Espiritualidad y religión

African Traditional Religions


Dive into the spiritual heart of Africa with our comprehensive course on African Traditional Religions. This engaging course offers insights into the extensive history, distinct cosmology, and rich variety of rituals synonymous with African spirituality across the continent. Understand the profound influence of African Traditional Religions (ATRs) on culture, society, and daily life, while exploring case studies, the effects of colonization, and the continued relevance of these practices today. Key topics include ancestral worship, divination, spiritual leaders, tribal customs, and the syncretism between indigenous religions and other world faiths. Explore religious expressions that have shaped African identity and discover their significance in a global context. Perfect for students of theology, anthropology, history, or anyone interested in spirituality, cultural diversity, and learning through a mobile app experience. Enroll now and embark on a journey through African spirituality, ancestral beliefs, and cultural heritage.

What you will learn

The learning goal of this course is to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of African Traditional Religions, their historical context, spiritual practices, and cultural significance, through an engaging mobile app experience.

Course program

Introduction to African Traditional Religions
Rituals and Ceremonies in ATRs
Case Studies: Yoruba, Zulu, and Akan Religions
ATRs and the Natural Environment
Impact of Colonization and Christianity on ATRs
Contemporary Issues and Debates Surrounding ATRs
Conclusion: Understanding and Appreciating ATRs