Religion in Calabar: The Religious Life and History of a Nigerian Town

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Walter de Gruyter, 1989 - History - 481 pages
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The series Religion and Society (RS) contributes to the exploration of religions as social systems– both in Western and non-Western societies; in particular, it examines religions in their differentiation from, and intersection with, other cultural systems, such as art, economy, law and politics. Due attention is given to paradigmatic case or comparative studies that exhibit a clear theoretical orientation with the empirical and historical data of religion and such aspects of religion as ritual, the religious imagination, constructions of tradition, iconography, or media. In addition, the formation of religious communities, their construction of identity, and their relation to society and the wider public are key issues of this series.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Old Calabar
19
Missionary Beginnings
57
Religious Pluralization
95
NonIndigenous and Institutional Religion
135
Islam
141
Indigenous and Institutional Religion
179
Institutional Distribution
215
Religion in the Media
293
Unity in Diversity Themes and Developments
325
Conclusion
361
Methods
369
Chronology
375
Data File on the Religious Institutions
383
Books and Articles Relating to Calabar
435
Comparative and Theoretical Works
449

Institutional Interaction
239
Popular Religion
257

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