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African Traditional Religions UnitedTheologicalCollege

Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

Course Description

This course expolres African traditional Religious belief(s) and practice(s). The central goals is to put African Traditional Religion into it's proper perspective. The course involves a brief survey of the historical and methodological approaches to the study of the subject. Selected Zimbabwean indigenous religions, such as Shona and Ndebele are examined with an aim to achieve a knowledge and understanding of the significance of African Traditional Religious Systems.


  • To acquaint students with a variety of methodological approaches used in the study of African Traditional Religion(s)
  • To try and develop a sense of African identity and cultivate an appreciation of traditional religion(s)
  • To establish that ATR is one of the major Religious systems of the world.
  • To promote an understsnding of the significance of African religious conviction in a pluralistic context.


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Lecturer: Rev N. Mandevhana

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