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dc.creatorSperling, David
dc.creatorObudho, R.A.
dc.creatorHoorweg, Jan
dc.creatorFoeken, Dick
dc.date11/13/2013
dc.dateWed, 13 Nov 2013
dc.dateWed, 13 Nov 2013 16:26:35
dc.dateYear: 2000
dc.dateWed, 13 Nov 2013 16:26:35
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-18T11:29:10Z
dc.date.available2015-03-18T11:29:10Z
dc.identifier3825839370
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11071/3732
dc.descriptionBook chapter in book titled "Kenya Coast Handbook: culture, resources and development in the East African littoral"
dc.descriptionThe peoples of the Kenya Coast follow a variety of religious traditions. Whereas Islam has been present in the region for centuries, the beginning of Christianity in modern times only goes back some 150 years. African religious beliefs and practices existed long before the coming of Islam or Christianity. This chapter examines the religious traditions of the Kenya Coast, looking first at their historical origins and development. Rather than attempt a detailed description of the tenets and practices of each of the traditions, the chapter seeks to explain how they have influenced and interacted with each other. At the same time it assesses their overall importance, their relation to the social life and political economy of the region, and what their general circumstances are today.
dc.description.abstractThe peoples of the Kenya Coast follow a variety of religious traditions. Whereas Islam has been present in the region for centuries, the beginning of Christianity in modern times only goes back some 150 years. African religious beliefs and practices existed long before the coming of Islam or Christianity. This chapter examines the religious traditions of the Kenya Coast, looking first at their historical origins and development. Rather than attempt a detailed description of the tenets and practices of each of the traditions, the chapter seeks to explain how they have influenced and interacted with each other. At the same time it assesses their overall importance, their relation to the social life and political economy of the region, and what their general circumstances are today.
dc.formatNumber of Pages:p. 157 - 172
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherTransaction Publishers
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dc.subjectReligion
dc.subjectCulture
dc.subjectSociety
dc.subjectdevelopment
dc.subjectEast Africa
dc.titleReligion and society
dc.typeBook Chapter


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