Women in the Yoruba Religious Sphere

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SUNY Press, 9. okt. 2003 - 172 sider
An exploration of gender and power relations in Yoruba religion--both Christianity and Yoruba traditional religion. Drawing on a wide range of oral and written sources, this book shows that women occupy a central place in the religious worldview and life of the Yoruba people and shows how men and women engage in mutually beneficial roles in the Yoruba religious sphere. It explores how gender issues play out in two Yoruba religious traditions--indigenous religion and Christianity in Southwestern Nigeria. Rather than shy away from illuminating the tensions between the prominent roles of Yoruba women in religion and their perceived marginalization, author Oyeronke Olajubu underscores how Yoruba women have challenged marginalization in ways unprecedented in other world religions.
 

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Innhold

Concepts and Theories on Women in Yoruba Religious Sphere
1
Women in Yoruba Culture and Society
21
Women in Yoruba Christian Tradition
43
Identity Power and Gender Relations in Yoruba Religious Traditions
65
Women and Rituals in Yoruba Religion
93
Conclusion
125
Notes
131
References
137
Index
145
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Om forfatteren (2003)

Oyeronke Olajubu is Senior Lecturer of Comparative Religion at the University of Ilorin.

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