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Title:African indigenous religious traditions in local and global contexts: perspectives on Nigeria: a festschrift in honour of Jacob K. Olupona
Editor:Ogungbile, David O.
City of publisher:Lagos
Publisher:Malthouse Press
ISBN:9785325016; 9789785325010
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:African religions
indigenous knowledge
festschrifts (form)
About person:Jacob Obafemi Kehinde Olupona (1951-)ISNI
Abstract:This book has been compiled in honour of Nigerian Professor of African indigenous religion, Jacob K. Olupona. 26 contributions, mainly by Nigerian scholars, are organized into five sections: I. Issues and perspectives on African indigenous religious traditions; II. Knowlegde, power, vitality and representations; III. Rites, rituals and festivals; IV. Ethics, women and indigenous spirituality; V. AIRTs in diasporic contexts). Topics include: 'born again' traditional rulers and power; Ifa divination; moral knowlegde and responsibility in times of AIDS and biowarfare; health and healing; shrines and sovereignty in religious life; secret knowledge and secret societies; spirituality in the lives of Muslim and Christian religious leaders; contemporary Muslim and Christian music performances; rites of passage among the Ngas, Mupun and Mwaghavul; burial rites and reincarnation traditions among the Ikwerre; the Igue festival of the Benin people; the Osun Osogbo festival; the Zangbeto festival of the Ogu; retribution in Owhe society; spiritual security and morality in Igbo society; spirituality and business ethics among the Igbo; women in Yoruba and Igbo indigenous spirituality; women and seclusion at the Royal Harem of Benin; Orisha traditions in the American and Caribbean diaspora; Ifa priests in the United States; shared cultural practices of Nigerians and Cubans; identity and memory in a Yoruba diaspora community. The volume ends with a brief biographical sketch of Professor Olupona. [ASC Leiden abstract]