ISBN 9789788422235
Pages 129
Dimensions 203 x 127 mm
Published 2010
Publisher Malthouse Press, Nigeria
Format Paperback

Comparative Historical and Interpretative Study of Religions

by Michael P. Adogbo

Comparative Historical and Interpretative Study of Religions, is a historical and interpretative study of religions. The work provides a thorough methodological discussion on specific themes, historical figures and movements in Religious Studies. It delves into other themes such as the concepts of God, spirits, mysterious forces, pollution and ritual symbolism. The reference to the Urhobo is a clear demonstration of current efforts by scholars in this area of study to deemphasise the old forms of generalisation to greater differentiation. This approach provides new impetus for meaningful interpretation and comprehensive examination of the various themes in the light of current scholarship. Also fundamental an analysis of the methodological problems in the study of African traditional religions. Some remedies which are intended to open new avenues for researchers are highlighted.

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About the Author

Michael P. Adogbo

Michael P. Adogbo is professor of African Religions at Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria. He holds a doctorate degree from Obafemi Awolowo University and specialises in African Religions, research methods, and sociology of religion.