Two new religions: one analytic frame

While carrying out anthropological field research in Wara Wara Bafodea Chiefdom in northern Sierra Leone, where both Islamic and Christian influence exist, the author was struck with how outwardly different these two external religions were on the fact of it. The author examines those features of bo...

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Published in:Journal
Main Author: Ottenberg, Simon 1923-
Format: Print Article
Language:English
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Published: 1985
In:Journal
Year: 1985, Volume: 6, Issue: 2, Pages: 255-268
Further subjects:B Religious sociology
B Islam
B Sierra Leone Northern (Sierra Leone) Islam Christianity Religious sociology
B Sierra Leone
B Christianity
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Summary:While carrying out anthropological field research in Wara Wara Bafodea Chiefdom in northern Sierra Leone, where both Islamic and Christian influence exist, the author was struck with how outwardly different these two external religions were on the fact of it. The author examines those features of both religions which seem similar at Bafodea, as well as the processes of religious change involved in both cases. The differences in influence of these two great religions on Bafodea life and culture. The beliefs and the behavior associated with the ideas of balance, autonomy and openness. (DÜI-Ott)
ISSN:0266-6952
Contains:In: Maʿhad Šu'ūn al-Aqallīyāt al-Muslima (Dschidda), Journal