SEVEN: SELECTED ASPECTS OF AFRICAN RELIGIOUS HERITAGE

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SEVEN: SELECTED ASPECTS OF AFRICAN RELIGIOUS HERITAGE  

Introduction

All Traditional African Communities believe in a Supreme Being who is the origin and sustainer of all things:

He is the creator of the university and all that it contains.

All Africans agree that nobody has ever seen God.

Therefore, nobody can really describe Him, yet through their religious insights, Africans have formulated ideal about the nature of God.

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These ideas concern His real being and His activities. “Traditional religion” refers to African culture that existed in the sub – Saharan Africa.

African traditional culture had no scriptures or texts because most of it was oral.

It was preserved and handed down from generation to generation-through oral traditions; ceremonies; rituals, and leading personalities.

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