E-books: African Religion

  • Mambila Divination: Framing Questions, Constructing Answers book cover

    Mambila Divination

    Framing Questions, Constructing Answers, 1st Edition

    By David Zeitlyn

    This book offers a major contribution to the study and analysis of divination, based on continuing fieldwork with the Mambila in Cameroon. It seeks to return attention to the details of divinatory practice, using the questions asked and life histories to help understand the perspective of the…

    eBook – 2020-02-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Africanizing African Legal Ethics book cover

    Africanizing African Legal Ethics

    1st Edition

    By John Murungi

    This book is a philosophical inquiry into indigenous African legal ethics, asking what is African about African legal ethics? Taking us beyond a geographical understanding of Africa, the author argues for an African legal ethics that is distinct from non-African African legal ethics which are…

    eBook – 2019-12-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in African Philosophy

  • The Fourth Pentecostal Wave in South Africa: A Critical Engagement book cover

    The Fourth Pentecostal Wave in South Africa

    A Critical Engagement, 1st Edition

    By Solomon Kgatle

    This book critically examines contemporary Pentecostalism in South Africa and its influence on some of the countries that surround it. Pentecostalism plays a significant role in the religious life of this region and so evaluating its impact is key to understanding how religion functions in…

    eBook – 2019-11-27
    Routledge
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • Contextualizing Eschatology in African Cultural and Religious Beliefs book cover

    Contextualizing Eschatology in African Cultural and Religious Beliefs

    1st Edition

    By Ibigbolade S. Aderibigbe

    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…

    eBook – 2019-09-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies on Religion in Africa and the Diaspora

  • Yoruba Oral Tradition in Islamic Nigeria: A History of Dàdàkúàdá book cover

    Yoruba Oral Tradition in Islamic Nigeria

    A History of Dàdàkúàdá, 1st Edition

    By Abdul-Rasheed Na'Allah

    This book traces Dàdàkúàdá’s history and artistic vision and discusses its vibrancy as the most popular traditional Yoruba oral art form in Islamic Africa. Foregrounding the role of Dàdàkúàdá in Ilorin, and of Ilorin in Dàdàkúàdá the book covers the history, cultural identity, performance…

    eBook – 2019-06-28
    Routledge
    Global Africa

  • Identity, Spirit and Freedom in the Atlantic World: The Gold Coast and the African Diaspora book cover

    Identity, Spirit and Freedom in the Atlantic World

    The Gold Coast and the African Diaspora, 1st Edition

    By Robert Hanserd

    This book applies oral, archival and other interdisciplinary evidence from West Africa and the Americas to analyses of new world Maroons, slaves and free blacks, examining a "Gold Coast" entrepot of Akan, Ga, Guan and other peoples in an Atlantic era of non-linear, mutable intersection of contested…

    eBook – 2019-06-12
    Routledge
    Routledge African Studies

  • Narratives of Obeah in West Indian Literature: Moving through the Margins book cover

    Narratives of Obeah in West Indian Literature

    Moving through the Margins, 1st Edition

    By Janelle Rodriques

    This book explores representations of Obeah – a name used in the English/Creole-speaking Caribbean to describe various African-derived, syncretic Caribbean religious practices – across a range of prose fictions published in the twentieth century by West Indian authors. In the Caribbean and its…

    eBook – 2019-04-05
    Routledge

  • Religions in Contemporary Africa: An Introduction book cover

    Religions in Contemporary Africa

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Laura S. Grillo, Adriaan van Klinken, Hassan J. Ndzovu

    Religions in Contemporary Africa is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the three main religious traditions on the African continent, African indigenous religions, Christianity and Islam. The book provides a historical overview of these important traditions and focuses on the roles they…

    eBook – 2019-03-28
    Routledge

  • Religion and Human Security in Africa book cover

    Religion and Human Security in Africa

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ezra Chitando, Joram Tarusarira

    Across diverse countries and contexts in Africa, religion has direct implications for human security. While some individuals and groups seek to manipulate and control through the deployment of religion, religious belief is also a common facet of those working towards peace and reconciliation.…

    eBook – 2019-01-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Debating African Philosophy: Perspectives on Identity, Decolonial Ethics and Comparative Philosophy book cover

    Debating African Philosophy

    Perspectives on Identity, Decolonial Ethics and Comparative Philosophy, 1st Edition

    Edited by George Hull

    In African countries there has been a surge of intellectual interest in foregrounding ideas and thinkers of African origin—in philosophy as in other disciplines—that have been unjustly ignored or marginalized. African scholars have demonstrated that precolonial African cultures generated ideas and…

    eBook – 2018-11-21
    Routledge

  • African Philosophy and the Otherness of Albinism: White Skin, Black Race book cover

    African Philosophy and the Otherness of Albinism

    White Skin, Black Race, 1st Edition

    By Elvis Imafidon

    Albinism is one of the foremost disability and public health issues in Africa today. It often makes headlines in local, national and international medias and forms the basis for intense advocacy at all levels. This is primarily due to the harmful representations of persons with albinism deeply…

    eBook – 2018-10-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in African Philosophy

  • Unfolding Narratives of Ubuntu in Southern Africa book cover

    Unfolding Narratives of Ubuntu in Southern Africa

    1st Edition

    Edited by Julian Müller, John Eliastam, Sheila Trahar

    Ubuntu is the African idea of personhood: persons depend on other persons in order to be. This is summarised in the expression: umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu, that is, a person is a person through persons. This edited collection illustrates the power of fictionalised representation in reporting research…

    eBook – 2018-07-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Africa

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