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African Indigenous Religions and Disease Causation: From Spiritual Beings to Living Humans

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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

This comparative and historical work provides rich material on religion and disease etiologies among five African peoples (San, Maasai, Sukuma, Kongo and Yoruba) and discusses possible reasons for an important shift from spiritual beings such as deities to living humans like 'witches' as agents of disease.

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David Westerlund, Ph.D. (1980) in the History of Religions, Stockholm University, is Professor of the Study of Religions at Sodertorn University College in Stockholm. He has published extensively on religions in Africa and the West, including the recent Sufism in Europe and North America (2004), which he has edited.

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'...gedankenreichen, schon edierten Band...' Henryk Kupiszewski, Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung fur Rechtsgeschichte, 1993.
EAN: 9789004144330
ISBN: 9004144331
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: BRILL ACADEMIC PUB
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2006
Seitenanzahl: 237 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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