ASRCNovember8 - ASRC African Religion I November 8 2007 II...

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ASRC November 8, 2007 African Religion I. Wisdom is like a Baobab Tree, A single man’s hand cannot embrace it a. Most African religions take their “theology” and philosophical meaning from the African proverb, “There are no boundaries or bifurcations in truth.” i. That instantly suggests a sense of tolerance given that truth according to most of the religions, comes from god ii. Truth cannot be trapped into one or restricted into one source of religion b. This is a recognition of the inherent limitations of humans as mortals c. Humans are taken as recipients of divine truth and not the source d. The attitude towards truth shows the acceptance of truths of other religions e. Words i. Orisa = Orisha = Religion of the Yoruba people II. Between Theory and Practice: African Religions, Their meaning a. There is a strong emphasis on practice rather than theory in African Religions b. In other words, a human should live her religion on a daily basis, this may explain their non-evangelistic behavior c.
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