Hindu Gods in West Africa

Ghanaian Devotees of Shiva and Krishna

by Albert Kafui Wuaku (Florida International University, Miami, USA)

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€134,00
$174.00
ISBN13: 
9789004244887
E-ISBN: 
9789004255715
Publication Date: 
July 2013
Format: 
Hardback
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ISSN: 
0169-9814
Volume: 
42

By Tomas Sundnes Drønen (School of Mission and Theology, Stavanger, Norway)

The global aspects of the new Pentecostal churches in northern Cameroon are in this volume discussed through descriptions of the movement's relationship with mainline churches, traditional religion, and Islam.
Series: 
Volume: 
41
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004244894
Publication date: 
January 2013

by Hilde Nielssen

Exploring the rich world of tromba spirit possession in eastern Madagascar, this book offers a fresh perspective on questions of how rituals work and how they affect and constitute human realities.
Series: 
Volume: 
40
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004215245
Publication date: 
October 2011

by Anthony A. Lee

One million Baha'is live in africa. This is the first academic volume to explore the history of this movement on the continent. The book discusses the diverse and contractivory American, Iranian, British, and African contributions to this new religious movement.
Series: 
Volume: 
39
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004206847
Publication date: 
October 2011

Maria Frahm-Arp, St. Augustine College, Johannesburg, South Africa

This book offers an exploration into the interconnections between career success and religiosity as it examines the role of Pentecostal Charismatic Christianity in the work experiences of young, professional, black women who are becoming part of the post-apartheid South African middle class.
Series: 
Volume: 
38
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004168756
Publication date: 
April 2010

By Ludovic Lado

Through an ethnographic study of a Charismatic movement in Cameroon and Paris, the book explores the dialectics between ‘Pentecostalization’ and ‘Africanization’ within contemporary African Catholicism. It appears that both processes pursue, although for different purposes...
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Volume: 
37
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004168985
Publication date: 
April 2009

Edited by Felicitas Becker and Wenzel Geissler

This volume explores, through anthropological and historical case studies from different parts of Africa, how AIDS is understood, confronted and lived with through religious ideas and practices, and how these, in turn, are reinterpreted and changed by the experience of AIDS.
Series: 
Volume: 
36
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004164000
Publication date: 
February 2009

Emma Wild-Wood

Through oral history research in Congo this book studies the reconfiguration of Christian identity during migration. It examines the intersection of contemporary influences upon group expressions of identity. It demonstrates how religious affiliation aids a sense of belonging.
Series: 
Volume: 
35
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004164642
Publication date: 
August 2008

Pamela Welch

A history of the Anglican diocese of Mashonaland/Southern Rhodesia, 1890-925, which provides a fresh general narrative and a particular study of the church's work with white settlers and their religion, examined against both an imperial and a world-wide ecclesiastical background.
Series: 
Volume: 
34
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004167469
Publication date: 
October 2008

Edited by Stephan Palmié

Until recently, African Americanist scholarship has been dominated by programmatic searches for African origins. This book aims to transcend this research agenda by exploring the ritual and discursive production and reproduction of conceptions of Africa and Africanity in the Americas.
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Volume: 
33
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004164727
Publication date: 
May 2008

Edited by Hans de Wit and Gerald O. West

Addressing an urgent and deeply felt need for more dialogue between interpreters of the Bible from radically different contexts, this book reflects in a comprehensive and existential manner on how to establish new alliances, how to learn from each other, and how to read Scripture in a manner...
Series: 
Volume: 
32
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004166561
Publication date: 
June 2008

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