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African Religions

ISBN-10: 1405196904

ISBN-13: 9781405196901

Edition: 2012

Authors: Elias Kifon Bongmba

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African Religions are not a homogenous group and there is no single defining feature. However, there are similarities and these traditional religions continue to survive and prosper many years after the first missionaries appeared. In this book, Elias Bongmba examines the colourful and dynamic religions of sub-Saharan communities such as the Wimbum, Yoruba, Zulu, Kikuyu, Ashanti, Dogon and Kongo. He adopts an interdisciplinary approach to the discussion of rituals, spirit possession, sacred space and death and immortality and considers the contribution made by African Religions and the challenges that lie ahead, particularly the HIV/AIDS crisis. Create new blurb: Additional Promotions ANZ Blurb Author Promotion Form Blurb Cover Blurb Short Blurb Web Coltrane Author details Coltrane Full Title Contents Short Pre Pub Reviews Proposal Author Blurb Proposal Main Blurb Readership Review List Review Quotes For Publicity Special Features Website AnnouncementClick to create Blurb from list above
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Book details

List price: $134.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/19/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 628
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.662
Language: English

Notes on Contributors
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Methodological Perspectives on African Religions
Methodological Views on African Religions
Philosophy of Religion on African Ways of Believing
Neo-Protestant Ethics and the Spirit of Capitalism: Perspectives from the Social Sciences
Divination in Africa
Orality, Literature, and African Religions
African Rituals
Postcolonial Feminist Perspectives on African Religions
Religion and the Environment
Christianity in Africa: From African Independent to Pentecostal-Charismatic Churches
Interpreting Religious Pluralism
Neo-tradltional Religions
Spirit Possession in Africa
Christian Missions in Africa
Christianity in Africa
Coptic Christianity
The Ethiopian Orthodox Church
African Theology
The Church and Women in Africa
Feminist Theologies in Africa
Church and Reconciliation
Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements in Modern Africa
African Initiated Churches in the Diaspora
Islam in Africa
Women in Islam: Between Sufism and Reform in Senegal
Islam and Modernity
Jihad
Shari' a in Muslim Africa
Hinduism in South Africa
Religion, Culture, and Society
Religion and Art in Ile-Ife
Sufi Arts: Engaging Islam through Works of Contemporary Art in Senegal
Religion, Health, and the Economy
Religion, Illness, and Healing
Religion and Politics in Africa
Religion and Development
Religion, Media, and Conflict in Africa
Gospel Music in Africa
Religion and Globalization
Religion and Same Sex Relations in Africa
Bibliography
Index