Religion in Africa Experience and Expression

ISBN-10: 0435080830

ISBN-13: 9780435080839

Edition: 1994

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This is the first major collection for over a decade on the subject of African religion. It is part of a continuous stock-taking solidly grounded in archival and field research in Africa and the African diaspora. This book provides the views of some of the most distinguished academics in the context of African history, anthropology, archaeology, politics, comparative religion, health and healing, languages and literatures, and the visual and performing arts.
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Book details

List price: $42.65
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 8/15/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 5.90" wide x 9.00" long x 1.28" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Dennis L. Thomson is professor of political science at Brigham Young University, where he recently served as Associate Academic Vice President. A former U.S. Foreign Service officer in Africa, he has taught at the University of Arizona and the State University of New York at Binghamton. He did his graduate work at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He publishes on public policy, ethnicity, and religion and politics.

Introduction
Religion and Its Translatability Translatability in Islam & in Christianity in Africa
Islam in East African Contexts
Cultural Change & Religious Conversion in West Africa
Christ in African Folk Theology
African Religion
Compared
Ifa: A West African Cosmological System
Comparisons over Time and Place Women & Power in an Edo Spirit Possession Cult
African Religion & Art in Brazil
Drums of Affliction: Real Phenomenon or Scholarly Chimera?
Archaeological Evidence of Traditional African Religious Expression
The Innocent Sorcerer: Coping with Evil in Two African Societies (Kapsiki & Dogon)
Myth & Epic in Central Africa
Instrumentality of Religion Kimbanguism & the Question of Syncretism in Zaire
Jamaa: A Charismatic Movement Revisited
The Dialectic of Conversion in the
E. Zimbabwe, 1900-1950
Prophetism & Social Change
Womanhood & the Limits of Masculine Omnipotence
Male & Female Secret Societies in Northern Sierra Leone
Music Performance among the Kpelle of Liberia
Stone Men's Oratory & Women's Song-Dance in Hemba Funerary Performance
Bibliography
Index
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