Re-thinking the Study of Religion: Lessons from Field Studies of Religions in Africa and the African Diaspora

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Abstract

Three stories, recorded from my field notes, comprise this chapter. These encounters provide insights into how I formulated my work with, and study of religion among, different societies from the African continent. The first occurred in the early 1980s in Ethiopia, when I was studying Ethiopian Jews at the beginning of my academic training. The second took place in the late 1980s, when I was about to begin my PhD fieldwork in Kenya, and the third in Israel with African Christian labor migrants, nearly 20 years later.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies
EditorsKaren Lauterbach, Mika Vähäkangas
PublisherBrill Academic Publishers
Pages80-108
Number of pages29
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020

Publication series

NameGlobal Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies
Volume35
ISSN (Print)1876-2247

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