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Title:Savage Systems: Colonialism and Comparative Religion in Southern Africa
Format Type:Ebook
Author:David Chidester
Publisher:University of Virginia Press
ISBN:0813916674
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:324
Category:Religion, Theory

Savage Systems: Colonialism and Comparative Religion in Southern Africa by David Chidester

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Savage Systems: Colonialism and Comparative Religion in Southern Africa i Savage Systems i examines the emergence of the concepts of religion and religions on colonial frontiers The book offers a detailed analysis of the ways in which European travelers missionaries settlers and government agents as well as indigenous Africans engaged in the comparison of alternative religious ways of life as one dimension of intercultural contact Focusing primarily on ninteenth century frontier relations David Chidester demonstrates that the terms and conditions for comparison including a discrouse about otherness that were established during this period still remains .

A volume in the series Studies in Religion and Culture

Religions Of South Africa, American Sacred Space (Religion in North America), Christianity: A Global History, Word and Light: Seeing, Hearing, and Religious Discourse, Empire of Religion: Imperialism and Comparative Religion, Patterns of Transcendence: Religion, Death, and Dying, Authentic Fakes: Religion and American Popular Culture, Wild Religion: Tracking the Sacred in South Africa, Salvation and Suicide: An Interpretation of Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple, and Jonestown, Savage Systems: Colonialism and Comparative Religion in Southern Africa