10.10.2011 (Intro to African History)

10.10.2011 (Intro to African History) - 10/10/2011

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10/10/2011 Introduction to African History 1. Gikuyu Religion  (Thought that Africans do not have a notion of a spiritual god; they  cannot think in the abstract and their thought process is empirical and concrete, but  this is not true. The Gikuyu do have a spiritual notion of god) Nature Worship 1. Positive relationship, not worship Ancestor worship  1. Have communion with ancestors, do not worship them. Relationship  with the living and the dead, but they are not their gods.  Magic/Superstition (Europeans believe  1. Gikuyu have over six types of magic that they use. Magic and religion  are intertwined. Magic is done by human beings and religion is shared  between people, under Ngai (spiritual god; the natural phenomena;  creator god); Ngai is not involved in their daily activities; he is just the  creator.  2. Their god manifests himself through nature, specific natural 
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This note was uploaded on 10/14/2011 for the course HISTORY 2511 taught by Professor Tibebu during the Fall '11 term at Temple.

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10.10.2011 (Intro to African History) - 10/10/2011

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