This is a book about Yoruba/Orisa thought and practices. It gives a theoretical account of the nature, roles and functions of Yoruba beliefs in contemporary societies. The view is that the philosophical ideas implicit in Orisa Religion form the basis of Yoruba culture in West Africa, the Americas, and other parts of the world.
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Kola Abimbola is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Leicester, UK. He was previously an Assistant Professor at Seattle University where he taught Critical Thinking, Philosophy of the Human Person, and Philosophy of Law. Dr. Abimbola is the Coordinator of the International Congress of Orisa Tradition and Culture, the Secretary of the International Society for African Philosophy and Studies, and he has held visiting professorships of religion at Amherst College MA, Haverford College PA, and Temple University PA.Review:
A unique reassertion of the foundations of one of the most remarkable international cultures on the face of the earth --Barry Hallen, Professor of Philosophy, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA, USA.
The book will certainly generate new conversation on many issues of interest to scholars and to the general reader. --Jacob Kehinde Olupona, Professor of African and African American studies UC Davis, CA.
A clear, sensitive, informed analysis; provide[s] the basis for dialogue among Yorùbá peoples and with persons of other traditions. --John Pemberton III, Crosby Professor of Religion, Emeritus, Amherst College, MA
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Book Description Iroko Academic Publishers, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111905388004
Book Description Iroko Academic Publishers, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1905388004