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The African Religions of Brazil

Toward a Sociology of the Interpenetration of Civilizations

By Roger Bastide
Translated by Helen Sebba

Written by one of France's most brilliant and creative anthropologists, The African Religions of Brazil is regarded as a classic in Afro-American studies. First published in France in 1960, the book represents a singular effort to develop a theory of the interpenetrations of African, European, Christian, and non-Christian cultures in Brazil from colonial times to the present. Addressing a remarkable range of topics—from mysticism and syncretism to the problems of collective memory, from the history of slavery in Brazil to world-wide race relations—the work is shaped by the author's rich and original conceptual framework. The result is a compelling study of the origins and growth of a native religious environment.

The English translation is supplemented with a biographical foreword by Richard Price and a thematic introduction by Brazilian sociologist Duglas T. Monteiro.

About the Authors

At the time of his death in 1974, Roger Bastide was a professor in the Faculté de Lettres et Sciences Humaines at the Sorbonne. Of a rich scholarly legacy of some thirty books and well over three hundred articles, his acknowledged masterwork is The African Religions of Brazil.

Reviews

An essential, and provocative, starting point for study of its topic.

- Andrew F. Walls - Theological Book Review

A near classic... Bastide's study remains central to anyone interested in the topic.

- John A. Coleman - Theological Studies
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