The Wiley-Blackwell companion to African religions / Edited by Elias Kifon Bongmba ; Foreword Jacob K. Olupona

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Subjects: Africa--Religion
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Material Type: Books
Language: English
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Published: Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012
Series: Wiley-Blackwell companions to religion
Wiley-Blackwell companions to religion
LC Classification: B, BL
Physical Description: 1 online resource
Alternate Titles: Print version: Wiley-Blackwell companion to African religions. (DLC) 2011047462 (OCoLC)757479073 Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012 9781405196901
Additional Authors: Bongmba, Elias Kifon, 1953-
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Notes: ISBN: 9781118255513 (electronic bk.)
ISBN: 1118255518 (electronic bk.)
ISBN: 9781118255537 (electronic bk.)
ISBN: 1118255534 (electronic bk.)
ISBN: 9781405196901
ISBN: 1405196904
9786613616203
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Summary: "The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to African Religions brings together a team of international scholars to create a single-volume resource on the religious beliefs and practices of the peoples in Africa. Offers broad coverage of issues relating to African religions, considering experiences in indigenous, Christian, and Islamic traditions across the continent Contributors are from a variety of fields, ensuring the volume offers multidisciplinary perspectives Explores methodological approaches to religion from anthropological, philosophical, and historical perspectives Provides insights into the historical developments in African religions, as well as contemporary issues such as the development of African-initiated churches, neo traditional religions, and Pentecostalism Discusses important topics at the intersection of culture and religion in Africa, including the arts, health, politics, globalization, gender relations, and the economy "-- Provided by publisher
Summary: "The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to African Religions presents multidisciplinary perspectives on the religious beliefs and practices of the peoples in Africa. The rich diversity of African religious traditions is revealed through contributions from renowned scholars from across a variety of fields. Initial essays focus on methodological approaches to religion from anthropological, philosophical, and historical perspectives. These are followed by articles addressing religious experiences in indigenous, Christian, and Islamic traditions across the continent. Collectively, the volume offers rich insights into both the historical developments in African religions and contemporary religious issues, including the development of African-initiated churches, neo traditional religions, Pentecostalism, African religions, and gender relations. A concluding section delves into important topics at the intersection of culture and religion in Africa, including the arts, health, politics, globalization, and the economy"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents: pt. 1. Methodological perspectives on African religions -- pt. 2. Interpreting religious pluralism -- pt. 3. Religion, culture, and society
OCLC Number: 781865219
ISBN/ISSN: 9781118255513
1118255518
9781118255537
1118255534
9781405196901
1405196904
9786613616203