Islam, Hinduism and Judaism in South Africa: An Annotated Bibliography

Islam, Hinduism and Judaism in South Africa: An Annotated Bibliography

Hardback Bibliographies & Indexes in Religious Studies

By (author) David Chidester, By (author) Chirevo Kwenda, By (author) Robert Petty, By (author) Judy Tobler, By (author) Darrel Wratten

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  • Publisher: Greenwood Press
  • Format: Hardback | 312 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 234mm x 19mm | 612g
  • Publication date: 7 August 1997
  • Publication City/Country: Westport
  • ISBN 10: 0313304726
  • ISBN 13: 9780313304729
  • Edition: Annotated
  • Edition statement: annotated edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations

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A comprehensive guide to three global religions that have established strong local communities in South Africa, this work is a valuable resource for scholars, students in religious studies, African studies, anthropology, and history. Beginning with a general introduction to the immigrant origins, minority status, and global connections of each tradition, the book proceeds to organize and generously annotate the literature according to religion. This volume, combined with two other annotated bibliographies, African Traditional Religion in South Africa and Christianity in South Africa (both Greenwood, 1997), will become the standard reference text for South African religions. With special attention to historical and social conditions, this work examines the distinctively South African forms of these important minority religions in South Africa. In each section, an introductory essay identifies significant themes. The bibliography annotations that follow are concise yet detailed essays, written in an engaging and accessible style and supported by an exhaustive index. The book, therefore, provides a full and complex profile of three religious traditions that are firmly located in South African history and society.

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"Islam, Hinduism, and Judaism in South Africa covers the ground in literature that has for a long time remained fallow....Without being moralistic, and by simply exposing the various discourse on such subjects as race, stereotype, anti-Semitism, and religious lables, Chidester, Tobler, and Wratten...challenge the readers to look inwardly, examine themseslves and remove their various masks....[O]pens the door and sets the standard for future scholarship on religious plurality in Africa....Libraries - private or public - are enriched by [this] book."-JAAS