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Title Religion in Africa : experience & expression / edited by Thomas D. Blakely, Walter E.A. van Beek, Dennis L. Thomson with the assistance of Linda Hunter Adams, Merrill E. Oates
Published London : J. Currey ; Portsmouth, N.H. : Heinemann, 1994
London : J. Currey ; Portsmouth, N.H. : Heinemann, ©1994


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Description xvi, 512 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Series Monograph series of the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies at Brigham Young University ; v. 4
Monograph series of the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies at Brigham Young University ; v. 4
Contents Translatability in Islam & in Christianity in Africa : a thematic approach / Lamin Sanneh -- Beginnings & encounters : Islam in East African contexts / Azim Nanji -- Cultural change & religious conversion in West Africa / Jon P. Kirby -- Christ in African folk theology : the Nganga paradigm / Matthew Schoffeleers -- African religion & Mormon doctrine : comparisons & commonalities / Dennis L. Thomson -- Ifa : a West African cosmological system / Wande Abimbola -- The promise of greatness : women & power in an Edo spirit possession cult / Paula Grishick Ben-Amos -- Candomble : a socio-political examination of African religion & art in Brazil / Mikelle Smith Omari -- Drums of affliction : real phenomenon or scholarly chimera? / John M. Janzen -- Archaeological & other prehistoric evidence of traditional African religious expression / Pierre de Maret -- The innocent sorcerer : coping with evil in two African societies (Kapsiki & Dogon) / Walter E.A. van Beek -- Myth & epic in Central Africa / Luc de Heusch -- Kimbanguism & the question of syncretism in Zaire / Wyatt MacGaffey -- Jamaa : a charismatic movement revisited / Johannes Fabian -- Protestant missions in Africa : the dialectic of conversion in the American Methodist Episcopal church in Eastern Zimbabwe, 1900-1950 / Terrence O. Ranger -- Prophetism, democharisma, & social change / Asmarom Legesse -- Gola womanhood & the limits of masculine omnipotence / Warren L. d'Azevedo -- Male & female secret societies among the Bafodea Limba of Northern Sierra Leone / Simon Ottenberg -- Bringing the extraordinary into the ordinary : music performance among the Kpelle of Liberia / Ruth M. Stone -- Ancestors, "witchcraft", & foregrounding the poetic : men's oratory & women's song-dance in Hemba Funerary performance / Pamela A.R. Blakely, Thomas D. Blakely
Summary 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
Analysis Africa
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 443-483) and index
Subject Religions -- Customs and practices.
Africa -- Civilization.
Africa -- Religion.
Africa -- Religious life.
Africa -- Social life and customs.
Africa South of the Sahara -- Religion.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Adams, Linda Hunter, editor
Beek, W. E. A. van, editor
Blakely, Thomas D. (Thomas Dustin), 1945- editor
Oates, Merrill E., editor
Thomson, Dennis L., 1935- editor
David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies.
LC no. 92030302
ISBN 0435080814
Other Titles Religion in Africa : experience and expression