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Overview What is Pa divination in Nigeria? Who or what is Mami Water? Does a single African spirituality exist across all indigenous cultures, even after their contact with Western religions such as Christianity? In this illustrated book, a perfect introduction to the fascinating world of African religion, spirituality, and cosmology, writers from Margaret R. Miles and Kathleen O'Brien Wicker to Ogbu Kalu and Abdulkader I. Tayob lead us into discussions of the diversity of African spiritual traditions and the forms and patterns that link them. Special topics include Dagbamba, Haitian Vodun, shrines, divination, candomble, and Sufism and the role of Islam.
Citations And Professional Reviews African Spirituality: Forms, Meanings and Expressions (World Spirituality) by Jacob K. Olupona has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Choice - 05/01/2001 page 1641
Library Journal - 11/15/2000 page 73
Foreword - 01/01/2001 page 86
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Studio: The Crossroad Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.22" Width: 6.15" Height: 1.24" Weight: 1.6 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2001
Publisher Herder & Herder
Series World Spirituality
ISBN 0824507800 ISBN13 9780824507800
Availability 0 units.
More About Jacob K. Olupona
Jacob K. Olupona is professor of African religious traditions at Harvard Divinity School and professor of African and African American studies in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University. He is the author and editor of many books, including "African Spirituality, Beyond Primitivism," and "African Traditional Religions in Contemporary Society," Terry Rey is associate professor of religion at Temple University. He is the author of "Our Lady of Class Struggle: The Cult of the Virgin Mary in Haiti and Bourdieu on Religion,"
Jacob K. Olupona was born in 1951 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of California, Davis Harvard University and Harvard Divinit.