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Religion 1200 Final
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Outsiders were of the view that the Supreme Being was ____ to Africans.
According to Bolaji Idowu, African religion can be said to be ____.
One of the ways by which the concept of the Supreme Being is demonstrated in ATR as indicated in class is through ____.
For the Yoruba, Obatala is a ____ divinity.
T or F: There is both belief and practical worship of the Supreme Being among the Yoruba.
F (belief and no worship)
T or F: The Ashanti people only believe but do not practically worship the Supreme Being.
F (belief and worship)
T or F: The negative notions about ATR generally is also found in the case of concepts of the Supreme Being.
Who said ATR is polytheistic?
In ATR, "African" stands for____.
The nature of ATR is the ____ of the religion.
Name the categories of divinities in ATR:
primordial, deified, natural
Why are names important in ATR?
they represent family meanings and attributes of the Supreme Being
What are the two main types of spirits in ATR?
good and evil
Give three main features of spirits in ATR:
can act as intermediary, can visit people during rituals, work and act on behalf of SB (diffused monotheism)
What do attributes tell us about the Supreme Being?
using the word "crown" in the name signifies royalty and respect, or using words like "kind" represents how a family views the SB
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