The BBC on religion in Africa
In our overview of religion in Africa, I mentioned BBC Radio broadcasts on the subject from the BBC’s The Story of Africa. Here are the streams; you may need to download the RealPlayer software. Each program is 28 minutes long, so follow your interest – I recommend at least listening to the first program, which gives an overview of the entire topic.
- Religion in Africa: The role of traditional religion in Africa’s past and how the continent responded to the spread of Islam and Christianity.
- Traditional Religions: The evolution of traditional sacred beliefs and the form of their worship.
- The Coming of Islam: How Islam in Africa spread and why.
- The Coming of Christianity: How and why Christianity twice came to Africa.