Robin W. G. Horton

Robin Horton (born 1932), an English social anthropologist and philosopher, has carried out specialised study in comparative religion since the 1950s which has challenged and expanded views in the study of the anthropology of religion. He is notable for his comparison of traditional thought systems (including religion) to Western science. This formed the basis for his analysis of African thought that he published in two instalments in 1967. His work continues to be viewed as important in understanding traditional African religious approaches. For more than four decades Horton has lived in Africa, where he continues to conduct research on African indigenous religions, magic, mythology and rituals. During 40 years of residence in Africa, he has worked as a researcher and a professor of philosophy and religion at several universities, including the University of Port Harcourt in Rivers State, Nigeria, and the University of Ife in Osun State, Nigeria. Provided by Wikipedia

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by Horton, Robin
Published 1966
Royal Anthropological Institute