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dc.contributor.authorPeel, J.D.Y.
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-12 00:00:00
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T14:20:57Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T14:20:57Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier602283
dc.identifierOCN: 932330172en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/32857
dc.description.abstract"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."
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesThe Anthropology of Christianity
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HR Religion & beliefs::HRA Religion: general::HRAC Comparative religion
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HR Religion & beliefs::HRA Religion: general::HRAX History of religion
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHM Anthropology::JHMC Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography
dc.subject.otheryoruba people
dc.subject.otheryoruba religion
dc.subject.otherafrican history
dc.subject.otherafrican studies
dc.subject.otherChristianity
dc.subject.otherIbadan
dc.subject.otherIslam
dc.subject.otherMuslims
dc.subject.otherPentecostalism
dc.titleChristianity, Islam, and Oriṣa Religion: Three Traditions in Comparison and Interaction
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1525/luminos.8
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy72f3a53e-04bb-4d73-b921-22a29d903b3b
oapen.relation.isbn9780520961227
oapen.pages310
oapen.place.publicationOakland, California
oapen.remark.publicRelevant Wikipedia pages: Christianity - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christianity; Ibadan - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibadan; Islam - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam; Muslims - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslims; Pentecostalism - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentecostalism; Yoruba people - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoruba_people
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