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Christianity, Islam, and Oriṣa Religion: Three Traditions in Comparison and Interaction

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Book Series: The Anthropology of Christianity ISBN: 9780520285859 9780520961227 Year: Pages: 310 DOI: 10.1525/luminos.8 Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press
Subject: Ethnology --- Religion --- History
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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 oriṣa religion. In this comparative study, at once historical and anthropological, Peel explores the intertwined character of the three religions and the dense imbrication of religion in all aspects of Yoruba history up to the present. For over 400 years, the Yoruba have straddled two geocultural spheres: one reaching north over the Sahara to the world of Islam, the other linking them to the Euro-American world via the Atlantic. These two external spheres were the source of contrasting cultural influences, notably those emanating from the world religions. However, the Yoruba not only imported Islam and Christianity but also exported their own oriṣa religion to the New World. Before the voluntary modern diaspora that has brought many Yoruba to Europe and the Americas, tens of thousands were sold as slaves in the New World, bringing with them the worship of the oriṣa. Peel offers deep insight into important contemporary themes such as religious conversion, new religious movements, relations between world religions, the conditions of religious violence, the transnational flows of contemporary religion, and the interplay between tradition and the demands of an ever-changing present. In the process, he makes a major theoretical contribution to the anthropology of world religions."

The Frontier States of Western Yorubaland

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ISBN: 9789782015259 9791092312140 Year: Language: English
Publisher: IFRA-Nigeria
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IFRA Special Research Issue Vol. 1

ISBN: 9789788025139 9791092312201 Year: Language: English
Publisher: IFRA-Nigeria
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En sentido contrario : Transnacionalización de religiones africanas y latinoamericanas

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ISBN: 9782709925693 DOI: 10.4000/books.irdeditions.17274 Language: Spanish
Publisher: IRD Éditions
Subject: Social Sciences
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La globalización, en sus formas contemporáneas, tiene un impacto sin precedentes en el desplazamiento de prácticas religiosas que antes estuvieron profundamente ancladas en tradiciones, territorios y grupos sociales específicos, sobre todo etnonacionales. Esla obra examina los procesos de transnacionalización de diferentes religiones que recorren en sentido contrario las rutas y los intercambios entre África, Europa y América. Las etnografías contenidas en este volumen describen tradiciones religiosas que viajan en el equipaje de los migrantes para refundar comunidades diaspóricas; religiones afroamericanas que debido a su fama internacional ampliaron y transnacionalizaron su red de parentesco ritual dando paso a la iniciación de nuevos adeptos; misiones cristianas que emprenden la reconquista del viejo continente; circulación de ritos y símbolos en circuitos mercantiles globales que ofrecen segmentos de las tradiciones religiosas reconvertidas en mercancías artísticas, terapéuticas, mágicas y turísticas; y finalmente, fronteras que atravesaron y con ellas transnacionalizaron prácticas religiosas étnicas y nacionales. Todas estas dinámicas de movilización transnacional son objeto de estudios a partir de los cuales analizamos nuevas formas de crear redes, circuitos y liderazgos; pero también nuevos impulsos para fundar naciones imaginadas que atraviesan y trascienden los Estados-nación modernos.

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