Religion on the Move!: New Dynamics of Religious Expansion in a Globalizing World

Religion on the Move!: New Dynamics of Religious Expansion in a Globalizing World

by Brill
     
 

How do religions spread in today’s world, where Christian missions have lost influence and modern nations have replaced colonial empires? Religions on the Move is a collection of essays charting new religious expansions. Contemporary evangelists may be Nigerian, Korean, Brazilian or Congolese, working at the grassroots and outside the mainstream in

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How do religions spread in today’s world, where Christian missions have lost influence and modern nations have replaced colonial empires? Religions on the Move is a collection of essays charting new religious expansions. Contemporary evangelists may be Nigerian, Korean, Brazilian or Congolese, working at the grassroots and outside the mainstream in Pentecostal, reformist Islamic, and Hindu spiritual currents. While transportation and media provide newfound mobility, the mission field may be next door, in Europe, North America, and within the “South,” where migrants from Africa, Asia, and Latin America settle. These essays, using perspectives from religious studies, ethnography, history and sociology, show that immigrants, women, and other disempowered peoples transmit their faiths from everywhere to everywhere, engaging in globalization from below.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004242289
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/15/2012
Series:
International Studies in Religion and Society, #15
Pages:
470
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Afe Adogame, Ph.D. (1998), Bayreuth University, Germany is Associate Professor of Religious Studies/World Christianity at University of Edinburgh. He has published monographs, edited books on religion in Africa and the diaspora, including Religion Crossing Boundaries (2010), and African Christian Diaspora (2013).

Shobana Shankar, Ph.D. (2003), University of California, Los Angeles, is Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Georgetown University. She has published on religion in Africa, including a monograph, Who Shall Enter Paradise: Christian Missions and the Politics of Difference in Muslim Northern Nigeria.

Contributors include: Afe Adogame, Shobana Shankar, Matthew Forrest Lowe, Dyron B. Daughrity, Janel Kragt Bakker, Rebecca Catto, Jonas Adelin Jørgensen, Shuma Iwai, Albert Wuaku, Hakano Abdi Wario, Ramzi Ben Amara, Rebecca Y. Kim, Annalisa Butticci, Heidemarie Winkel, Anderson H M Jeremiah, Olufunke Adeboye, Mark Shaw, Marilia Fiorillo, Musa. O. Adeniyi, Daniëlle Koning, Susanne Kröhnert-Othman, Philip Wingeier-Rayo, Matthew Kustenbauder, Damien Mottier, and Bolaji Bateye.

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