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Title:The public face of African new religious movements in diaspora: imagining the religious 'other'
Editor:Adogame, Afeosemime UnuoseISNI
Series:Ashgate Inform series on minority religions and spiritual movements
City of publisher:Farnham
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing Ltd
ISBN:9781472409119; 9781472409126; 9781472409133
Geographic term:world
religious movements
Abstract:This book provides theoretical and methodological insights for understanding and interpreting African new religious movements (ANRMs) and African-derived religions in diaspora. The 16 contributors focus on groups and movements drawn from Christian, Islamic, Jewish and African-derived religious movements and explore their provenance and patterns of emergence, their belief systems and ritual practices; their public and civic roles; their organisational networks; and the implications of interactions within and between the groups and with the host societies. The book offers insights into how ANRMs can be better defined, approached, and interpreted by scholars, policy makers and media practitioners alike. Chapters: 1 The discourse about 'Africa' in religious communities in Brazil: how Africa becomes the ultimate source of authenticity in Afro-Brazilian religions; 2 'Irrecha': a traditional Oromo religious ritual goes global; 3 Self-representation by Black Majority Christianity in Britain; 4 The transnational dynamics of black Jews in France; 5 'Take over Asia for God!': the public face of African Pentecostal Churches in China; 6 Uncovering an alternative story: examining the religious and social lives of Afro-Carribean youth in London and New York City; 7 Juggling multiple identities to overcome minority status: young Congolese Pentecostals in Montreal (Quebec, Canada); 8 'Living by the Spirit': African Christian communities in Sweden; 9 'Penetrating the unseen': the role of religious and spiritual practices in the Senegalese boat migration process; 10 'The Coca-Cola of churches arrives': Nigeria's redeemed Christian Church of God in Brazil; 11 Nigerian Pentecostals in Britain: towards prosperity or consumerism?; 12 Public perception of witchcraft accusations, stereotyping and child abuse: a case study of Britain's Black Majority Churches; The strangers in our midst: issues of misunderstanding between African migrant churches in Germany and mainstream German churches. [ASC Leiden abstract]