© 2015

Contemporary Perspectives on Religions in Africa and the African Diaspora

  • Editors
  • Ibigbolade S. Aderibigbe
  • Carolyn M. Jones Medine

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Carolyn M. Jones Medine, Ibigbolade Aderibigbe
    Pages 1-5
  3. Pius Oyeniran Abioje
    Pages 79-99
  4. R. Ibrahim Adebayo
    Pages 101-118
  5. M. I. Oguntoyinbo-Atere
    Pages 119-124
  6. Melanie L. Harris
    Pages 147-163

About this book


Contemporary Perspectives on Religions in Africa and the African Diaspora explores African derived religions in a globalized world. The volume focuses on the continent, on African identity in globalization, and on African religion in cultural change.


Christianity globalization identity Islam religion Tradition

About the authors

Maha Marouan, University of Alabama, USA Abioje P. O., University of Ilorin, Nigeria Adeboye Muhammed Akanbi Nurudeen, University of Ilorin, Nigeria Rotimi Omotoye, University of Ilorin, Nigeria Francis Olajide, Ekiti State University, Nigeria Rotimi Omotoye, University of Ilorin, Nigeria Adepju Jhonson-Bashua, Lagos State University, Nigeria Oguntola Laguda, Lagos State University, Nigeria Carolyn Medine, University of Georgia, USA David Olali, Claremont Graduate University, USA Kidogo Kennedy, University of Southern California, USA Melaine L. Harris, Texas Christian University, USA Robert Y. Owusu, Clark Atlanta University, USA Danielle Boaz, Drake University, USA Yushau Sodiq, Texas Christian University, USA

Bibliographic information


'This a significant collection, which engages broad and significant issues regarding religion and religious practices. The editors are to be commended for bringing this number and variety of authors together around a subject still in need of examination.' - Jualynne E. Dodson, Professor, Department of Sociology and the Graduate Program in African American & African Studies, Michigan State University, USA

'This is welcome introduction to current research and critical analysis of the religious traditions in Africa and the African diaspora. The contributors note the historic, philosophical, socio-cultural, moral, and legal implications of religions rooted in African realities and their rich and varied groundings in the diaspora. This book will be a valuable tool for many, especially students of the new African diaspora who have to welcome and appreciate learning and 'singing [the divine message and song] in a strange land.' - Elias Kifon Bongmba, Harry and Hazel Chair in Christian Theology, Professor of Religion, and President of the African Association for the Study of Religion, Rice University, USA