The Mythical Creatures Bible

Presents entries on creatures and legends from around the world, featuring mythic entities including dragons, serpents, golems, banshees, nature spirits, and sacred beings.

Author: Brenda Rosen

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1402765363

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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Presents entries on creatures and legends from around the world, featuring mythic entities including dragons, serpents, golems, banshees, nature spirits, and sacred beings.
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Griffins and Phoenixes

This book examines the myths, legends, and facts surrounding the griffin and phoenix.

Author: Kathryn Hinds

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781608706815

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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The griffin is a creature that has a body of a lion and the head of an eagle. The phoenix is a legendary bird of fire and associated with the sun that is birthed out of ashes. Research into these creatures and the cultures from which they come has provided anthropological understanding in some areas, but has also led to many more questions about the creatures' existence and origins. This book examines the myths, legends, and facts surrounding the griffin and phoenix. Cultural diversity is celebrated through the examination of myths and legends from around the world and presents different interpretations about each, providing detailed information for the reader to dissect and explore. The chapters include a detailed sidebar giving insight into legends of past civilizations and encourages students to compare and contrast myths across ages and cultures. Portions of the book use primary sources directing where students can find more information, including links to websites, videos, and other rich content.
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Sacred Monsters

Did the Torah scholars of old believe in their existence? And if not, why did they describe these creatures? Sacred Monsters is a thoroughly revised and vastly expanded edition of the bestselling book Mysterious Creatures.

Author: Nosson Slifkin

Publisher: Zoo Torah

ISBN: 9781933143187

Category: Religion

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Dragons, unicorns, mermaids... all the famous creatures of myth and legend are to be found in the Torah, Talmud and Midrash. But what are we to make of them? Do they really exist? Did the Torah scholars of old believe in their existence? And if not, why did they describe these creatures? Sacred Monsters is a thoroughly revised and vastly expanded edition of the bestselling book Mysterious Creatures. Rabbi Natan Slifkin, the famous "Zoo Rabbi," revisits all the creatures of that work as well as a host of new ones, including werewolves, giants, dwarfs, two-headed mutants, and the enigmatic shamir-worm. Sacred Monsters explores these cases in detail and discusses a range of different approaches for understanding them. Aside from the fascinating insights into these cryptic creatures, Sacred Monsters also presents a framework within which to approach any conflict between classical Jewish texts and the modern scientific worldview. Complete with extraordinary photographs and fascinating ancient illustrations, Sacred Monsters is a scholarly yet stimulating work that will be a treasured addition to your bookshelf
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Rise

Also, again, these stories and their characters are just a lot of fun, and retelling mythology is also a lot of fun. Q - You call this series a mythology retelling. What does that mean?

Author: Shanna Terese

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ISBN: 9798555228239

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The Dragon Maker is free. Her rage will destroy them all. One girl stands in her way. Ten thousand years ago, Tiamat created a perfect weapon, the brainwashed race of dragons, to annihilate her own immortal children. Now free from her prison at long last, she calls all living dragons to her side. Except one. Scarlet Fielder is only one of thirteen dragon children rescued and raised by Tiamat's living descendants, the Ageless, ancient gods of myth and legend. But when all of her friends, and her own brother, march out to join Tiamat's rising, Scarlet alone escapes the summons, immune to her maker's mind control. But why? Her new benefactor, the ancient trickster god Loki, clearly knows more than he's saying. But how much? And how far might Scarlet and Loki go to save the dragons, the Ageless, and Earth, before Tiamat destroys them all? Interview with the Author Q - What is the Scarlet and the Trickster series about? A - I write young adult Christian fiction in the fantasy and sci-fi genres. Scarlet and the Trickster is a coming of age fantasy featuring dragons and mythical creatures, including the gods and monsters from Mesopotamian, Norse, and Greek mythology. It's a mix of bible stories, myths, and some modern science too. All to explore the larger themes of good and evil and what I see as one of the most important points of Christian faith: that we are partners with God in an eternal war against chaos and destruction. Q - Why would a Christian write books about magic, gods, myths, dragons, and shifters? A - In part because it's what I know. And we writers are supposed to "write what we know," right? Mythology has always fascinated me with its memorable characters and profound glimpses into human nature. I carried my enthusiasm for myth into my graduate degrees in theology, and wrote my master's thesis on the concept of hell in early Christianity. That required me to read and analyze most of the mythological documents from the Ancient Near East. Which brings us to the question--why would a Christian, specifically, write about things that are so often considered non-Christian? Truth is, there's a lot of crossover between mythology and the Christian faith. The people who wrote the bible were as familiar with these myths and integrated themes from mythology into the bible because these were the stories that people, living at the time, would understand. So, Christians can understand the bible better when we are familiar with mythology. Also, again, these stories and their characters are just a lot of fun, and retelling mythology is also a lot of fun. Q - You call this series a mythology retelling. What does that mean? A - The myths we're familiar with today were told and retold so many times that we don't know what the original version even was. So, for me, retelling a myth isn't about staying true to some "original version" of the myth (which doesn't exist, anyway). Retelling myths is about taking the themes and messages found in these stories and recasting them for the needs of a modern audience. Q - This series focuses on a female action hero. Do you typically write books with strong female leads like this? A - Honestly, I don't like to associate "strong women" with "action heroes," because I think it suggests that only traditionally "male" characteristics are strong. Instead, I try to write stories about people, men and women, finding the courage to contribute to the greater good in whatever way they can. So yes, I have written about a strong female lead who does fall into the category of an action hero. However, is her fighting prowess actually what makes her a strong? Well, you can decide for yourself.
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Why I Became an Atheist

