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African Traditional Thought and Western Science
From tradition to science The first part of this paper seeks to develop an approach to traditional African thought already sketched in several previous contributions to this journal. My approach toExpand
African Conversion 1
For nearly fifty years the Aladura or ‘prayer’ churches have been a prominent feature of the Nigerian scene. Their drumming and singing can nowadays be heard at almost any time of day or night inExpand
Examining the Direction of Imagery and Self-Talk on Dart-Throwing Performance and Self Efficacy
The study investigated the impact of varying combinations of facilitative and debilitative imagery and self-talk (ST) on self-efficacy and performance of a dart-throwing task. Participants (N = 95)Expand
The Kalabari World View: An Outline and Interpretation
THE Kalabari people live in twenty-two villages and three small towns in the tidal mangrove swamps of the eastern Niger Delta. Linguistically, they are part of the great bloc of Ijo-speaking peoplesExpand
Patterns of Thought in Africa and the West: Essays on Magic, Religion and Science
Introduction Part I. Beginnings: l. A definition of religion, and its uses Part II. Mainly Critical: 2. Neo-Tylorianism: sound sense or sinister prejudice? 3. Levy-Bruhl, Durkheim and the scientificExpand
On the rationality of conversion (Part I)
In a recent article in this journal I sketched the outline of a theory which I suggested might help us to make sense of a large but puzzling accumulation of data relating to the ‘conversion’ ofExpand
Patterns of Thought in Africa and the West: Essays on Magic, Religion and Science
Introduction Part I. Beginnings: l. A definition of religion, and its uses Part II. Mainly Critical: 2. Neo-Tylorianism: sound sense or sinister prejudice? 3. Levy-Bruhl, Durkheim and the scientificExpand
Patterns of Thought in Africa and the West: A definition of religion, and its uses
IN RECENT BRITISH ANTHROPOLOGY three principal types of working definition have been used in approaching the comparative study of religion. The first treats the term 'Religion' as lending itself withExpand
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