Theoretical explorations in African religion

TitleTheoretical explorations in African religion
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1985
Series EditorW.M.J. van Binsbergen, and J.M. Schoffeleers
Series titleMonographs from the African Studies Centre
Pagination1 - 389
Date Published1985///
PublisherKPI, Kegan Paul International
Place PublishedLondon [etc.]
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number0-7103-0049-2
Keywords1979, Africa, African studies, conference papers (form), Kenya, Kongo, religion, Senegal, Tunisia, 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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