Religious Movements and Politics in Sub-Saharan Africa

  title={Religious Movements and Politics in Sub-Saharan Africa},
  author={Terence O. Ranger},
  journal={African Studies Review},
  pages={1 - 70}
  • T. Ranger
  • Published 1 June 1986
  • History
  • African Studies Review
It is important to make clear from the beginning what this review will cover and what it will not. Its focus will be on “traditional” and Christian religious movements in the last hundred years. By movements are meant widespread and grassroots adherence to religious ideas, symbols and rituals, sometimes brief in duration, sometimes long-lasting; sometimes lacking and sometimes acquiring formal organizational structures. The review will deal, therefore, with questions of “popular conciousness… 

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