According to Harper's Bible Dictionary, Rahab is “the mythical chaos dragon whom God killed in battle and thus made an ... The description of neither Behemoth nor Leviathan corresponds to any known creature, and certainly not the ...

Author: John W. Loftus

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 9781616145781

Category: Religion

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For about two decades John W. Loftus was a devout evangelical Christian, an ordained minister of the Church of Christ, and an ardent apologist for Christianity. With three degrees--in philosophy, theology, and philosophy of religion--he was adept at using rational argumentation to defend the faith. But over the years, doubts about the credibility of key Christian tenets began to creep into his thinking. By the late 1990s he experienced a full-blown crisis of faith. In this honest appraisal of his journey from believer to atheist, the author carefully explains the experiences and the reasoning process that led him to reject religious belief. The original edition of this book was published in 2006 and reissued in 2008. Since that time, Loftus has received a good deal of critical feedback from Christians and skeptics alike. In this revised and expanded edition, the author addresses criticisms of the original, adds new argumentation and references, and refines his presentation. For every issue he succinctly summarizes the various points of view and provides references for further reading. In conclusion, he describes the implications of life without belief in God, some liberating, some sobering. This frank critique of Christian belief from a former insider will interest freethinkers as well as anyone with doubts about the claims of religion.
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Encyclopedia of Beasts and Monsters in Myth Legend and Folklore

Theresa Bane. Source: An, Handbook of Chinese Mythology, ; Zalon, Jingwei Bird, ... Source: Rosen, Mythical Creatures Bible, ... Whenever this creature rolls over or flicks its tail, an earthquake or tsunami is created.

Author: Theresa Bane

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476622682

Category: Social Science

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“Here there be dragons”—this notation was often made on ancient maps to indicate the edges of the known world and what lay beyond. Heroes who ventured there were only as great as the beasts they encountered. This encyclopedia contains more than 2,200 monsters of myth and folklore, who both made life difficult for humans and fought by their side. Entries describe the appearance, behavior, and cultural origin of mythic creatures well-known and obscure, collected from traditions around the world.
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Magical Unicorns

Irresistibly presented with a unique mix of engaging text, fantastical facts and gorgeous line and tone illustrations this is the perfect non-fiction companion to My Secret Unicorn.

Author: Kay Barnham

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 0141318791

Category: Animals, Mythical

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Irresistibly presented with a unique mix of engaging text, fantastical facts and gorgeous line and tone illustrations this is the perfect non-fiction companion to My Secret Unicorn. The unicorn may be a mythical creature but some people believe it really existed and other believe it exists still. Here readers will learn all there is to know about unicorns from the mythical creatures first mentioned in the bible through to tales of the healing power their horn is said to possess. And readers will be able to bring unicorns into their world with a wonderful section on creating a unicorn mobile and a brightly coloured unicorn horn pen.
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Attack of the Killer Facts

Brenda Rosen, The Mythical Creatures Bible: The Definitive Guide to Legendary Beings (Sterling, 2009). FACT ATTACK: Chinese dragons fly without wings! Mythical Chinese dragons rarely have wings, and instead ride on clouds or spouts of ...

