Islam, Hinduism and Judaism in South Africa

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

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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 more

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  • Hardback | 312 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 19mm | 612g
  • Greenwood Press
  • Westport, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • annotated edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0313304726
  • 9780313304729

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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."-JAASshow more

About David Chidester

DAVID CHIDESTER is Professor of Comparative Religion and Director of the Institute for Comparative Religion in Southern Africa at the University of Cape Town. His recent books include Savage Systems: Colonialism and Comparative Religion in Southern Africa and Shots in the Streets: Violence and Religion in South Africa. JUDY TOBLER is Research Manager for the Institute for Comparative Religion in Southern Africa at the University of Cape Town. DARREL WRATTEN is Lecturer in Religious Studies and Associate Director of the Institute for Comparative Religion in Southern Africa at the University of Cape more

Table of contents

Preface Global Religions, Local Communities Islam General Overviews Islam in the Cape Islam in Natal Islam in the Transvaal Islamic Education and Jurisprudence Islam and Politics Muslim-Christian Relations Hinduism General Overviews Sanatanist Hinduism Neo-Hinduism Gandhi in South Africa Judaism General Overviews Judaism in the Cape Judaism in Natal Judaism in the Transvaal Jewish Education and Jurisprudence Judaism and Politics Zionism Anti-Semitism Indexshow more