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By Jacob K. Olupona

What function do indigenous religions play in brand new global? Beyond Primitivism is an entire appraisal of indigenous religions - faiths integrally hooked up to the cultures within which they originate, as specific from worldwide religions of conversion - as practised throughout the USA, Africa, Asia and the Pacific this present day. At a time while neighborhood traditions internationally are colliding with international tradition, it explores the way forward for indigenous faiths as they come upon modernity and globalization. Beyond Primitivism argues that indigenous religions are usually not inappropriate in sleek society, yet are dynamic, innovative forces of constant power and effect. together with essays on Haitian vodou, Korean shamanism and the Sri Lankan 'Wild Man', the individuals show the relevance of local religions to hundreds of thousands of believers around the globe, difficult the belief that indigenous faiths are vanishing from the face of the globe.

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