African Immigrant Religions in America
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African Immigrant Religions in America by Jacob K. Olupona
Book DescriptionAfrican immigration to North America has been rapidly increasing. Yet, little has been written about this significant group of immigrants and the particular religious traditions that they are transplanting on our shores, as scholars continue largely to focus instead on immigrants from Europe and Asia. African Immigrant Religions in America focuses on new understandings and insights concerning the presence and relevance of African immigrant religious communities in the United States. It explores the profound significance of religion in the lives of immigrants and the relevance of these growing communities for U.S. social life. It describes key social and historical aspects of African immigrant religion in the U.S. and builds a conceptual framework for theory and analysis. The volume broadens our understandings of the ways in which new immigration is changing the face of Christianity in the U.S. and adds needed breadth to the study of the black church, incorporating the experiences of African immigrant religious communities in America.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780814762127
(5830mm x 3895mm x 22mm)
Imprint: New York University Press
Publisher: New York University Press
Publish Date: 1-May-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jacob K. Olupona
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African Religions: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback (March 2014)
African Religions examines religious traditions on the African continent and diaspora. It focuses on the diversity of people, ethnic groups, languages, cultures, ethos, and worldviews. The book provides balanced and in-depth material that enables the reader to comprehend the breadth, depth, and range of African religious traditions.
City of 201 Gods, Paperback (December 2011)
Focuses on one of the most important religious centers in Africa and in the world: the Yoruba city of Ile-Ife in southwest Nigeria. This title presents a study of the spiritual and cultural center of the Yoruba religion, tells how the city went from great prominence to near obliteration and then rose again as a contemporary city of gods.
Beyond Primitivism, Hardback (October 2003)» View all books by Jacob K. Olupona
At a time when local traditions across the world are forcibly colliding with global culture, Beyond Primitivism explores the future of indigenous religions as they encounter modernity and globalisation.
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Author Biography - Jacob K. Olupona
Jacob K. Olupona is Professor of African and African American studies, Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Professor of African Religious Traditions, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University. His publications include African Traditional Religions in Contemporary Society; African Spirituality: Forms, Meanings, and Expressions; and Beyond Primitivism: Indigenous Religions and Modernity. Regina Gemignani is a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Davis.
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