Religion and Spirituality in South Africa

New Perspectives

Edited by: Duncan Brown

Religion and spirituality are closely woven into the fabric of South African public and private life - though not always seamlessly. This book is concerned with the role of religion and spirituality in individual identity and belief, as well as in the public spheres of South African governance and policy-making. It brings together significant researchers from various disciplinary perspectives - ranging from law and politics to theology, literature, and media studies - with the aim of investigating new critical approaches to religion and spirituality. The book seriously engages with the range and power of religious and spiritual discourses that run through individual and communal identification. It will stimulate further thought and work in this crucial area of South African - and postcolonial - study and life.

294 pages

Publication Date: 9/1/2009
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781869141677