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  • Religion, Culture and Spirituality in Africa and the African Diaspora

    Edited by William Ackah, Jualynne E. Dodson, R. Drew Smith

    Religion, Culture and Spirituality in Africa and the African Diaspora explores the ways in which religious ideas and beliefs continue to play a crucial role in the lives of people of African descent. The chapters in this volume use historical and contemporary examples to show how people of African…

    Hardback – 2017-10-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • The Origins of Religion

    By Rafael Karsten

    This book, first published in 1935, collects together material on the origins of religion from two very different sources. South America, where the author spent six years studying the religious beliefs and customs of several Indian tribes representing different stages of culture; and the…

    Paperback – 2017-09-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Anthropology of Religion

  • The African Diaspora in India

    Assimilation, Change and Cultural Survivals

    By Purnima Mehta Bhatt

    This book explores the understudied and often overlooked subject of African presence in India. It focuses on the so-called Sidis, Siddis or Habshis who occupy a unique place in Indian history. The Sidis comprise scattered communities of people of African descent who travelled and settled along the…

    Hardback – 2017-09-15 
    Routledge India

  • The Rastafari Movement

    A North American and Caribbean Perspective

    By Michael Barnett

    The Rastafari Movement: A North American and Caribbean Perspective provides a historical and ideological overview of the Rastafari movement in the context of its early beginnings in the island of Jamaica and its eventual establishment in other geographic locations. Building on previous scholarship…

    Paperback – 2017-09-12 
    Routledge

  • Community and Trinity in Africa

    By Ibrahim S. Bitrus

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-08-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies on Religion in Africa and the Diaspora

  • When the Golden Bough Breaks

    Structuralism or Typology?

    By Peter Munz

    This original, provocative study, first published in 1973, presents a new method of interpretation of mythology, and reveals the wide-ranging implications of this universal phenomenon for many disciplines. The volume begins with a sympathetic but critical examination of Lévi-Strauss’s…

    Paperback – 2017-08-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Anthropology of Religion

  • The 'Soul' of the Primitive

    By Lucien Lévy-Bruhl

    The object of this book, first published in 1928, is a study of the ways in which those who were once called ‘primitives’ conceive of their own individuality. The author inquires into the notions they possess of their life-principle, their soul, and their personality, often encountering that many…

    Paperback – 2017-08-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Anthropology of Religion

  • Primitive Ritual and Belief

    An Anthropological Essay

    By E.O. James

    This book, first published in 1917, investigates the rites and beliefs of people who had remained in a ‘primitive’ state of culture throughout the ages. Special attention was paid to the ritual and mythology of the Aborigines of Australia, in what was then some of the first studies of their beliefs.…

    Paperback – 2017-08-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Anthropology of Religion

  • The Concept of Deity

    A Comparative and Historical Study. The Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion in the University of Oxford

    By E.O. James

    For good or ill, most, if not all, of the great institutions which have formed the framework of society have had their roots in the idea of Deity as a beneficent providential order of transcendental reality. In being handed down through countless generations the beliefs, concepts and customs have…

    Paperback – 2017-08-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Anthropology of Religion

  • The Beginnings of Religion

    An introductory and Scientific Study

    By E.O. James

    In this book, first published in 1948, an attempt has been made to provide an intelligible introduction to a somewhat complex aspect of scientific inquiry. And secondly, to construct a background of ‘primitive’ ritual and belief against which the more developed religions can be placed. This book is…

    Paperback – 2017-08-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Anthropology of Religion

  • Between the Lines

    Africa in Western Spirituality, Philosophy, and Literary Theory

    By A. Lassissi Odjo

    Africa’s history has been misrepresented by the outside world, especially by the Judeo-Christian West. An awareness of such a bias in historiographical discourse explains much of the difficulty Africans and peoples of African descent have in formulating a viable identity in intellectual discourse.…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge
    African Studies

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