Women in the Yoruba Religious Sphere (Suny Series) (Paperback)

Women in the Yoruba Religious Sphere (Suny Series) By Oyeronke Olajubu, Jacob K. Olupona (Foreword by) Cover Image
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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.

About the Author

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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780791458860
ISBN-10: 0791458865
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication Date: October 9th, 2003
Pages: 184
Language: English
Series: Suny Series