African Traditions in the Study of Religion in Africa: Emerging Trends, Indigenous Spirituality and the Interface with Other World Religions

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Afeosemime Unuose Adogame, Ezra Chitando, Bolaji Bateye
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2012 - Religion - 264 pages
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The historiography of African religions and religions in Africa presents a shift from the study of 'Africa as object' to 'Africa as subject'. This book presents a multidisciplinary exploration of African traditions in the study of religion in Africa and the new African diaspora.
 

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Contents

A Critique
17
Challenges and Prospects of Teaching African Religion
35
Teaching African Traditional Religion at the University
53
Women Narrative Traditions and African Religious Thought
95
African Spirituality from Noise Dust Darkness and Dancing
109
and Sustainable Rural Development
119
Indigenous Healers in an African
135
A Case Study
149
Religious Innovation
161
Perceptions of Womens Health and Rights in Christian
175
Appropriating Christianity from
187
African Traditional Religion in the Study of the New Testament
205
A Survey
219
Folk Beliefs about Spiritual Power and Hinduism in Ghana
239
Index
259
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Dr. Afe Adogame teaches Religious Studies and World Christianity at the University of Edinburgh, UK. He is the General Secretary of the African Association for the Study of Religion (AASR). He is the author of Celestial Church of Christ: The Politics of Cultural Identity in a West African Prophetic-Charismatic Movement (1999); and co-edited European Traditions in the Study of Religion in Africa (2004); Religion in the Context of African Migration (2005); Unpacking the New: Critical Perspectives on Cultural Syncretization in Africa and Beyond (2008) and Christianity in Africa and the African Diaspora: The Appropriation of a Scattered Heritage (2008). Dr. Ezra Chitando teaches History and Phenomenology of Religion at the University of Zimbabwe. He also serves as a Consultant on HIV and AIDS for the World Council of Churches (WCC). He is the author of Singing Culture: A Study of Gospel Music in Zimbabwe (2002); Living with Hope: African Churches and HIV/AIDS. Vol. 1 (2007); Acting in Hope: African Churches and HIV/AIDS, Vol. 2 (2007) and Troubled but not Destroyed: African Theology and HIV (2009). Dr. Bolaji Bateye teaches Religious Studies and Gender Studies at Obafemi Awolowo University and she is a Resource Person at the OAU Centre for Gender and Social Policy Studies. Dr Bateye was a Leventis Scholar at the Centre for African Studies, SOAS, London in 2006. A budding scholar, widely published in books and journals including: 'Forging Identities: Women as Participants and Leaders in the Church among the Yoruba", Studies in World Christianity (2007); 'Paradigmatic Shift: Reconstruction of Female Leadership Roles in New Generation Churches in South-western Nigeria" in Afe Adogame, et al. (eds.) The Appropriation of a Shattered Heritage: Christianity in Africa and the African Diaspora. (2008).

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