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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to African Religions

Edited by: Elias Kifon Bongmba and Jacob K. Olupona
eISBN: 9781405196901
Print publication date: 2012

Subject Religion » African Religions

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405196901.2012.x

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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to African Religions

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to African Religions presents multidisciplinary perspectives on the religious beliefs and practices of the peoples in Africa. The rich diversity of African religious traditions is revealed through contributions from renowned scholars from across a variety of fields. Initial essays focus on methodological approaches to religion from anthropological, philosophical, and historical perspectives. These are followed by chapters addressing religious experiences in indigenous, Christian, and Islamic traditions across the continent.

Collectively, the volume offers rich insights into both the historical developments in African religions and contemporary religious issues, including the development of African-initiated churches, neo-traditional religions, Pentecostalism, African indigenous religions, and gender relations. A concluding section delves into important topics at the intersection of culture and religion in Africa, including the arts, health, politics, globalization, and the economy.

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Bongmba, Elias Kifon and Jacob K. Olupona (eds). The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to African Religions. Blackwell Publishing, 2012. Blackwell Reference Online. 23 July 2018 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9781405196901_9781405196901>

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