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Beyond belief: how powerful is religion in Africa?

Jones, Ben (2018) Beyond belief: how powerful is religion in Africa? Africa at LSE (08 Oct 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Much academic and popular literature portrays Africans as more innately religious than other people. Ben Jones challenges this assumption. Citing his experience in Uganda and the work of other academics, he stresses the importance of looking beyond personal religiosity to the social institutions and wider cultural norms often present across the continent. In this way, religion in Africa is not reduced to something innate and mysterious, but is instead socially situated.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/2018/10/08/beyo...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author; Online
Divisions: IGA: Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Sets: Research centres and groups > Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa
Collections > Africa at LSE
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2019 16:34
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2019 21:32
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/91900

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