HomeLUMINAvol. 22 no. 2 (2011)

A Primal Perspective on the Philosophy of Religion

Helen Adekunbi Labeodan

Discipline: Religion



The term primal is very apt for the description of the religions to be discussed in this book; any other term would have been derogatory and would most likely not go down well with the owners of these religions. Arvind Sharma has been able to show that primal religions have survived despite all odds and that these religions’ life ultimate purpose is the creation of a meaningful order through initiation of the celestial model, transmitted by myths and celebrated in rituals. 

This book has shown and also corrected the notion that, though the primal religions belong to nonliterate cultures, it is not an indicative that they do not have a philosophy.