Orisa Devotion as World Religion: The Globalization of Yoruba Religious Culture

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As the twenty-first century begins, tens of millions of people participate in devotions to the spirits called Orisa. This book explores the emergence of Orisa devotion as a world religion, one of the most remarkable and compelling developments in the history of the human religious quest. Originating among the Yoruba people of West Africa, the varied traditions that comprise Orisa devotion are today found in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Australia. The African spirit proved remarkably resilient in the face of the ...

Orisa Devotion as World Religion: The Globalization of Yoruba Religious Culture 2008, University of Wisconsin Press

ISBN-13: 9780299224608

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Orisa Devotion as World Religion: The Globalization of Yoruba Religious Culture 2008, University of Wisconsin Press

ISBN-13: 9780299224646

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