Wild Religion: Tracking the Sacred in South Africa ePub (Adobe DRM) download by David Chidester

Wild Religion: Tracking the Sacred in South Africa

University of California Press
Publication date: March 2012
ISBN: 9780520951570
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

List price:
$29.95
Our price:
$26.99

You save: $2.96 (10%)
GET THIS EBOOK
FOR FREE!
Join our Facebook sweepstake, share and
get 10 likes. Winners
get notified in 24H!
Wild Religion is a wild ride through recent South African history from the advent of democracy in 1994 to the euphoria of the football World Cup in 2010. In the context of South Africa's political journey and religious diversity, David Chidester explores African indigenous religious heritage with a difference. As the spiritual dimension of an African Renaissance, indigenous religion has been recovered in South Africa as a national resource. Wild Religion analyzes indigenous rituals of purification on Robben Island, rituals of healing and reconciliation at the new national shrine, Freedom Park, and rituals of animal sacrifice at the World Cup. Not always in the national interest, indigenous religion also appears in the wild religious creativity of prison gangs, the global spirituality of neo-shamans, the ceremonial display of Zulu virgins, the ancient Egyptian theosophy in South Africa's Parliament, and the new traditionalism of South Africa's President Jacob Zuma. Arguing that the sacred is produced through the religious work of intensive interpretation, formal ritualization, and intense contestation, Chidester develops innovative insights for understanding the meaning and power of religion in a changing society. For anyone interested in religion, Wild Religion uncovers surprising dynamics of sacred space, violence, fundamentalism, heritage, media, sex, sovereignty, and the political economy of the sacred.
Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
Wild Religion: Tracking the Sacred in South Africa ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
706 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Wild Religion: Tracking the Sacred in South Africa ePub (Adobe DRM) download by David Chidester
University of California Press, March 2012
ISBN: 9780520951570
EAN:  9780520951570
ePub (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $29.95 eBook price: $26.99
Wild Religion: Tracking the Sacred in South Africa PDF (Adobe DRM) download by David Chidester
University of California Press, March 2012
ISBN: 9780520951570
EAN:  2370004574370
PDF (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $29.95 eBook price: $26.99
Other books by David Chidester
Religions of South Africa (Routledge Revivals) ePub download by David Chidester
Religions of South Africa (Routledge Revivals)
David Chidester
Routledge, June 2014
ISBN: 9781138791183
Format: ePub, PDF
List Price: $44.95 Our price: $41.99
Salvation and Suicide: An Interpretation of Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple, and Jonestown PDF (Adobe DRM) download by David Chidester
Salvation and Suicide
David Chidester
Indiana University Press, October 2003
ISBN: 9780253216328
Format: PDF
List Price: $17.99 Our price: $13.99
Salvation and Suicide: An Interpretation of Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple, and Jonestown ePub (Adobe DRM) download by David Chidester
Salvation and Suicide: An Interpretation of Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple, and Jonestown
David Chidester
Indiana University Press, August 1991
ISBN: 9780253206909
Format: ePub
List Price: $17.99 Our price: $13.99