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Routledge Studies on Religion in Africa and the Diaspora


About the Series

Books in this series examine the diverse religious traditions that are practiced by African people on the continent and in the diaspora.

Themes explored will include indigenous African religions, Christianity, Islam, religion in everyday life, syncretic religions, and religion in social, economic and political context, religion and ethnicity, religious institutions, new religious movements, spirituality, religious history, gender and sexuality and religion.

To submit a proposal for this series please contact Routledge African Studies editor Helena Hurd, [email protected]

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African Perspectives on Religion and Climate Change

African Perspectives on Religion and Climate Change

1st Edition

Edited By Ezra Chitando, Ernst M. Conradie, Susan M. Kilonzo
May 13, 2022

This book interrogates the contributions that religious traditions have made to climate change discussions within Africa, whether positive or negative. Drawing on a range of African contexts and religious traditions, the book provides concrete suggestions on how individuals and communities of faith...

Religion and the COVID-19 Pandemic in Southern Africa

Religion and the COVID-19 Pandemic in Southern Africa

1st Edition

Edited By Fortune Sibanda, Tenson Muyambo, Ezra Chitando
February 25, 2022

This book investigates the role of religion in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic in Southern Africa. Building on a diverse range of methodologies and disciplinary approaches, the book reflects on how religion, politics and health have interfaced in Southern African contexts, when faced with the ...

Race, Class and Christianity in South Africa Middle-Class Moralities

Race, Class and Christianity in South Africa: Middle-Class Moralities

1st Edition

By Ibrahim Abraham
August 20, 2021

This book explores the relationship between race and class among middle-class Christians in South Africa. The book provides a theoretically sophisticated and empirically rich study of middle-class Christians in contemporary South Africa, as they seek to live good lives and build a good society. ...

Personality Cult and Politics in Mugabe’s Zimbabwe

Personality Cult and Politics in Mugabe’s Zimbabwe

1st Edition

Edited By Ezra Chitando
July 07, 2020

This book approaches perceptions of Robert Gabriel Mugabe within Zimbabwe and beyond during his period in power and towards the end of his time in government. The book examines how Mugabe became the focus of a thriving personality cult, studying the argument that Mugabe could ...

Community and Trinity in Africa

Community and Trinity in Africa

1st Edition

By Ibrahim S. Bitrus
May 14, 2020

Community and Trinity in Africa recasts the African tradition of community from a theological perspective. Ibrahim S. Bitrus explains the new Trinitarian hermeneutics of God as the fundamental framework for constructing an authentic African tradition of community. The book explores the tripartite ...

Politics and Religion in Zimbabwe The Deification of Robert G. Mugabe

Politics and Religion in Zimbabwe: The Deification of Robert G. Mugabe

1st Edition

Edited By Ezra Chitando
May 05, 2020

This book illustrates how religion and ideology were used by Robert Mugabe to ward off opposition within his own party, in Zimbabwe and from the West. An interdisciplinary line up of contributors argue that Mugabe used a calculated narrative of deification – presenting himself as a ...

Contextualizing Eschatology in African Cultural and Religious Beliefs

Contextualizing Eschatology in African Cultural and Religious Beliefs

1st Edition

By Ibigbolade S. Aderibigbe
September 30, 2019

Contextualizing Eschatology in African Cultural and Religious Beliefs addresses the African consciousness and nuances of eschatological beliefs as part and parcel of the holistic African Indigenous worldviews within the context of the people's traditional heritage. The concept of eschatology is ...

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