Indigenous Religious Traditions and Modernity
Edited by Jacob K. Olupona
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Beyond Primitivism by Jacob K. Olupona
Book DescriptionWhat role do indigenous religions play in today's world? Beyond Primitivism is a complete appraisal of indigenous religions - faiths integrally connected to the cultures in which they originate, as distinct from global religions of conversion - as practised across America, Africa, Asia and the Pacific today. At a time when local traditions across the world are colliding with global culture, it explores the future of indigenous faiths as they encounter modernity and globalization. Beyond Primitivism argues that indigenous religions are not irrelevant in modern society, but are dynamic, progressive forces of continuing vitality and influence. Including essays on Haitian vodou, Korean shamanism and the Sri Lankan 'Wild Man', the contributors reveal the relevance of native religions to millions of believers worldwide, challenging the perception that indigenous faiths are vanishing from the face of the globe.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415273190
(246mm x 174mm x 26mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jacob K. Olupona
IFA Divination, Knowledge, Power, and Performance, Paperback (February 2016)
Papers from a conference held March 13-16, 2008 at Harvard University.
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.
African Immigrant Religions in America, Paperback (May 2007)» View all books by Jacob K. Olupona
African immigration to North America has been increasing. This title focuses on new understandings and insights concerning the presence and relevance of African immigrant religious communities in the US. It describes key social and historical aspects of African immigrant religion in the US and builds a conceptual framework for theory and analysis.
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