Title

African Religious Traditions]

Original Title

Opoku, Kofi, Traditional African Religion [July 19, 1972]

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Collection

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

Document Type

Audio

Date Information

1972-07-18

Playing Time

01:13:48

Abstract

In this recording, Kofi Opoku delivers a lecture on Traditional African Religion. In the lecture he discusses the relationship between the Akan African religious heritage and social organization. Opoku also explains ancestor worship and the role of God in African myths and legends.

File Name

auc.048.b11t22.19720719.aud0060

Comments

00:00:04 Audio begins with Henry Mitchell introducing Kofi Opoku.

00:00:19 Kofi Opolu introducing his presentation on the most important religious beings in African religious heritage and how African social organization is reflected in religious beliefs.

00:03:06 Discusses the names Africans gave God using Akan language.

00:15:45 Talks about the most common name given to God in the Akan language.

00:17:35 Talks about how God is mentioned in many African proverbs as a God of fairness and justice.

00:24:35 Talks about how God always regarded as an ancestor or grandfather.

00:33:01 Talks about how God is prominent in African myths and legends.

00:54:41 Talks about the traditional African worship of God.

01:13:48 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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