Beyond Primitivism: Indigenous Religious Traditions and by Jacob K. Olupona

By Jacob K. Olupona

What function do indigenous religions play in trendy global? Beyond Primitivism is an entire appraisal of indigenous religions - faiths integrally hooked up to the cultures within which they originate, as certain from international religions of conversion - as practised throughout the United States, Africa, Asia and the Pacific at the present time. At a time whilst neighborhood traditions internationally are colliding with international tradition, it explores the way forward for indigenous faiths as they stumble upon modernity and globalization. Beyond Primitivism argues that indigenous religions are usually not beside the point in sleek society, yet are dynamic, revolutionary forces of continuous energy and effect. together with essays on Haitian vodou, Korean shamanism and the Sri Lankan 'Wild Man', the individuals display the relevance of local religions to hundreds of thousands of believers world wide, tough the belief that indigenous faiths are vanishing from the face of the globe.

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