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Savage Systems examines the emergence of the concepts of "religion"and "religions" on colonial frontiers. The book offers a detailed analysis of the ways in which European travelers, missionaries, settlers, and government agents, as well as indigenous Africans, engaged in the comparison of alternative religious ways of life as one dimension of intercultural contact. FocusiSavage Systems examines the emergence of the concepts of "religion"and "religions" on colonial frontiers. The book offers a detailed analysis of the ways in which European travelers, missionaries, settlers, and government agents, as well as indigenous Africans, engaged in the comparison of alternative religious ways of life as one dimension of intercultural contact. Focusing primarily on ninteenth-century frontier relations, David Chidester demonstrates that the terms and conditions for comparison--including a discrouse about "otherness" that were established during this period still remains.A volume in the series Studies in Religion and Culture...

Title : Savage Systems: Colonialism and Comparative Religion in Southern Africa
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ISBN : 9780813916675
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 324 Pages
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Savage Systems: Colonialism and Comparative Religion in Southern Africa Reviews

  • Roger Green
    2018-07-23 17:59

    Although the last few pages of this book retreat into a defense of comparative religious analysis, the bulk of its argument and its source material point out the real flaws underwriting such conceptions. Chid ester's historical documentation is various and resourceful. The book is well written and remains thoroughly relevant in 2017.

  • Beth
    2018-08-07 18:51

    I LOVED this one. Its a well researched, thought out account of the evolution of colonization in South Africa--from fronterialist research, to imperialism, and eventually apartheid.