The new animists
' use of anthropological writings raises at least two questions: how accurate are the anthropological accounts they draw on in translating the views and understandings of the people they are working with; and whether there is an unwitting collusion between the anthropologists and the new animists
In fact, the influence of Christianity is greatest among this group; while rural populations are mainly animist
As a result, the modern scholarship regarding animism has suffered from two main errors: errors in conceptual framework related to the use of modern language as the descriptive vehicle, and errors concerning the views of animists
with regards to causality, when animism does not use Western, linear causality in its symbolic framework.
The Dinkas have always been a neglected people, fishermen along the Upper Nile, and they were Animists
, not Muslim.
Second, the majority of the oppressed on whom the book focuses are Christians, Buddhists, and animists
, while the majority of the oppressors are identified as either Communists or Islamic fundamentalists.
perceive the spirit world to be one of balance, conflict, extraneous controlling forces and resolutions.
As many as 5 million Sudanese--including Muslims, animists
and minority Christians--live as refugees in Egypt.
As long as it was white Muslims against black Animists
or Christians, very few wanted to hear about it.
Sudanese Muslims are divided by affiliations with rival religious brotherhoods, while in the south black animists
and a small number of Christians are even more divided.
In "The Animists
," the "dirty, old Christian man" can only become generous and admit that he does "love animists
You don't convert non-Catholics, argues Fay; you trade spiritualities with them, as, so he claims, did Jesuit missionaries with Huron animists
in the early seventeenth century.
Sintet's population was divided almost equally between Muslims and animists
, flanked by a handful of Christians.
Organized religion is unimportant to the Nubans, and within one family, one may commonly find Muslims, Christians, and animists
who follow traditional African religions.
There are long-standing ethnic enmities between the mainly Muslim Hausas and the southern Yorubas, who are Christians and animists
There are long-standing hostilities between the mainly Muslim Hausas and the Yorubas, the majority of whom are Christians and animists