Women in the Yoruba Religious Sphere

Women in the Yoruba Religious Sphere

4.4 (5 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author)  , Foreword by 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day
When will my order arrive?

Description

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.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 149.9 x 232.2 x 10.7mm | 244.94g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 0791458865
  • 9780791458860

Review quote

"This book's thorough study of the interplay of gender and power relations in the Yoruba religious sphere provides a fresh interpretation to dominant theses and ideas in this area of study."
show more

About Oyeronke Olajubu

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

Rating details

5 ratings
4.4 out of 5 stars
5 60% (3)
4 20% (1)
3 20% (1)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X