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Title:On the Rationality of Conversion. Part One
Author:Horton, Robin
Year:1975
Periodical:Africa: Journal of the International African Institute
Volume:45
Issue:3
Pages:219-235
Language:English
Geographic terms:West Africa
Africa
Subjects:Islamization
African religions
Religion and Witchcraft
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
conversion
Links:https://www.jstor.org/stable/1159632
https://www.jstor.org/stable/1159452
http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&res_dat=xri:pao:&rft_dat=xri:pao:article:4011-1975-045-00-000018
Abstract:A theory of the author on the conversion of African peoples to Islam and Christianity (Africa, 1971, p. 85-108) was followed by a vigorous critical response by H. Fisher (Africa, 1973, p. 27-40). In this article the author works out the position of the supreme being in the indigenous religion to refute F.'s objection that the theory fails to account for the way in which the position of the supreme being varies as between one indigenous religious system and another (part I), and outlines in detail the growth of Islam in West Africa to refute F.'s objection that the theory does not account for the results of African exposure to Islam (part II). Ref., notes, résumé en français.
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