John S. Mbiti





John S. Mbiti

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born
in Kenya
November 30, 1931

gender
male


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Dr., Emeritus John Samuel Mbiti (born 30 November 1931) is a Kenyan-born Christian religious philosopher and writer. He is an ordained Anglican priest, and as of 2005 a canon.

Born in Kenya, Mbiti studied in Uganda and the United States, taking his doctorate in 1963 at the University of Cambridge, UK. He taught religion and theology in Makerere University, Uganda from 1964 to 1974 and was subsequently director of the World Council of Churches' Ecumenical Institute in Bogis-Bossey, Switzerland. He has held visiting professorships at universities across the world and published extensively on philosophy, theology and African oral traditions.

Mbiti's seminal book, African Religions and Philosophy (1969), was the first work to significantly challe
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African Religions & Philosophy
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 88 ratings — published 1970 — 8 editions
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Introduction to African Rel...
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Concepts Of God In Africa
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Love And Marriage In Africa
4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1973
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Bible And Theology In Afric...
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New Testament eschatology i...
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The Prayers Of African Reli...
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African Religions and Philo...
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Religious Plurality In Afri...
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