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Christianity, Islam, and Oriṣa-religion : three traditions in comparison and interaction

Author: J D Y Peel
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016] ©2016
Series: Anthropology of Christianity, 18.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria are exceptional for the copresence among them of three religious traditions: Islam, Christianity, and the indigenous orisa-religion. In this strongly comparative study, at once historical and anthropological, Peel explores the intertwined character of the three religions and the dense imbrication of religion in all other aspects of Yoruba history up to the present. For over 400  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Peel, J.D.Y. (John David Yeadon), 1941-
Christianity, Islam, and Oriṣa religion: three traditions in comparison and interaction.
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2015036945
(OCoLC)936010014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J D Y Peel
ISBN: 9780520961227 0520961226
OCLC Number: 932330172
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 296 pages)
Contents: History, culture and the comparative method: a West African puzzle --
Two pastors and their histories: Samuel Johnson and C.C. Reindorf --
A comparative analysis of Ogun in pre-colonial Yorubaland --
Modes of religiosity in West Africa --
Post-socialism, post-colonialism, Pentecostalism --
Context, tradition and the anthropology of world religions --
Conversion and community among the Yoruba --
Yoruba ethnogenesis and the trajectory of Islam --
A century of interplay between Christianity and Islam --
Pentecostalism and Salafism in Nigeria: mirror-images? --
The three circles of Yoruba religion.
Series Title: Anthropology of Christianity, 18.
Responsibility: J.D.Y. Peel.

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Explores the intertwined character of the three religions and the dense imbrication of religion in all aspects of Yoruba history up to the present. This title offers an insight into important  Read more...
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"Stimulating... a welcome contribution to our knowledge of Yoruba Islam." * The International Journal of African Historical Studies * "Clearly written, cogently argued, and offering deep insights Read more...

 
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