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Beyond Primitivism

Indigenous Religious Traditions and Modernity

Edited by Jacob K. Olupona

Routledge – 2003 – 368 pages

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Description

What role do indigenous religions play in today's world? Beyond Primitivism is a complete appraisal of indigenous religions - faiths integrally connected to the cultures in which they originate, as distinct from global religions of conversion - as practised across America, Africa, Asia and the Pacific today. At a time when local traditions across the world are colliding with global culture, it explores the future of indigenous faiths as they encounter modernity and globalization. Beyond Primitivism argues that indigenous religions are not irrelevant in modern society, but are dynamic, progressive forces of continuing vitality and influence. Including essays on Haitian vodou, Korean shamanism and the Sri Lankan 'Wild Man', the contributors reveal the relevance of native religions to millions of believers worldwide, challenging the perception that indigenous faiths are vanishing from the face of the globe.

Reviews

'It will be a very helpful introductory text for students of (comparative) religion everywhere for it will significantly broaden the religious horizon of all who read it.' - Reviews in Religion and Theology

Name: Beyond Primitivism: Indigenous Religious Traditions and Modernity (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Jacob K. Olupona. What role do indigenous religions play in today's world? Beyond Primitivism is a complete appraisal of indigenous religions - faiths integrally connected to the cultures in which they originate, as distinct from global religions of conversion -...
Categories: Indigenous Religions, Religion in Context, World Religions