Making use of his reading in African languages, English, French and German, Mbiti successfully adds a new dimension to the understanding of history, thinking and life throughout the African continent. The subject is approached from an African point of view but it is as accessible to readers who belong to other societies as it is to those who have grown up in an African society. The assumption is made that the concept of time is basic to the understanding of African religions and philosophical issues and universal religions, such as Christianity and Islam, are briefly discussed in their African context. Since its first publication, this book has become acknowledged as the standard work in this field of study, and it is essential reading for anyone concerned with African religion, history, philosophy, anthropology or general African studies.
Very good+ condition. Some minor shelfwear to cover, including slight rubbing to edges, but pages unmarked, binding tight and spine uncreased.