Religion on the Move!: New Dynamics of Religious Expansion in a Globalizing World

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Afe Adogame, Shobana Shankar
BRILL, Nov 21, 2012 - Social Science - 478 pages
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How do religions spread in today s world, where Christian missions have lost influence and modern nations have replaced colonial empires? Religions on the Move is a collection of essays charting new religious expansions. Contemporary evangelists may be Nigerian, Korean, Brazilian or Congolese, working at the grassroots and outside the mainstream in Pentecostal, reformist Islamic, and Hindu spiritual currents. While transportation and media provide newfound mobility, the mission field may be next door, in Europe, North America, and within the South, where migrants from Africa, Asia, and Latin America settle. These essays, using perspectives from religious studies, ethnography, history and sociology, show that immigrants, women, and other disempowered peoples transmit their faiths from everywhere to everywhere, engaging in globalization from below.
 

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Contents

Exploring New Frontiers in Global Religious Dynamics
1
The Christian West and Postcolonial Mission Discourse
19
Missionaries in Comparative and CrossRegional Perspective
97
Disempowerment Deviance and Inequality
223
Immigrant Practices and Perspectives
339
Contributors
461
Index
467
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Afe Adogame, Ph.D. (1998), Bayreuth University, Germany is Associate Professor of Religious Studies/World Christianity at University of Edinburgh. He has published monographs, edited books on religion in Africa and the diaspora, including "Religion Crossing Boundaries" (2010), and "African Christian Diaspora" (2013). Shobana Shankar, Ph.D. (2003), University of California, Los Angeles, is Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Georgetown University. She has published on religion in Africa, including a monograph, "Who Shall Enter Paradise: Christian Missions and the Politics of Difference in Muslim Northern Nigeria." Contributors include: Afe Adogame, Shobana Shankar, Matthew Forrest Lowe, Dyron B. Daughrity, Janel Kragt Bakker, Rebecca Catto, Jonas Adelin J rgensen, Shuma Iwai, Albert Wuaku, Hakano Abdi Wario, Ramzi Ben Amara, Rebecca Y. Kim, Annalisa Butticci, Heidemarie Winkel, Anderson H M Jeremiah, Olufunke Adeboye, Mark Shaw, Marilia Fiorillo, Musa. O. Adeniyi, Dani lle Koning, Susanne Kr hnert-Othman, Philip Wingeier-Rayo, Matthew Kustenbauder, Damien Mottier, and Bolaji Bateye.

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