The invention of Africa: Gnosis, philosophy and the order of knowledge
An order of concepts and discourses (Ladrière, 1979: 14-15). I have thus preferred to speak of African gnosis. J. Fabian used the notion of gnosis in his analysis of a charismatic movement 1969). In this book, the wider frame seems better suited to the range of problems addressed, all of which are based on preliminary question: to what extent can one speak of an African knowledge, and in what sense? Etymologically, gnosis is related to gnosko, which in the ancient Greek means “to know”.