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The Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria are remarkable for the copresence between them of 3 non secular traditions: Islam, Christianity, and the indigenous orisa faith. during this comparative research, without delay ancient and anthropological, Peel explores the intertwined personality of the 3 religions and the dense imbrication of faith in all elements of Yoruba background as much as the current. For over four hundred years, the Yoruba have straddled geocultural spheres: one achieving north over the Sahara to the area of Islam, the opposite linking them to the Euro-American global through the Atlantic. those exterior spheres have been the resource of contrasting cultural impacts, significantly these emanating from the realm religions. besides the fact that, the Yoruba not just imported Islam and Christianity but additionally exported their very own orisa faith to the hot global. ahead of the voluntary glossy diaspora that has introduced many Yoruba to Europe and the Americas, tens of millions have been offered as slaves within the New international, bringing with them the worship of the orisa.
Peel bargains deep perception into vital modern topics corresponding to spiritual conversion, new spiritual hobbies, family members among international religions, the stipulations of non secular violence, the transnational flows of latest faith, and the interaction among culture and the calls for of an ever-changing current. within the approach, he makes an enormous theoretical contribution to the anthropology of global religions.

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