are a myriad of religons in Africa. Over the centuries these
religions have been affected by migrations of peoples, arrival
of new religions, or by conquest.
major religons of Africa today are Islam, Christianity, and
some indigenous religions. The most ancient religion in Africa
is that of the Egyptians. The Egyptians believed in a complex
spiritual world and their great monuments stand as evidence
of this. The ancient Egyptians stressed the importance of
immortality, and life after death.
are numerous indigenous religions in Africa. These religions
are usually worship of the ancestors or the general belief
that the spiritual and material world are one.
first arrived in Egypt . The ancient Coptic Church has had
a tie with the Christian world for centuries. Soon after the
conversion of the Coptic Church Ethiopia became a Christian
state. The Ethiopian Orthodox isolated in the highlands has
had a great affect on Africa especially North Africa that
is a deeply islamized region. Islam spread from Egypt across
north africa, into East Africa and also in parts of West Africa.