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Title:The new religions of Africa
Editor:Jules-Rosette, BennettaISNI
Chapter(s):Present
Year:1979
Pages:248
Language:English
Series:Modern sociology
City of publisher:Norwood, NJ
Publisher:Ablex Publishing Corporation
ISBN:0893910147
Geographic term:Subsaharan Africa
Subjects:African Independent Churches
social change
Abstract:Collection of firsthand field reports on contemporary African cults and churches, focussing in particular on the importance of religion as an agent and symbol of change in emerging African nations, and on the changing roles of gender in African society. Contributions are arranged in three parts: From cult to church; religious groups in contemporary African society - Symbolic conceptions of male and female in leadership and adepthood - Indigenous churches and local adaptations of world religions.
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