Author: Eric Gryzymokowski

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440525391

Category: Reference

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Factoid Attack: Inherent sadistic streak in dentists confirmed! The electric chair was invented by a dentist, Dr. Alfred Southwick. Not surprising, dentists have been perfecting torture devices for centuries. Factoid Attack: Galaxy at risk! Intelligent life in short supply! In 1961, Astronomer Frank Drake estimated the number of probable intelligent civilizations inhabiting our galaxy. Using conservative numbers, that estimate came to 10,000. Unfortunately, we are not included in that total. Factoid Attack: Colorblind bulls hate all matadors equally! The color of a matador's cape, or muleta, is traditionally red, which is widely believed to irritate the bull. In reality, bulls are colorblind, so it is irrelevant what color cape a matador uses to antagonize them. Shot in the dark, but maybe it's the being stabbed with swords bit that pisses them off. Forget Fringe, Warehouse 13, and The X-Files. In this book, you'll find more weird and wacko truths than in all those combined. From golden poison dart frogs with enough venom to kill ten grown humans to cockroaches that can survive radiation 15 times stronger than what kills people, scary and strange just got scarier—and stranger!
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Encyclopedia of Fairies in World Folklore and Mythology

Sources: Andrews, Dictionary ofNature Myths, 94; McEwan, The Incas, 158', Roza, Incan Mythology and OtherMyths of the Andes, 18 ... Sources: Conway, Magickal Mystical Creatures, 23341; Rosen, Mythical Creatures Bible, 245; Thorpe, ...

Author: Theresa Bane

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786471119

Category: Social Science

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Fairies have been revered and feared, sometimes simultaneously, throughout recorded history. This encyclopedia of concise entries, from the A-senee-ki-waku of northeastern North America to the Zips of Central America and Mexico, includes more than 2,500 individual beings and species of fairy and nature spirits from a wide range of mythologies and religions from all over the globe.
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Are Unicorns Real

Exploring stories about unicorns from around the globe, this narrative text presents myths and legends in an easy-to-follow narrative voice in conjunction with possible scientific explanations.

Author: Portia Summers

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9780766082519

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Exploring stories about unicorns from around the globe, this narrative text presents myths and legends in an easy-to-follow narrative voice in conjunction with possible scientific explanations. Bright images and a playful design will keep even the most reluctant readers interested, while a glossary allows readers to build upon their vocabulary.
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Encyclopedia of Mythological Objects

The Mythical Creatures Bible: The Definitive Guide to Legendary Beings. New York: Sterling Publishing Company, 2009. Rosenberg, Donna. World Mythology: An Anthology of the Great Myths and Epics. Chicago: National Textbook Company, 1994.

Author: Theresa Bane

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476639208

Category: Social Science

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Curious about the chains that bound Fenriswulf in Norse mythology? Or the hut of Baba Yaga, the infamous witch of Russian folklore? Containing more than one thousand detailed entries on the magical and mythical items from the different folklore, legends, and religions the world over, this encyclopedia is the first of its kind. From Abadi, the named stone in Roman mythology to Zul-Hajam, one of the four swords said to belong to the prophet Mohammed, each item is described in as much detail as the original source material provided, including information on its origin, who was its wielder, and the extent of its magical abilities. The text also includes a comprehensive cross-reference system and an extensive bibliography to aid researchers.
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Incredible Creatures and Creations of the Bible

An attempt to sort fact from fiction regarding 25 mythical and real-life beings mentioned in the Bible.

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ISBN: 0310630959

Category: Animals in the Bible

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An attempt to sort fact from fiction regarding 25 mythical and real-life beings mentioned in the Bible.
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Mythical Creatures

... also transform into the animals whose skins they wore bestiary An illustrated book of known and mythical beasts, ... Bible centaur A creature of Greek and Roman mythology with a human head and torso growing out of the four-legged ...

Author: Linda S. Godfrey

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9780791093948

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Examines ancient legends and myths, contemporary eyewitness stories and the latest scientific discoveries about mythical creatures.
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The Great Work

Some Common Examples of Mythological Beasts Centaur (Horse & Human) Virility, Courage Chimera (Lion, Goat, & Snake) Bridging cycles Dragon ... The Mythical Creatures Bible: The Definitive Guide to Legendary Beings by Brenda Rosen.

