What Has Religion Studies in Africa Been Up To? (Paperback)

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By Jaco Beyers (Editor)
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The purpose of the book is to provide a collection of perspectives from various parts of Africa on what scholars in religion studies are currently engaged with, whether it refers to topics or methodology. Each chapter is written from the perspective of a scholar working within a particular context on a particular theme or topic related to religion studies. Several methodologies have been implemented in each contribution to the book. Each contribution applies a different methodology for the purpose of investigating a specific topic or research theme. In general, the majority of the contributions follow a method of critical literature review as applied to a specific field. The book is not intended to provide an exhaustive list of all possible topics and themes addressed in current research in Africa. From a decolonized perspective, the book gives voice to African scholars who exhibit their scholarly work as related to religion studies. Topics addressed include curriculum design and pedagogical approaches in teaching religion studies, the relation between religion and culture in an African context, religion and health, religion and gender, interreligious relations in Africa, religion and ecology, and religion and mission.

About the Author

Jaco Beyers is an associate professor of religion studies on the faculty of theology and religion at University of Pretoria.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781532668036
ISBN-10: 1532668031
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication Date: April 5th, 2023
Pages: 292
Language: English