African traditions in the study of religion, diaspora and gendered societies : essays in honour of Jacob Kehinde Olupona
- edited by Afe Adogame, Ezra Chitando, Bolaji Bateye.
- Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2013.
- Physical description
- xiv, 192 p. ; 24 cm.
- Vitality of indigenous religions.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Preface-- Introduction: African traditions in the study of religion in Africa: contending with gender, the vitality of indigenous religions and diaspora--
- Section I Religion and Society, Religion in Society: Approaches to peacemaking in Africa: Obuntu perspectives from Western Kenya-- Religious pluralism and secularization in the Nigerian religious sphere-- Faith, spiritualism and materialism: understanding the interfaces of religion and economy in Nigeria-- Towards a civil religion in Nigeria-- The tradition of ancestral veneration manifesting in national symbols: a study of its implication for national integration and moral transformation in Nigeria-- The concept of expiatory sacrifice in the early Church and in African indigenous religious traditions.
- Section II Diaspora, Youth and gender dynamics: Researching African immigrant religions: boundaries, belonging and access-- Aini obinrin ko see dake lasan, bi a dake lasan, enu nii yo ni: women's leadership roles in Alad ra churches in Nigeria and the USA-- The place of second generation youth in West Indian Pentecostalism in the diaspora - New York and London-- Religion and masculinities in Africa: an opportunity for Africanization-- Rethinking women, nature and ritual purity in Yoruba religious traditions-- Partnership and the exercise of power in Nigerian churches-- The Northern Nigerian Muslim woman: between economic crisis and religious puritanism-- Index.
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The historiography of African religions and religions in Africa presents a remarkable shift from the study of 'Africa as Object' to 'Africa as Subject', thus translating the subject from obscurity into the global community of the academic study of religion. This book presents a unique multidisciplinary exploration of African Traditions in the Study of Religion, Diaspora, and Gendered Societies. The book is structured under two main sections. The first provides new insights into the interface between Religion and Society, Religion in Society. The African Diaspora, and the categories of Youth and Gender have not featured prominently in studies on religion in Africa, the second section reflect this reality by focusing on Diaspora, Youth and Gender Dynamics. Contributors drawn from diverse African and global contexts situate current scholarly traditions of the study of African religions within the purview of academic encounter and exchanges with non-African scholars and non-African contexts. African scholars enrich the study of religions from their respective academic and methodological orientations. Jacob Kehinde Olupona stands out as a pioneer in the socio-scientific interpretation of African indigenous religion and religions in Africa and the new African Diaspora. This book is to his honour and marks his immense contribution to an emerging field of study and research.
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- Vitality of indigenous religions
- "Book two."
- Companion volume to: African traditions in the study of religion in Africa / edited by Afe Adogame, Ezra Chitando, Bolaji Bateye. Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2012.
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- African traditions in the study of religion in Africa.
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