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New Trends and Developments in African Religions (Hardback)
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New Trends and Developments in African Religions (Hardback)

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Hardback 328 Pages / Published: 28/10/1998
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African religions, as well as those religions that derive much of their cosmology, beliefs, and rituals from African religions, are becoming more international in scope and appeal. Yet they continue to be viewed either as indiscriminately adaptable or as static traditions. Neither view suggests much spiritual or psychological value outside their original milieu when compared with the so-called world religions. The chapters in this volume focus on African and African-derived religions, and challenge many of these positions. They examine how these religions display themselves in the contemporary world, particularly in the Americas, the Caribbean, and Europe. These religions' continued dynamism and their relationship with other religious traditions, especially through the process of syncretism, are also explored. This multidisciplinary collection makes a major contribution not only to a better understanding of African and African-derived religions, but it also contributes to the wider and ongoing debate on syncretism that continues to engage those in anthropology, history, and sociology of religion.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313301285
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 622 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"New Trends and Developments in African Religions is certainly one of the most important books published in recent years about African and world-wide religions which derive their cosmology, ideology, rituals, and ethos from African religions."-Journal of Contemporary Religion
"[T]his is an excellent resource for comparing the varied forms of African Dispora religiosity."-Religious Studies Review
" T his is an excellent resource for comparing the varied forms of African Dispora religiosity."-Religious Studies Review
?[T]his is an excellent resource for comparing the varied forms of African Dispora religiosity.?-Religious Studies Review
?New Trends and Developments in African Religions is certainly one of the most important books published in recent years about African and world-wide religions which derive their cosmology, ideology, rituals, and ethos from African religions.?-Journal of Contemporary Religion

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