African religion
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1. Term, meaning, scope for research

African Religion is a term used in recent scholarly literature to describe the common features of a plethora of religious practices in African societies as manifest in shrines and healing movements, divination practices and ancestor and cult figures. Largely uninfluence…

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Rüther, Kirsten, “African religion”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Executive editor of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy. Consulted online on 19 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160321

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