Author: Tiffany Lazic

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738745084

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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Fusing ancient Western spirituality, energy work, and psychology, The Great Work is a practical guide to personal transformation season by season. Learn to be truly holistic by incorporating key physical, emotional, and energetic practices into your life at times when the natural tides are in harmony with your process. The Great Work captures the core essence of each festival with eight key themes that span the annual cycle—a cycle that reflects human development and experience. Discover how Yule can alleviate a painful childhood, how Beltane can facilitate conscious relationships, and how Mabon can assist with determining your life's purpose. Find guidance through daily journal questions, elemental meditations, and the author's unique energy-healing technique of Hynni. With this invaluable resource for your journey of inner alchemy, you'll develop an intimate connection with the earth's impulse to create balance and harmony. Praise: "Tiffany Lazic weaves together psychology, myth, meditation and keen observation of the natural world, creating an invaluable and original resource for healing work of all kinds. Inviting and accessible to all readers."—Elizabeth Cunningham, author of The Maeve Chronicles "The Great Work presents inspiring insights and practical exercises that help unlock the alchemical mysteries at the heart of the Eightfold Path, and which facilitate a deep connection with the cycles of nature as they reveal their transformational powers in all of us."—Jhenah Telyndru, author of Avalon Within
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The United States of Strange

›Brenda Rosen, The Mythical Creatures Bible: The Definitive Guide to Legendary Beings (Sterling, March 3, 2009), 116. In 2005, the Wyoming House of Representatives voted 45– 12 to declare the jackalope the state's official mythical ...

Author: Eric Grzymkowski

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440536205

Category: Reference

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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of All Things Weird Sure, you probably know that George Washington was our first president and that Christopher Columbus accidentally discovered America in 1492, but did you know that there are more plastic flamingos in the United States than there are real ones and that Disneyland employees were not permitted to wear their own underwear while dressing in character until 2001? Behind the portrait of America that history classes, news reports, and boring documentaries have painted lies a strange and perplexing country that you couldn't imagine even in your wildest dreams. Featuring 1,001 shocking facts, this book reveals all the secrets and weirdness that you never knew about the United States. From the thirty-two(!) bathrooms in the White House to the fact that a single U.S.–made hamburger may contain meat from 100 different cows, these wacky tidbits will guarantee that you'll never look at this nation the same way again!
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Encyclopedia of Spirits and Ghosts in World Mythology

Raudvere, Catharina, and Jens Peter Schjødt. More than Mythology: Narratives, Ritual Practices and Regional Distribution in Pre-Christian Scandinavian Religions ... The Mythical Creatures Bible: The Definitive Guide to Legendary Beings.

Author: Theresa Bane

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476623399

Category: Social Science

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Of all the anomalous phenomenon reported, ghost sightings are by far the most common. The words "ghost" and "spirit" are used interchangeably in American English but in other cultures the lingering souls of the departed are not to be confused with ancestral spirits, demonic spirits, numens or poltergeists. This encyclopedia lists hundreds of entities of the spirit realm--from aatxe to zuzeca--from world mythology and folklore.
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Did Moses Exist

Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1869. Rood, Michael. “The Red Sea Crossing & The Exodus Revealed.” michaelrood.tv/store-1/specials/the-red-sea-crossing-the-exodus- revealed-bundle.html Rosen, Brenda. The Mythical Creatures Bible.

