African Philosophy: The fundamentals of Odinani by M.O. Ene

The fundamentals of Odinani

M. O. ENE

egbedaa@aol.com

Odinani is anchored on the sanctity of Ani, the Earth Deity,

INTRODUCTION

The Igbo traditional religion is a philosophy that has stood the test of time. To understand the basis for Igbo philosophy, we must understand first the Igbo concept of the Cosmos, a logical concept that makes few pretensions about the great unknown. This concept has survived the introduction of Middle Eastern religious beliefs and modern science. The Igbo belief is therefore both metaphysical and scientific as well as sacred and socioenvironmental.

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