Professor Edward Geoffrey Simons Parrinder was educated at Richmond College (London) and Faculte Libre de Theologie Protestante (Montpellier). He became Professor of Comparative Study of Religions, at King's College (University of London). He is also the author of West African Religion (1949), African Ideas of God (1961), Religion in Africa (1969), Avatar and Incarnation (1970), The Indestructible Soul (1973), The Wisdom of the Forest (1975), Encountering World Religions (1987) and A Concise Encyclopedia of Christianity (1998).
1. Introductory 2. The African Philosophy of Life 3. The Body and its Powers 4. The Personality-Soul 5. The Spirit 6. Guardian Genius, or Over-Soul 7. Spirits of the Departed 8. Ghostly Apparitions 9. After-Life and Judgement 10. Reincarnation 11. Metamorphosis 12. Animal and Plant Souls 13. Injury to the Soul 14. Possession 15. Dreams 16. The Influence of Egypt and Islam 17. The Development of Religion Index of Proper Names Index of Subjects