Title

[Traditional African Religion and Culture]

Original Title

Opoku, Kofi, Traditional African Religion

Authors

Kofi Opoku

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Collection

Martin Luther King Fellows In Black Religious Studies, Inc. Collection

Document Type

Audio

Date Information

1972-07-13

Playing Time

01:22:15

Abstract

In this recording, Kofi Opoku discusses traditional African Religion and culture. He explains how religion and culture in Africa are intertwined. Opoku explains the meaning of fetishism and paganism. He also talks about missionary work of Methodists in Africa, and answers questions from the audience.

File Name

auc.048.b11t18.19720713.aud0056

Comments

00:00:03 Audio begins with Henry Mitchell introducing Kofi Opoku.

00:00:54 Kofi Opoku introduces his lecture as an outline of features of traditional African religion.

00:01:29 He discusses how religion and culture in Africa are very greatly intermixed and how religion exerts the greatest influence on traditional African culture.

00:10:20 Talks about how African religion has been described as fetishism and paganism. Gives explanation of the meaning of the words. He also talks about the value of African religion.

00:25:05 Talks about Methodist missionary book.

00:45:58 Takes a question on ancestor worship and the supreme God.

01:07:26 More questions and answers.

01:22:15 Audio ends.

Acknowledgements

The Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library acknowledges the generous support of the National Endowment for Humanities - Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Implementation Project Grant in supporting the processing and digitization of a number of its major archival collections as part of the project: Spreading the Word: Expanding Access to African American Religious Archival Collections at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library.

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