1st Edition

From Primitive to Indigenous
The Academic Study of Indigenous Religions

ISBN 9781138265110
Published February 27, 2017 by Routledge
206 Pages

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Book Description

The academic study of Indigenous Religions developed historically from missiological and anthropological sources, but little analysis has been devoted to this classification within departments of religious studies. Evaluating this assumption in the light of case studies drawn from Zimbabwe, Alaska and shamanic traditions, and in view of current debates over 'primitivism', James Cox mounts a defence for the scholarly use of the category 'Indigenous Religions'.



James L. Cox is Professor of Religious Studies in the School of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh, UK.


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