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    Africa and the globalization of religion in the contemporary era

    Ackah, William (2021) Africa and the globalization of religion in the contemporary era. In: Falola, T. and Bashir Salau, M. (eds.) Africa in Global History. De Gruyter, pp. 263-279. ISBN 9783110677812.

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    This chapter explores the role of religion in Africa and the African diaspora in the contemporary era. It argues that in order to understand and explain contemporary developments, students need to understand that expressions of African spirituality are connected to the spiritual expressions of African descendants. This chapter provides overviews of Christianity, Islam, African traditional religion, and new diasporic African religions, and argues that these traditions in the lived experience of African descendants need to be studied comparatively with African people at the center of such studies. The work concludes by arguing that we should not just study contemporary expressions of African spirituality for academic reasons, but we should study and research in order to advance and elevate the African personality in the twenty-first century.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Africa; social history; cultural history; social history
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: William Ackah
    Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2022 17:17
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:13


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