Introduction: Theoretical explorations African religion

TitleIntroduction: Theoretical explorations African religion
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication1985
AuthorsW.M.J. van Binsbergen, and J.M. Schoffeleers
EditorW.M.J. van Binsbergen, and J.M. Schoffeleers
Secondary TitleTheoretical explorations in African religion
Pagination1 - 49
Date Published1985///
PublisherKegan Paul International
Place PublishedLondon
Publication Languageeng
Keywords1979, Africa, African studies, conference papers (form), Kenya, Kongo, religion, Senegal, Zimbabwe

This collection of papers on theoretical and methodological perspectives in the study of African religion is the outcome of a conference held at the African Studies Centre, Leiden, in 1979. It reviews the major classic and contemporary theoretical approaches to African religion. The individual papers deal with a variety of specific religions and locate them in their specific cultural, social and political context. These specific topics are used as stepping stones towards a converging theoretical perspective in which the various strands of contemporary religious research can be integrated. Contributors: Renaat Devisch (sub-Saharan Africa), Wauthier de Mahieu (Zaire), André Droogers (Africa), Johannes Fabian (sub-Saharan Africa), Matthew Schoffeleers (Malawi), Wim van Binsbergen (Tunisia), John M. Janzen (the Kongo tradition of coastal Equatorial Africa), Richard P. Werbner (Southern Africa), Terence O. Ranger (Zimbabwe), Robert Buijtenhuijs (Kenya), Christian Coulon (Senegal).

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