Author: D. M. Murdock

Publisher: Stellar House Publishing

ISBN: 9780979963186

Category: Religion

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The biblical figure of Moses has been the center of fascination for over 2,000 years, but what do we actually know about him? Was he a real person? Did the Exodus truly happen? Or is the story in the Pentateuch a mythical account written centuries after the alleged events? Why does Moses's story resemble that of other, older lawgivers and legendary predecessors? Why are there so many elements of sun and wine god myths in the tale of Moses? What does the focus on the serpent in his story signify? Who were Yahweh and the Elohim? Did Moses Exist? includes: Maps and 126 illustrations Extensive bibliography, table of contents and index Hundreds of footnotes and citations from primary sources in multiple languages Best modern scholarship from credentialed authorities Did Moses Exist? provides a massive amount of information from antiquity about the world's religious traditions and mythology, including how solar myths, wine cultivation and fertility cults have shaped the Bible and Judaism. This book may be the most comprehensive study to date, using the best scholarship and state-of-the-art research methods. "The existence of Moses as well as the veracity of the Exodus story is disputed amongst archaeologists and Egyptologists, with experts in the field of biblical criticism citing logical inconsistencies, new archaeological evidence, historical evidence and related origin myths in Canaanite culture." --"Moses," Wikipedia "There is no historical evidence outside of the Bible, no mention of Moses outside the Bible, and no independent confirmation that Moses ever existed." --Dr. Michael D. Coogan, lecturer on the Old Testament at Harvard Divinity School "We cannot be sure that Moses ever lived because there are no traces of his earthly existence outside of tradition." --Egyptologist Dr. Jan Assmann, Moses the Egyptian "The life of Moses contains elements--canonical and apocryphal--that mark him as a true mythic hero, and certainly he is Judaism's greatest hero and the central figure in Hebrew mythology." --Dr. David Leeming, The Oxford Companion to World Mythology "...the stories of the creation, of the flood, of Abraham, of Jacob, of the descent into and the exodus from Egypt, of the career of Moses and the Jews in the desert, of Joshua and his soldiers, of the judges and their clients, are all apocryphal, and were fabricated at a late period of Jewish history." --Dr. Thomas Inman, Ancient Faiths and Modern Table of Contents List of Illustrations Preface Introduction Who Wrote the Pentateuch? Was Moses an Egyptian Pharaoh or Priest? The Exodus as History? The Exodus in Ancient Literature Hyksos and Lepers Who Were the Israelites? The Exodus as Myth The Lawgiver Archetype The Dionysus Connection The Life of Dionysus The Vine and Wine The Great God Sun Yahweh and the Sun Moses as Solar Hero Conclusion Bibliography Index
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Dwarf Warfare

The Mythical Creatures Bible: The Definitive Guide to Legendary Beings. New York, NY: Sterling, 2009. Sebastian, Emily. The History of Technology: Technology of the Medieval and Early Modern Worlds. New York, NY. Brittanica, 2016.

Author: Chris Pramas

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781508176282

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Despite their short stature, dwarves are among the fiercest and most feared fighters of all the races. From an initial examination of the fighting methods of the individual dwarf soldier, this volume expands its focus to look at how they do battle in small companies and vast armies. It covers all of their troop types from the axemen that form the front lines of battle to their deadly accurate crossbowmen. Also examined are their tactics in specific situations such as underground fighting and combat in mountainous terrain. Finally, the book examines a few specific battles in great detail in order to fully demonstrate the dwarven way of war.
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Perspectives on Igwebuike Philosophy

Geraldine Pinch, Handbook of Egyptian Mythology (San Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 2002) 7. ... Brenda Rosen, The Mythical Creatures Bible: The Definitive Guide to Legendary Beings (New York: Sterling Publishing Company Inc.,

Author: Chiugo C. Kanu Ph.D

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781728394862

Category: Philosophy

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The study of African philosophy, like all great philosophical enquiries around the world, is fraught with the wrecks of words, wrenched from their original meaning, widened or narrowed, and forced into a bewildering variety of vessels that chum their ways in seas of semantic confusion. African philosophical studies has acquired and added to the many philosophical verbal transmogrifications that came originally from the Igbo of south-eastern Nigeria. In its turn, it has produced its own eccentric philosophical etymology, of which, perhaps the most striking example is Igwebuike philosophy. A reflection on Igwebuike philosophy reveals that it is a product of a meticulous and critical study of African philosophy. It is in this light that the scrupulous researcher would dissect the profound thinker behind the Igwebuike philosophy. In this book, scholars of different hues and academic endeavours have made excursus into the origin, originator, meaning and relevance of Igwebuike philosophy to contemporary African philosophical scholarship and African societies. Research shows that the brain behind Igwebuike philosophy that is gradually becoming a major part of African philosophical engagement is incontestably Prof Ikechukwu Anthony Kanu, O.S.A. Igwebuike itself is a philosophical principle that is drawn from African primordial practice of solidarity and complementarity; the works of professional African philosophers, African proverbs, African folk tales, African mythology, African symbols, African names and African songs. — Kanayo L. Nwadialor, Ph.D Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
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