Religions in Pre-Colonial Africa

Religions in Pre-Colonial Africa

The inability of Africans to explain and understand the universe made African search for ways they could explain their limitations. Africans needed to understand who created the universe and how the forces of nature are controlled and by who. Moreover, Africans inability to control adverse forces of nature led Africans to seek explanation on who was in charge (Nnoromele, p54). Also, the inability of African to prevent or resist death was dramatic and could not be explained. All these reasons led Africans to believe in the existence of a more powerful supreme being that human, which the Africans referred to as God. They believed that he was in charge of everything. This is clear among many African ethic such as Asante of Ghana and Igbor of Nigeria (Nnoromele, p56).

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