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The Need to Re-Conceptualize African ‘Traditional’ Religion

OO Asukwo, SS Adaka, ED Dimgba

Abstract


Reality is a universal philosophical problem that people try to explain its underlying principle from their subjective perception. Religion is one of those ways to explain this unknown principle with spiritual connotation. In this connection, Africa as an entity looks at reality in a different perspective, which in this work we term African Religion. But as this work observes, a misconception about African Religion gave birth to a contraption called „African Traditional Religion‟. On this note, this work sets forth to re-conceptualize a misinformed religious view about the African people. It is the belief of this work that African Religion is more appropriate and should be separated from different African cultural practices that have no continental acceptance even among the African people.



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/afrrev.v7i3.17
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