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The Resource African religions : a very short introduction, Jacob K. Olupọna

African religions : a very short introduction, Jacob K. Olupọna

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African religions : a very short introduction
Title
African religions
Title remainder
a very short introduction
Statement of responsibility
Jacob K. Olupọna
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What are African religions? African Religions: A Very Short Introduction answers this question by examining primarily indigenous religious traditions on the African continent, as well as exploring Christianity and Islam. It focuses on the diversity of ethnic groups, languages, cultures, and worldviews, emphasizing the continent's regional diversity. Olupona examines a wide range of African religious traditions on their own terms and in their social, cultural, and political contexts. For example, the book moves beyond ethnographic descriptions and interpretations of core beliefs and practices to look at how African religion has engaged issues of socioeconomic development and power relations. --Publisher
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Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
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1951-
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Olupona, Jacob K.
Dewey number
299.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2400
LC item number
.O48 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Very short introductions
Series volume
377
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Religion and culture
  • Religion
  • Afrika
  • Religion
  • Religion and culture
  • Africa
  • Religion
  • Religion
Label
African religions : a very short introduction, Jacob K. Olupọna
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-141) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Worldview, cosmology, and myths of origin -- Gods, ancestors, and spirit beings -- Sacred authority : Divine kingship, priests, and diviners -- Ceremonies, festivals, and rituals -- Sacred arts and ritual performances -- Christianity and Islam in Africa -- African religions today
Control code
ocn839396781
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 152 pages
Isbn
9780199790586
Lccn
2013022473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40023476644
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o839396781
  • (OCoLC)839396781
Label
African religions : a very short introduction, Jacob K. Olupọna
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-141) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Worldview, cosmology, and myths of origin -- Gods, ancestors, and spirit beings -- Sacred authority : Divine kingship, priests, and diviners -- Ceremonies, festivals, and rituals -- Sacred arts and ritual performances -- Christianity and Islam in Africa -- African religions today
Control code
ocn839396781
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 152 pages
Isbn
9780199790586
Lccn
2013022473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40023476644
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o839396781
  • (OCoLC)839396781

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