RE305 - Traditional Religions of Africa

A multi-disciplinary study of traditional, non- Christian religions in sub-Saharan Africa with special emphasis on the religious system(s) of one or more peoples such as the Nuer, Dogon, Yoruba, or Dinka. Topics include: concepts of divinity (God, major and minor deities, and other supernatural powers); stories of world creation and structure; relationships between religious belief and social organization; views of the human being; life, death, and the hereafter; ghosts and ancestors; spirit possession and exorcism; divination, sorcery, magic, and witchcraft; and religious institutions, leaders, and rituals.

Credit hours: 3.0
Lecture hours: 3.0

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