philosophy and religious thought. 

About Ben Kingsley

Benedict Cumberbatch is a British screen actor best known for his role in the BBC television show Sherlock. He has also appeared in a number of Hollywood films, such as War Horse, The Hobbit, The Fifth Estate, and Star Trek: Into the Darkness. He has won several stage and screen acting awards, including the BAFTA/LA Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year and the Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Actor and is an Earphones Award-winning narrator.