African & African Diaspora Religions Products

  • Spiritual and Social Transformation in African American Spiritual Churches

    More than Conjurers

    By Margarita Simon Guillory

    At the core of African American religion’s response to social inequalities has been a symbiotic relationship between socio-political activism and spiritual restoration. Drawing on archival material and ethnographic fieldwork with African American Spiritual Churches in the USA, this book examines…

    Hardback – 2018-01-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Praising His Name In The Dance

    Spirit Possession in the Spiritual Baptist Faith and Orisha Work in Trinidad, West Indies

    By Kenneth Anthony Lum

    The author provides a detailed portrait of the Spiritual Baptist Faith and Orisha Work, two religions that share a common basis in the traditional religion of the Yoruba in West Africa. Specifically, the author studies the phenomenon of spirit possession, an integral aspect of worship in both…

    Paperback – 2017-12-20 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • 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 – 2017-10-06
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2017-09-06
    Routledge India

  • 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 – 2017-08-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies on Religion in Africa and the Diaspora

  • Egalitarian Revolution in the Savanna

    The Origins of a West African Political System

    By Stephen A. Dueppen

    Many West African societies have egalitarian political systems, with non-centralised distributions of power. 'Egalitarian Revolution in the Savanna' analyses a wide range of archaeological data to explore the development of such societies. The volume offers a detailed case study of the village…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge
    Approaches to Anthropological Archaeology

  • New Perspectives on the Nation of Islam

    Edited by Dawn-Marie Gibson, Herbert Berg

    New Perspectives on the Nation of Islam contributes to the ongoing dialogue about the nature and influence of the Nation of Islam (NOI), bringing fresh insights to areas that have previously been overlooked in the scholarship of Elijah Muhammad’s NOI, the Imam W.D. Mohammed community and Louis…

    Hardback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Religion, Migration, and Mobility

    The Brazilian Experience

    Edited by Cristina Maria de Castro, Andrew Dawson

    Focusing on migration and mobility, this edited collection examines the religious landscape of Brazil as populated and shaped by transnational flows and domestic migratory movements. Bringing together interdisciplinary perspectives on migration and religion, this book argues that Brazil’s diverse…

    Hardback – 2017-02-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Religion, Diaspora and Cultural Identity

    A Reader in the Anglophone Caribbean

    By J.W. Pulis

    Although the religions of the Caribbean have been a subject of popular media, there have been few ethnographic publications. This text is a much-needed and long overdue addition to Caribbean studies and the exploration of ideas, beliefs, and religious practices of Caribbean folk in diaspora and at…

    Paperback – 2016-08-04
    Routledge

  • Religions of South Africa (Routledge Revivals)

    By David Chidester

    First published in 1992, this title explores the religious diversity of South Africa, organizing it into a single coherent narrative and providing the first comparative study and introduction to the topic. David Chidester emphasizes the fact that the complex distinctive character of South African…

    Hardback – 2014-03-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Ritual and Belief in Morocco: Vol. I (Routledge Revivals)

    By Edward Westermarck

    Between the years of 1898 and 1926, Edward Westermarck spent a total of seven years in Morocco, visiting towns and tribes in different parts of the country, meeting local people and learning about their language and culture; his findings are noted in this two-volume set, first published in 1926.…

    Hardback – 2013-08-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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